Behati Prinsloo

It is the revelation of podiums this season. Seen everywhere, from New York to Milan via London, Marc Jacobs, Luella… The South African young Behati Prinsloo, freshly arrived from Namibia, quickly attracted the small world of fashion… She barely had time to do its ranges (view was Kate Moss, who according to others like him a lot, flick through a Vogue, learn to walk on a catwalk …) that there already propelled to the rank of “it” girl…

For Behati, it all began on a beach in Cape Town. She is 15 and has fun with her friends quietly when a woman, Sarah Doukas, hands him a phone number scribbled on a piece of paper and told him that this is the number of the Storm agency. For the girl, the name means nothing, and the unconventional way she got it made him believe it was a joke.

However, when it says to his family, his uncle tells him that Storm is a renowned modeling agency and it is imperative that seize that opportunity. It therefore makes contact with the agency and get an appointment. The verdict is clear: the Storm bookers Behati see in the next Kate Moss, and decide to send it directly to London.

If Storm believes Behati is made for this job, the applicant is much less because it has never fantasized about the modeling career. Vogue word itself is unknown, as the names of the top models and designers. She knows she is tall for her age, but her 1m78 tend to the complex as the dream to a modeling career. His hobbies are summed up playing hockey, scour the countryside and study…

So when suddenly the future is offered to her, she thought about it calmly with his parents. His father is a pastor and just recommended not to do things contrary to his conscience as to her mother, she is enthusiastic and sees this an opportunity for her daughter to see the country. Behati therefore accepts and gets into a plane to London. Needless to say for this girl of 16, who comes from a place where there is no cinema, no clubs and only a few clothing stores, the arrival in London is more than a change of scenery.

The concentration of people, cars and businesses in one place a little stun the apprentice model, but the agency arranges to book him a warm welcome, and gradually get used Behati and considers London his second home . One advantage of Prinsloo compared to other foreign girls is that she speaks perfect English, which facilitates its integration.

She is passionate very quickly to all that revolves around his new profession. It is said that she looks like Kate Moss She thus seeks to know who is the twig, begins to admire his pace and draws some lessons in style . Then she started working her first job was a photo shoot for Italian Vogue, where only his feet are photographed…

Then things accelerate after passing behind the lens of Mario Testino. In 2005, she scrolls exclusively for the Prada spring-summer fashion show.2006 is the year of consecration for the South African beautiful as it appears in the Marc Jacobs ad campaign, walked for Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Fendi. It participates in the week of haute couture in July 2006 to Anne-Valerie Hash, Chanel, Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier. It takes advantage of those moments to discover the French capital and dreaming when she sees the Eiffel Tower.

After this series of shows, WWD magazine ranks among the 8 most promising models. The following year, she keeps going and appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, such as Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss or Tommy Hilfiger. Henry Holland, designer, friend Agyness Deyn and darling of the environment through its t-shirts psychedelic typography, devotes him with the following inscription: “Fancy a Screw, Behati Prinsloo?”.

The parades autumn-winter 2007/2008 and the last for the summer of 2008 made him the spotlight, while the prestigious projects keep coming: the next Marc Jacobs campaign, that of Aquascutum … She dreams of pose for Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Valentino which should arrive soon.

Behati Prinsloo says more than happy to do this job that fell to him from heaven, she enjoys about her life in London, going to the movies, china in thrift stores in the city, and goes out with her friends. And if asked what the fill, it responds with stars in his eyes: “Meet Kate Moss”…