Behati Prinsloo is a recognizable face and a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Yet another proof that schooling doesn’t always correlate with success, the supermodel began pursuing her dreams as a teenager and gradually worked her way to the top, after landing jobs with a plethora of big fashion brands. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Behati is also the other half of a celebrity couple that is known for supporting each other’s careers. Admired for being Adam Levine’s wife, Prinsloo has a lot of enviable feats to brag about both on the home front and professionally.
She Began Her Modeling Career when She was 16
Originally from Namibia, Behati Prinsloo is an only child born on May 16, 1989, to Magda and Boet Prinsloo. She was raised in her hometown of Grootfontein, Namibia. Behati had a decent upbringing, she was raised in a Christian home as her father is a minister and her mom a businesswoman who ran a bed and breakfast business. Her academic records show she attended Grootfontein Secondary School before pursuing her modeling career in full.
Nonetheless, her career wasn’t something she planned. As the story goes, Prinsloo had a life-changing experience at age 16 while holidaying with her grandparents in Cape Town, South Africa. While shopping at a grocery store, she was spotted by a model scout named Sarah Doukas. Prinsloo relocated to London that same year in pursuit of her modeling career.
She debuted on the runway in big fashion shows in Milan and Paris. The model followed up with jobs for top brands such as Vogue, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Chanel, and Henry Holland.
Prinsloo’s Big Break with Victoria’s Secret
Behati got a major breakthrough in 2007 when she began modeling for top lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. Two years later she was endorsed as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and became the face of the brand Pink.
The supermodel has worked with other top brands such as Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Chanel, Lacoste, Narcisco Rodriguez, Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Zac Posen, DKNY, and Paolo Roversi, among others.
She has also made it to the cover of many top fashion editorials including Glamour Magazine, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, Interview Magazine, Spanish Vogue, Mexican GQ, Italian Muse, and many more.
Her Career has Grown Beyond Modeling and has been Financially Rewarding
Beyond being a model, Behati’s career has expanded to other facets of showbiz. She has been gaining increasing attention as an actress since she made her debut in an episode of The City, a reality television series; this was in 2008. In 2011, she was seen in a short film titled Letters to Haiti and has made appearances in other projects like 2015’s concert film Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live, Victoria’s Secret Swim Special, Fashion Police, and Hawaii Five-0.
The model has also been seen in several music videos. To the best of our knowledge, her first was in The Virgins’ “Rich Girls”. You will find her in Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” and in “Animals”, “Cold”, “Wait”, and “Girls Like You” which are all songs of her husband’s pop-rock band, Maroon 5.
Behati Prinsloo loves working with the camera both in front and behind the scenes. Given her love for photography, it is safe to say that she is passionate about her job as a model. Thanks to all of that, she has amassed a sizeable fortune for herself. Her net worth has been estimated between $9 and 14 million by various sources.
Behati Prinsloo Met Her Husband Through a Mutual Friend in 2012
Behati is a supermodel endowed with alluring looks. The hazel-eyed Victoria’s Secret model stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) complemented with a weight of about 53 kg. Her body measurements are bust – 34 inches, waist – 24 inches, and hips – 35 inches. Despite having two kids, Prinsloo has done a good job of maintaining her slim build over the years.
Among other things, her good looks have left many curious about her love life. This is not surprising for someone considered one of the hottest in the industry, she was once ranked 12th on the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com. Thankfully, she is married to someone who complements her good looks. Her hunky husband was once named the Sexiest Man Alive by People’s magazine.
Behati Prinsloo is happily married to American rock star Adam Levine. The supermodel and lead singer for the pop band Maroon 5 met in 2012 through a mutual friend when Adam was in search of a model for his music videos.
Though Prinsloo didn’t eventually appear in the video, they quickly established a romantic bond and began dating. Things didn’t go smoothly for them after they started dating, so they broke up in 2013. But as fate would have it, they found their way to each other that same year, having realized that they were genuinely very fond of each other.
Not long after, the musician proposed to the model and they officially exchanged nuptial vows in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 19, 2014. Prior to Adam Levine, the model was in a longterm relationship with her British colleague Jamie Strachan. The former lovebirds began dating in 2005 but went their separate ways in 2012.
The Couple are Parents to two Daughters
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s union has so far produced two daughters. The first named Dusty Rose was born in September 2016 and the second Gio Grace was born in February 2018.
Despite their demanding schedules, the couple puts their family first and have been waxing strong together over the years. During her two pregnancies, Behati took breaks from modeling and returned after a while.
Behati and Adam who are often seen together on the singer’s tours adore each other and do not hesitate to flaunt their love life with fans on social media. The model has been able to manage her motherly duties with her career demand without any hitches. Her husband’s large family resides in LA; they are very fond of her kids and this hands her all the time she needs to keep pursuing her career.