Behati Prinsloo (born May 16, 1989) is a Namibian super-model. While on holiday in Cape Town South Africa, at the age of 16, Behati entered a grocery store with her grandmother. And caught the eye of a photographer. Three months later Behati was sent to London and it all took off from there.
Photographed by British Royal Family photographer Mario Testino, Prinsloo has graced magazines such as Vog
ue, American Velvet and the British Telegraph. Behati has walked the velvet ropes of Dolce and Gabbana, Prada and Versace, she has been on the covers of Italy’s Muse, Russian Vogue, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, American Velvet and A’FOUR magazine. Her ad campaigns include Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, DKNY Jeans and Nine West as well as a Vogue Italia editorial with legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
On her resume are appearances in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for years 2007,2008,2009 and 2010. More recently in 2009, Behati was made the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel. She has been doing print work for the company as the face for sub-brand, ‘Pink’. Prinsloo ranked 14th on ‘The Top Sexiest Models’ list by models.com.
She is represented by Women Management in New York, Storm Models in London, Marylin Agency in Paris and D Management Group in Milan.
Her fashion show career has been more than helpful to her resume. By her second season in the model circulation, she had already walked on more than 70 runways per season.
She has walked in fashion shows such as ALESSANDRO DELL’ AQUA, MARNI, PUCCI, BURBERRY, DSQUARED, DOLCE & GABBANA, JIL SANDER, VERSACE, MISSONI, CHLOE, LOUIS VUITTON, KARL LAGERFELD, STELLA Mc CARTNEY, GIVENCHY, YVES SAINT LAURENT, JOHN GALLIANO, MIU MIU, CHANEL, GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, POLLINI, DIOR, LANVIN, JEREMY SCOTT, HUSSEIN CHALAYAN, FENDI, PRADA, PAUL SMITH, VERA WANG, MARC JACOBS, PROENZA SCHOULER, DKNY and many, many others.
Behati is good friends with Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha and is currently dating British model Jamie Strachan.
Place of Birth: South Africa, Africa
Grew up in: Namibia, Africa
Lives now: New York, United States