Dutch Delight Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes (born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch model and actress. She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show from 2004-2014, and an Angel from 2008-2014. Doutzen is one of the top-earning models and is the face of L'Oréal.
Born in a village in northern Holland (Friesland), Doutzen was a tomboy who grew out of it.
|Doutzen Kroes dressed casually for a flight home, May 2017.|
She was accepted at Paparazzi Model Management and then went to New York City.
Doutzen is a top worldwide cover girl. Here is just a tiny sample of her work, all post-Angel:
January: Elle Russia
November: Vogue Spain
April: Vogue Netherlands
February: Vogue Japan
June: Elle France
March: Twin Magazine, Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Netherlands, WSJ, Vogue Netherlands
February: woman Madame Figaro Spain
She was named by American Vogue readers as "Model of the Year" in 2005. Victoria's Secret then used her a few times, liked her work, made her an Angel, and from there Doutzen was on her way.
Doutzen is a major league covergirl: Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro.
Doutzen unfortunately announced in December 2014 that she was leaving Victoria's Secret for other projects. According to president Ed Razek, who has some influence on such matters:
Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations.However, Doutzen still finds time for Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Valentino, Blumarine and Calvin Klein when they come calling. She also had one last hurrah as an Angel, appearing in the 2015 Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day ad that ran during the Super Bowl with a few other top Angels.
Having first walked the Victoria's Secret runway in 2008, when she also appeared in the prestigious Pirelli calendar, Doutzen was a major player as an Angel and says that she enjoyed her time with the company.
Kroes has become a legendary figure in Holland, with her own wax figure at the Amsterdam Madame Tussaud's. Now that's true fame!
Doutzen is considered a "curvy" model. However, one look at Doutzen and you know that she has abs of steel. You could probably break an iron bar over Doutzen's abs. So, being considered curvy must be an extreme compliment for someone in such excellent shape.
As a contract Victoria's Secret Angel, Doutzen would walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show every year.
She walked the Victoria's Fashion Show runways for the last time in 2014 just five months after giving birth. She is a mother of two. Doutzen Kroes still is in terrific shape even if that was her last hurrah as an Angel.
Doutzen is taking acting classes and hopes to have a career as an actress in coming years. But make no mistake: even if she no longer is an Angel, she remains one of the world's top models.
|Doutzen Kroes and her DJ husband Sunnery James at the amfAR Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, in May 2017.|
Doutzen's acting lessons paid off when she appeared as Venella in 2017's successful movie "Wonder Woman."
Just to sum up, Doutzen retired from being a Victoria's Secret Angel after the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but she remains a top lingerie supermodel worldwide, particularly in Europe. You can keep up with Doutzen on Instagram.
Here's to Dutch beauty Doutzen Kroes!