Date of birth:
January 23, 1985
career started after highschool.
voted "Model of The Year" on Vogue.com by readers.
of every major fashion magazine.
Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana,
Valentino, Blumarine, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, Bottega
Veneta, De Beers, Gap, Neiman Marcus, Gianfranco
Doutzen Kroes a
magnificent beauty in Giambattista
Valli at Metropolitan Museum
of Art Costume Institute Gala honoring Alexander McQueen:
Savage Beauty event in New York City.
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Kroes, blue eyed blond Dutch bombshell is one of the
fastest models to rise to status as supermodel.
so many inspiring girls struggle for years to become
models, Doutzen modeling rise to fame was simple.
As simple as a dream come true for many young aspiring
graduating from school one day she sent in a few photos
to a Amsterdam modeling agency. Like a dream come
true for so many, for her it was instant reality,
a model was born. So many people go to modeling schools,
take lessons, pageants, etc. However, like it goes
in the modeling bussiness your either born with it
Doutzen was born in Eastermar, Netherlands. She follows
in the foot steps of the 90's Dutch supermodels before
her Frederique van and Karen Mulder. Over the past
years the Brazilian supermodels such as Alessandra
Ambrosio and Adriana Lima among a list of many others
have dominated the supermodel scene.
However, as we enter back into a new era of supermodels
making their way back on the covers of fashion magazines
it's a fresh change to see a new blond hair blue eyed
face. Doutzen says, " In the past there were
many Brazilian, Belgian and Russian girls. Now the
Dutchies are even too! "
models dream came true in 2004 when she landed her
first cover for French Elle. As Doutzen's career took
off she was soon appearing on fashion magazine covers
such as Vogue, Elle, W, Harpar's Bazaar, pretty much
her modeling popularity grew Style.com featured her
as rising star of fall 2005 and she was chosen as
readers Model Of The Year on Vogue.com that same year.
first American cover was for Vogue in May 2007. It
was a cover titled "The New Crop of Supermodels"
which she shared with fellow models Coco Rocha, Jessica
Stam, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Agyness
Deyn, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, Sasha Pivovarova,
and Lily Donaldson.
with photo shoots Doutzen has also been busy working
the run ways and ad campaigns for designers Gucci,
Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana,
Valentino, Versace, Escada, the list goes on.
Doutzen made her first television appearance on the
runway in Victoria's Secret 2005 fashion show and
went on to be a regular in their catalog.
have supermodels and we have famous angels, well Doutzen
got her famed wings in 2008 when she became part of
the elite group of supermodels when she official became
a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2008. Edward Raze, whom
has been selecting the models for Victoria's Secret
for over ten years said , " I wish we had snapped
her up a long time ago."