Behati Prinsloo Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood and Early Life
Behati Prinsloo was born into an Afrikaans family in Namibia, Africa on 16 May 1989. Her parents own Bed and Breakfast establishment, which her mother manages. Her father is a minister. Prinsloo’s home language is Afrikaans but schooled in English, so she is bilingual. Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein in central Namibia, a country known as South West Africa before its independence in 1990.
Rise to Stardom
While on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa with her grandparents, Behati Prinsloo (16) caught the attention of a Storm Model Management employee. In 2005, she went to London to model. She found a lot of interest and was soon modelling on the runways of Milan and Paris. In September 2005, she had her first Vogue photo shoot that December appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue Italia.
By February 2006 Behati Prinsloo had modelled for all the big fashion house including Chanel and Alexander McQueen. In March 2006, she did another Vogue shoot. She also did her first music video, appearing in the Virgin’s Rich Girls. Then in 2007 she became Victoria’s Secret model and had been modelling for them for over ten years.
Once established as a Victoria Secret’s model, Behati Prinsloo's career continued its upward trajectory. In 2008 she became the face of Pink, Victoria’s Secret offshoot. Then in 2009, she became a Victoria’s, Secret Angel. She created a swimsuit line for Victoria’s Secret Behati Loves Pink. Seafolly Australia appointed her the brand ambassador for their 2012 range. She appeared as Victoria’s Secret model in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 (2012), Pepe Jeans appointed her their ambassador for their collection in 2014 and 2015 she appeared on Victoria’s Secret swim catalogue.
Prinsloo's agency is Storm Model Management. At times she has also worked with other organisations including Woman Milan, Elite Model Management, and Woman Management. She models around the world, has worked with all the top designers and appeared on in numerous magazine shoots and advertisements.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo featured in his band, Maroon 5’s music video. Entitled Animal shows the couple dripping in fake blood. (Prinsloo’s Instagram account).
Her breakthrough assignment came in 2007 when she was offered a modelling contract with Victoria’s Secret. Her Pink Angel campaign, aimed at young girls was another career highlight.
Awards and Achievements
Making a name for herself as Victoria’s Secret model. She has modelled for the brand for over ten years.
In 2014, Behati Prinsloo married, Adam Levine. Hollywood Life reported that she wore a blush pink dress and that the marriage took place in Mexico. Boet Prinsloo, a minister, conducted the marriage ceremony. Mindful of the fact that Adam’s father is of Jewish descent, they incorporated some Jewish traditions into the service. The couple has one child, a daughter, Dusky Rose.
On her Victoria’s Secret page, she says that Africa is her favourite place. She also says that the best part of her job is the travel to exotic places and the people she meets.
Behati Prinsloo eats an organic diet and keeps fit with swimming and other water-related sports.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Behati Prinsloo got involved with a charitable organisation assisting children. She made a trip to Haiti and appeared in a documentary Letters to Haiti.
Prinsloo cares deeply about animals. Putting an end to shark finning is something she feels strongly about, and she is also anti-poaching.