Behati Prinsloo

was born in South Africa but raised in GrootfonteinNamibia. Her father was contracted to work in South Africa before she was born, but when she was three years old her family moved back to Namibia. She is the only child of father Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo, who is a church minister, and mother, Magda (née Rossouw), who runs a bed and breakfast. Her family is Afrikaners and she grew up speaking Afrikaans as her native language; she was educated in English. She attended Grootfontein Secondary School and left after Grade 9 to pursue modeling.

Her modeling career began when she was discovered while vacationing in Cape Town with her grandparents. “We went to the grocery store after church and this guy came up to me and asked if I was a model and wrote his number on a piece of paper…”.

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.

Net Worth of Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo’s net worth is $12 million. She is the brand ambassador of many fragrances and clothing lines. Just recently, she has designed a fashion and accessories collection for Juicy Couture.

Prinsloo Career

  • 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 photoshoot 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 it’s a 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 Victoria’s Secret model.

  • She was made the face of Pepe Jeans for their Spring/Summer campaign in 2014.

  • In 2015, she debuted on the cover page of Victoria’s Secret swim catalog sporting a one-shoulder strappy black bikini.

  • Apart from her mother agency Storm, she has also modeled for other agencies, like Women Management (New York), View Management (Barcelona), Women Milan (Milan), Modelwerk (Hamburg), and Elite Model Management (Paris).

  • She has walked the runway for the cream of high fashion crop, which includes Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Paolo Roversi, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Lacoste, and Zac Posen.

  • She has appeared on cover pages of several international fashion magazines, such as French, Swedish & Italian Elle, Mexican GQ, i-D Magazine, L’Officiel Netherlands, American Velvet, Italian Muse, V, and Spanish Vogue.

  • She has done ad campaigns for numerous fashion heavyweights and editorials, like Chanel, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Juicy Couture, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Nina Ricci, Love Magazine, Vogue Italia, Glamour Magazine, and Interview Magazine.

Behati Trivia


  • Her unusual name Behati means ‘Beatrice’ in the 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 photoshoot 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.


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