Started On :: 27/05/2012 - Ended On :: 27/06/2012
Gorgeous and inspiring are two words that are commonly used to describe Behati Prinsloo.
Born and raised in Namibia, Africa, Behati has rapidly reached the heights of the fashion
industry. She grew up the only child to her father a Christian minister and her mother who
ran a bed and breakfast in town. In the spring of 2006, Behati traveled from her home in
Namibia and made an incredible debut in the Fall 2006 fashion shows. Behati was a star of
the season and her career has continued to skyrocket ever since.
Following that, Behati went on to work with top photographers including David Sims, Mario
Testino, Craig McDean, Paolo Roversi, Juergen Teller, Peter Lindbergh, Fabien Baron, and
Jean-Baptiste Mondino and was face in campaigns of brands such as DKNY Jeans, Nine
West, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, SportMax, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste.
Behati might be most notably known through her Victoria’s Secret work. She was the first
PINK spokesmodel and, in 2009, shemade the elite ranks to be given her wings as a
Victoria’s Secret Angel. Since then, Behati has been the star of Victoria’s Secret stores,
commercial, and catalogues.
Beyond her professional success, Behati has managed to remain incredibly active in her
philanthropic work as well. Charity is not just what she does, it is a part of who she is.
Growing up in Namibia, she had always worked with and given her old clothes to the
Bushmen that lived there with her missionary father. Behati even used her success and
connection with Victoria’s Secret to get boxes of clothes to all of the villages in Africa.
In addition to that, she has and continues to donate substantial amounts of time and
money to charities SIMS Mission, Gala for Good, World Wildlife Fund, and is also on the
board of Goods 4 Good, an organization that empowers communities to support children
in need. The charity spirit even permeated into her new endeavor as a photographer.
Behati went to Haiti after to the earthquake with the Lakay Pam organization to document
the devastation and bring awarenessto the needs of the Haitian people. Her photographs from
Haiti were out on exhibit & all proceeds went to the Lakay Pam foundation. Her photographer
skills do not stop there. In 2010, she had a gallery exhibition during Fashion’s Night Out as well
as having editorials ran in publications like V Man.
She currently lives in New York.