DOUTZEN KROES[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Doutzen Kroes was born (January 23, 1985)in the town of Oostermeer, in the province of Fryslân, the Netherlands. After graduating high school (HAVO), she sent snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi in Amsterdam. Not a bad idea!
Kroes has made the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused and Numéro. She also appears regularly in the Victoria's Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company's fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Kroes's campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, Bottega Veneta, De Beers, Escada, GAP, Gianfranco Ferre, and Neiman Marcus. In August 2005, she was named spokesmodel for the Calvin Klein "Eternity" fragrance campaign, replacing American actress Scarlett Johansson, and, in April 2006, she signed a three-year contract with L'Oréal Paris. Kroes can currently be seen in the company's commercials alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.
In 2005, Doutzen Kroes was selected as "Model of The Year" on Vogue.com by readers and was featured on the cover of the May 2007 issue with Hilary Rhoda, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of "supermodels". Along with several of these models, she appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $4.9 million in the past twelve months, Forbes named Kroes fourteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In April 2008, she soared to the fifth position, with an estimated income of $6 million. In May 2009 Forbes named Kroes fifth again in the list of the World's 15 Top- Earning Supermodels.
Kroes also is in the official Frisian provincial campaign for the Frisian language which is her mother tongue. In 2006, Omrop Fryslân made a documentary about Kroes. Piter Claus follows Kroes during the fashion week in Milan. The documentary won a NL-Award for best regional documentary.
Doutzen Kroes received the Lifetime Achievement Award, part of the Dutch Model Awards, in Amsterdam on May 12, 2009. The jury praised her achievements at her age.
At the end of August 2008, Victoria's Secret confirmed to People magazine that Kroes was to be the newest Victoria's Secret Angel. Her first campaign as the brand's newest Angel is "Supermodel Obsession", alongside Adriana Lima. She was recently signed to be the new face for Swiss cashmere label Repeat for two years.
Currently, she is signed by DNA Model Management.
In February 2010, Kroes returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr. Prada was praised by former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, Bonnie Fuller in her blog for using a curvy model such as Kroes for the fashion show.
Since 2011 Kroes has shot major campaigns for both L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co.Acting career
On November 24, 2011, she debuts Reinout Oerlemans', Nova Zembla (which is the first Dutch 3D Movie ever made). Kroes has been taking acting classes in New York for several years and plans to star in more movies to come, as she has stated in interviews.
Kroes started dating Dutch DJ Sunnery James in 2009. On 7 November 2010, she and James married in Amsterdam. On 21 January 2011, Kroes gave birth to a son, Phyllon Joy Gorré.
She is actively involved with the non-profit organization Dance4Life, which educates youth about HIV and AIDS prevention through song and dance.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]