Behati Prinsloo Biography

Behati Prinsloo, a renowned lingerie model and fashion icon, rose to fame after being discovered in Cape Town by a talent scout. With her red-cheeked and hazel-eyed beauty, she quickly became a favorite on the runways of Paris and London. However, it was her signing with Victoria’s Secret as the face of their casual clothing line ‘Pink’ that catapulted her to stardom. Behati has since walked in numerous fashion shows for the brand and has graced the pages of prestigious fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle. Known for her quirky style and high-profile relationships, Behati Prinsloo continues to captivate the fashion industry and her online fans alike.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 35 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Adam Levine
    • Father: Boet Prinsloo
    • Mother: Magda Prinsloo
    • Children: Dusty Rose Levine
  • Quotes By Behati Prinsloo
  • Models
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm)

Childhood & Early Life

Behati Prinsloo was born on May 16, 1989 in Grootfontein, a small town in Otjozondjupa, Namibia, to church minister Boet and bed-and-breakfast provider Magda. While holidaying in Cape Town, South Africa, with her grandparents, she was spotted by Sarah Doukas, owner of Storm Model Management, at a grocery store in 2005. She was only 16 then.


She went to London in September 2005 to pursue modeling and made her runway debut at Prada and Miu Miu shows in Milan and Paris. She did a photo shoot for the British editorial, Vogue, in September 2005, followed by Vogue Italia in December. In February 2006, she walked for Chanel, Fendi, and Alexander McQueen, soon after which, she shot for British ‘Vogue’ for the second time in March. In 2006, designer Henry Holland launched a T-shirt with the tagline ‘Fancy a Screw, Behati Prinsloo?’ as a part of his fall collection, which added to her popularity. She started walking for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2007 and has been modeling for the lingerie retailer since then. She was selected as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. In 2009, she appeared as the rich girl in The Virgins’ music video ‘Rich Girls’. In 2010, she created her own swimsuit line ‘Behati Loves Pink’ for Victoria’s Secret, which included designs inspired by African prints from her hometown, Grootfontein. The Australian swimwear brand ‘Seafolly’ made her its brand ambassador for its summer collection in 2012. She made a guest appearance, along with her co-models Jacquelyn Jablonski and Jasmine Tookes, in a 2012 episode of ‘Hawaii Five-O’, broadcasted on CBS network, playing a Victoria’s Secret model. She was made the face of Pepe Jeans for their Spring/Summer campaign in 2014.

Major Works

She got her real big break in 2007 when she started modeling for Victoria’s Secret and a year later, became the face of Pink, their sub-brand targeting teens and preteens.

Awards & Achievements

She was listed at number 12 on ‘The Top Sexiest Models’ by the fashion news site,

Personal Life & Legacy

She was into a relationship with Jamie Strachan, a British model, from 2005 to 2012. She started dating Adam Levine, lead vocalist of American pop rock band Maroon 5, in 2012, and got engaged with him in July 2013. By now, Levine was voted as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People’s magazine. She married the hunky musician on July 19, 2014 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


Her unusual name Behati means ‘Beatrice’ in Afrikaans language. She was found by Sarah Doukas, the same model scout who discovered the famous English model, Kate Moss. She is the proud owner of ‘Gollum’, a hairless Sphynx cat. Even though she has acted in a handful of films, she has never been bitten by the ‘model-to-actress transition’ bug. She enjoys being photographed and working behind it as well. She did a photo shoot of her fellow model-cum-friend, Coco Rocha, and her then-fiancé James Conran, in 2010. She considers fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel and Canadian model Coco Rocha as her good friends.

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