This Dutch model has been the face of several and most of all, Doutzen Kroes known as being one of the original Victoria Secret angels. Along side Miranda Kerr – she’s done a fair share of power walks down the runway. She started working with Victoria’s Secret in 2004 and officially became an angel in 2008.
Not only is she a model, she is also an aspiring actress. Having taken classes in New York, she hopes to create a career in the film industry.
According to Forbes famous list, she is the fifth top earning model in the industry and earns up to $6.9 million a year! Pretty neat huh?
Doutzen Kroes describes herself as a ‘tomboy’ in her youth though she ended up applying to a modeling agencey when she got older. The agency sent her to New York Citry and after being casted a few times by Victoria’s Secret – they asked her to try out being an ‘angel’ – and that was the start of her entire career.
She has been on the cover of prestige magazines, Vogue, Marie Claire, Time. This Dutch bombsell has also been the face of high-end brands like Prada and most famously, L’Oreal and Tiffany & Co!
We’re taking a look at some pretty interesting facts about this model – some things that you may… or may not have already known!
1. The Speed Skater
Before starting her modeling career, believe it or not, but Doutzen was once a speed skater! She did not go proffessional but trained hours on end in hopes to become one. Who knew her career paths would’ve turned drastically.
2. The Writer
Back in 2009, Doutzen started to write a monthly column about her life for the Dutch edition of ‘Marie Claire’. She wrote about the behind-the-scenes exclusive on being a model.
3. The Mother
In 2011, she gave birth to her first son, Phyllon. She is married to Dutch DJ Sunnery James and they got married in 2010 after dating for a year. As all Victoria’s Secret models go, she got fit instantly after the birth of her child.
4. Wax figurine
There is a wax figuring of this Dutch bombshell in the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Amsterdam. Have you seen it before?
5. The Traveler
The moment Doutzen got her first ever pay check from this modeling career – she went on a backpacking trip around Sri Lanka.