Pregnant model Behati Prinsloo topless by Russell James from Instagram, 09/13/2017
Behati Prinsloo (/biˈɑːti ˈprɪnsluː/ bee-AH-tee PRINS-loo; Afrikaans: [ˈbɛɦati ˈprənslʊə]; born 16 May 1989) is a South African-Namibian model. In 2008, she became the first Victoria’s Secret PINK contract model, and moved on to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. She has walked in nine consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015). She has opened two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows in a row (2014 and 2015). The video of Behati finding out she is opening her second Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in a row has over one million views on YouTube.
Prinsloo was born in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa and raised in Grootfontein, Namibia. Her father was contracted to work in South Africa before she was born, when she was three years old her family moved back to Namibia. Her nationality is Namibian. She is the only child of father Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo, who is a church minister, and mother, Magda (nee Rossouw), who runs a bed and breakfast. Her family is Afrikaans and she grew up speaking it as her home language; she was educated in English. She attended Grootfontein Secondary School and left after Grade 9 to pursue modelling.
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…”.