Doutzen Kroes (Eastermar, Friesland; January 23, 1985) is a Dutch supermodel and actress known for having been one of the Victoria’s Secret angels from 2008 to 2014. She has been an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris from 2006. (Doutzen Kroes Biography Age, Height and Movies)
Kroes is one of the highest-paid models, with an estimated salary of more than $ 5 million a year, since 2008. In 2014.
she ranked second on Forbes’ list of highest-paid models, which estimated her annual earnings at 8 million dollars.
In December 2015, she was among the “New Supers” in the fashion industry and was named the “Elena of Troy of Ads” by Models.com.
In 2013, she became the first model to get 4 different solo covers in the September issues of Vogue in a single year.
Her screen debut took place with Nueva Zembla (2011).
She is one of the active members of the “Dance4Life” project, a Dutch non-
profit organization that uses song and dance to educate young people about HIV and AIDS prevention. It also supports Wildlife Conservation and World Wildlife Fund.
Kroes was born on January 23, 1985 in Eastermar. Her mother, Geartsje Leistra, was a nurse and a teacher, and her father, Johan Kroes, a psychotherapist. He has a sister, Rens Kroes, who is a nutritionist. In the 1970s, his parents were champions of ice speed skating. When she was little, Kroes aspired to become a professional skater.
Doutzen began a romantic relationship with Dutch Disc Jockey Sunnery James in 2009. On November 7, 2010, they were married in Amsterdam. On January 21, 2011, Doutzen gave birth to a son, Phyllon Joy Gorré. On February 6, 2014,
the model announced her second pregnancy with DJ Sunnery James through her Instagram account with a photo where she covers her breasts
with her left hand, with the message «this is not a #throwbackthursday, (initiative on Twitter where people post old photos) this is happening now! I am very happy to share what I am waiting for ». On July 30, 2014 he announced on his social networks the birth of his daughter Myllena Mae
Having previously described herself as a “tomboy” in her youth, she never seriously considered modeling as a professional option, she sent
photographs of herself to the Amsterdam Paparazzi agency in 2003, right after graduation. Soon after, at age 18, the agency sent her to New York to do her first modeling jobs.
In 2005, she surpassed the costumes of the lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret to participate in the show that year. Before traveling to New York, Kroes did not know the brand.
That same year she was chosen as model of the year by Vogue and shared the cover of May 2007 with models like Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova and Coco Rocha, having been chosen by the magazine as the new group of supermodels.
In 2008 she appeared on the Pirelli Calendar. Since 2007 she has appeared
in the Forbes ranking of the highest paid models in the world, reaching
second place in 2014 after having won $ 8 million the previous year, only surpassed by the Brazilian supermodel.
Gisele Bundchen. That same year, he appeared in a Calvin Klein ad with actor Charlie Hunnam, promoting a fragrance.
Since then she has been the cover of magazines like Time, Harper’s Bazaar or Numéro. It appears in the Victoria’s Secret catalogs and among the campaigns in which it has participated are those of Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino and Versace.
In August 2005 he was the image of Calvin Klein’s Eternity and in April 2006 he signed a 3-year contract with L’Oréal. In 2010 she became the image of the Fashion Fest for Liverpool in Mexico.
Kroes has appeared on the covers of Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamor, W, Avantgarde, and Dazed & Confused.
In September 2013, she became the first model to have 4 different Vogue
covers in a single month: Vogue Spain, Vogue Italy, Vogue China, and Vogue Netherlands.
He has carried out numerous campaigns with prestigious firms, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Valentino, Balmain, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss AG, H&M, Zara, GAP, Miu Miu, Mugler, L’Oréal, Tiffany & Co, Abercrombie & Fitch , Emilio Pucci and Calvin Klein, among others.
He has also paraded on dozens of catwalks, those of Victoria’s Secret, Fendi, Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Ulyana Sergeenko, Alberta Ferretti, Miss Sixty,
Etro, Michael Kors, Loewe, Dante Herró, Lanvin, Max Mara, Missoni, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zac Posen, Prada and more.
In 2016, Kroes was announced as a spokesperson for the Dutch lingerie brand Hunkemöller. Kroes launched his own collection ‘Doutzen’s Stories’ and has starred in several campaigns for the brand to date.
He owns his own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Amsterdam.
From November 2009 to July 2010, she wrote a monthly column about her life in the Dutch edition of Marie Claire magazine.
Fashion Show List
- Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008
- Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2009
- Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011
- Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012