Biography and career
Behati was born in Cape Town, South Africa but moved to Namibia at the age of two. Her mother is South African, from Cape Town, while her father is Namibian.Behati herself has said that she was discovered at a supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa by a photographer who asked her if she was a model. Prinsloo visited the agency a few days later and after taking some polaroids she was taken to London by Sarah Doukas, the founder of the agency Storm Model Management, where she got signed and began her career as a model.
She has appeared on the cover of Italy's Muse magazine and the British Telegraph Magazine. Also, more recently she was on the cover of Russian Vogue in February 2007, and the American Velvet magazine in June 2007. Her ad campaigns include Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, and Nina Ricci. She has walked in fashion shows for Prada, Paul Smith, Shiatzy Chen, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Versace, Chanel, Missoni, DKNY and Gap.
She has been a spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret's brand Pink since 2008, becoming, in 2009, a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Prinsloo is ranked 13th on "The Top Sexiest Models" list by models.com.
She is represented by Supreme Models in New York, Storm Models in London, Marylin Agency in Paris and D Management Group in Milan.
She plays the rich girl in the "Rich Girls" music video by The Virgins. She also appears in the first episode of MTV's reality show, The City.
Prinsloo is close friends with Canadian model Coco Rocha, whose blog she is often featured on. She lives with and is in a long term relationship with fellow model turned artist Jamie Strachan.