There is no doubt that being able to bounce back shortly after childbirth and walk on high-fashion runway shows is not a small achievement. But that is what professional models do all the time, so it is little wonder that Namibian catwalk beauty, Behati Prinsloo continues to impress fashion lovers with her hot body even after two kids.
For those who may not know her, Behati is a top international model and one of the Angels of Victoria’s Secret variety. She is of African root and was born in South Africa even though her nationality is Namibian. In the course of her career, she has featured on the covers of big magazines all over the world and has also walked on the runways of numerous famous brands including H&M. Her career has seen significant enhancements over the years propelling her beyond modeling to become a known face in TV shows and music videos. Find out more about her below.
Behati Prinsloo’s Age, Ethnicity
Behati was born Prinsloo on 16 May 1988. The only child of her parents, Bahati’s comes from an Afrikaner family that lived in South Africa. But after three years of her birth, they moved back to Grootfontein, Namibia where she spent her childhood. Her father Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo is a church minister while her mother Magada runs a bread and breakfast lodging business. The family speaks Afrikaans as their home language but she received her education in English from Grootfontein Secondary school. After Grade 9, however, she left to focus on modeling having caught an interest for it when she was discovered by a guy who wrote his number on a paper while she was vacating in Cape Town with her grandparents.
Her first job in the industry was just a shot of her feet as a Prada in Miu Miu Exclusive. She went on to do her first ever ad campaign, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Since then, she has become a respectable fashion influencer in the industry. Some of her feats so far include being the first Pink contract model and being named the 14th Sexiest Female models by models.com. Currently, she models for Victoria’s Secret since joining the brand’s Angels in 2009. Behati Prinsloo is also the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly for Summer 2012.
The elite slim model has so far opened two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in succession. That notwithstanding, she made history for walking nine Victor’a’s Secret Fashion Shows in a row starting from 2007 to 2015.
Over the years, Behati has been a regular fixture in the front rows of big fashion brands’ runways such as Nina Ricci, Nine West, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and many others.
The supermodel has also appeared on many covers of top magazines including Vogue for different countries like Brasil, Turkey, Russia, Thailand and much more. Likewise, she has been the face of Elle magazines for different countries as well as Marie Claire’s. Other magazines she has become a cover girl for include Telegraph, I-D magazine, V magazine, Russia magazine, 10 magazines, The Edit, Jalouse, So It Goes Magazine and L’Officiel Netherlands. She has done quite a lot of ad campaigns for H&M. Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture Black Label and so much more.
Outside the runways, the catwalk queen has guest-starred alongside fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels in an episode of CBS Hawaii Five-0 titled Ha awe Make Loa. On top of that, she has featured in different music videos as well.
What’s all the more an icing on the cake for her career is that she has talented designing skills and has designed for big brands. Some of her designs include a line of denim for THVM, fashion, and accessories collection for Juicy Couture and Behati Loves Pink swimsuit capsule collection for Victoria’s Secret.
Relationship with Adam Levin
Prinsloo began dating voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman, Levine Adam in 2012. The duo suffered a slight break in 2013 but it appeared they rekindled their love fast enough starting off once again the same year. Months later, Levin proposed to the top model and by early 2014 they started planning their wedding. The same year, the couple tied the knot in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in front of many celebrity guests. Two years into their marriage, they welcomed their first little bundle of joy, daughter Dusty Rose Levin. Currently, they are adoring parents to two lovely girls and are still going strong.
Before this seemingly unending relationship, Behati Prinsloo was in a long-live-in relationship with fellow model Jamie. Her relationship with the British model lasted for 5 years, ending in 2011 – just a year before her relationship with Levine Adam.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Behati Prinsloo is stunningly slim and only weighs 61 kg or 141 pounds for her 5 ft10 inches or 178 cm height. She has a waist size of 24 inches or 61 cm, chest of 34 inches or 86 cm, hips measurement of 35 in (89 cm) and she wears bra size 32B, shoe/feet size of 8, 5 (US) / 39 (EU).
The model has been able to achieve this hot look through basically dieting, doing pilates, swimming, paddleboarding and other routines. According to the Angel, pilates makes her flexible and stronger. Her Pilates training consists of warming up, stretching, workouts on a map, ball work, etc. She uses the water games which she says serves as a form of distractions from the troubles of the world to ease off tension and stress. Moreover, the game helps to leave her skin clean through detoxification. It also helps her legs get stronger.