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Behati Prinsloo (/biˈɑːti ˈprɪnsluː/ bee-AH-tee PRIN-sloo; Afrikaans: [ˈbɛɦati ˈprənslʊə]; born 16 May 1988) is a Namibian supermodel and activist. In 2008, she became a Pink contract model, and moved on to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. She has walked in nine consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows (2007–2015; 2018–present). She opened consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015.

Career

Prinsloo debuted as a Prada/Miu Miu Exclusive. Soon after, Juergen Teller photographed her for her debut ad campaign, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and she soon was photographed by Mario Testino and Paolo Roversi for British Vogue, and David Sims for W Magazine.

Prinsloo has walked in fashion shows for Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Versace, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2012, Prinsloo was also the face of popular Australian swimwear brand Seafolly.

She has been on the covers of Vogue Spain, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Brasil, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Russia, Vogue Thailand, Elle France, Elle Spain, Elle Italia, Elle Sweden, L’Officiel Netherlands, Marie Claire Greece, Marie Claire South Africa, i-D Magazine, V Magazine, Russh Magazine, 10 Magazine, The Edit, Jalouse, and So It Goes Magazine.

Her ad campaigns include I Love Juicy Couture Fragrance, I Am Juicy Couture Fragrance, Juicy Couture Black Label, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang ‘Do Something’, T by Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, H&M, Nina Ricci, The Gap, Aquascutum, M Missoni, Sportmax, DKNY Jeans, Pepe Jeans, Lancaster, Stefanel, Esprit, Lacoste, Desigual, Seafolly, Nine West, and Raw Spirit Fragrance.

In 2010, Prinsloo designed “Behati Loves Pink” swimsuit capsule collection for Victoria’s Secret. In 2014 she designed a line of denim for THVM. Most recently she designed a fashion and accessories collection for Juicy Couture. Models.com ranks Prinsloo on their lists of ‘The Top Sexiest Models’ as well as their list of ‘The Money Girls’.

The night before the 4 December 2012 airing of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Prinsloo and fellow Victoria’s Secret models Jacquelyn Jablonski and Jasmine Tookes guest starred on 3 December “Ha’awe Make Loa” episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 playing themselves. In June 2014, Prinsloo made a cameo appearance in a preview of Missy Elliott protégée Sharaya J’s “Shut It Down” via a T by Alexander Wang campaign. Prinsloo appeared in various music videos such as Maroon 5’s “Animals”, “Cold”, “Wait” (Snapchat version) and “Girls Like You” and The Virgins’ “Rich Girls”.

After taking a two-year hiatus from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, Prinsloo returned to walk in the brand’s 2018 show.

Philanthropy

Prinsloo has embarked on a charitable trip to Haiti, following 2010’s devastating earthquake that caused irreparable damage to the small nation. Partnering with LakayPam, an organization dedicated to helping children in developing nations meet their basic needs, she collected and delivered hundreds of letters of hope from all over the world and helped raise funds.

When she made the journey to Haiti, she was accompanied by a cameraman and his friend. The resulting short film, Letters To Haiti, debuted 7 December 2011, at Milk Gallery in New York

Personal life

In May 2012, Prinsloo began dating Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, whom she married in Mexico on 19 July 2014. She gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter named Dusty Rose, on September 21, 2016. On September 13, 2017, Prinsloo announced her second pregnancy on her Instagram account. Levine announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they were expecting a girl. On February 15, 2018, Prinsloo gave birth to a daughter named Gio Grace.

She is close friends with fellow models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge.

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