Behati Prinsloo, the Namibian angel of Victoria’s Secret

Born in Grootfontein, in Namibia, where she grew up, Behati Prinsloo said she was discovered at age 16 in a supermarket in Cape Town while on vacation with her maternal grandparents, from model scout Sarah Doukas. Her mother, who runs a hotel in Namibia, is from Cape Town in South Africa, while her father is a Namibian pastor. Behati Prinsloo, after signing with her Storm Model Management, moved to London and then to New York. Behati is Afrikaans-English bilingual.

The Prinsloo appeared on the cover of Italian Muse, and the British Telegraph Magazine. In addition, more recently, has appeared on the cover of Russian Vogue in February 2007, and on that of Velvet USA in June 2007. In her advertising campaigns, you can mention J’adore, Chanel, H & M, Hugo Boss, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Nina Ricci. She has walked for Prada, Paul Smith, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Gianni Versace, Chanel, Missoni, Victoria’s Secret and DKNY.

Behati Prinsloo was ranked as number 31 in the ranking of the top 50 models of models.com site. In 2012 she was chosen by Seafolly as a model for the summer campaign. The next year is the new testimonial of the campaign Fall-Winter 2013/2014 of Stefanel.

In 2014 is the protagonist of the advertising campaign of Pepe Spring / Summer Jeans, alongside models Alsford George and Martha Dyks. She participates, together with her husband, in the video Animals Maroon 5. In 2015, is the protagonist of the advertising campaign spring / summer Tommy Hilfiger and is chosen as the new Juicy Couture fragrance testimonial.

Since 2009, Behati is one of the angels of Victoria’s Secret, for which parades since 2007, and that, from 2008 to 2011, has been the testimonial of the Pink line. In December 2012 to publicize the annual parade takes part in an episode of the television series Hawaii Five-0. In 2015 she appears on the swimwear catalog cover and is chosen by the design house to appear in commercials aired during the Super Bowl next to colleagues Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge, recreating just a game of football. She opens the show in 2014 and 2015 entered the history of Victoria’s Secret before her only two other angels who had the honor of opening the Fashion Show for two years in a row.

From 2005 to 2012 she has an affair to Jamie Strachan, a celebrated British model, but by May 2012 she began dating Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman. After a pause between the two at the beginning of 2013, in July, the two officially get engaged. On 19 July 2014, it is the wedding with a ceremony organized at Flora Farms of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The model wore a wedding dress by Marchesa and instead of wedding gifts the couple has asked charitable donations. Behati said in March 2016 to be currently pregnant with the couple’s first son, whose birth is expected by 2016.