Thursday, February 19, 2009

Doutzen Kroes

Born January 23, 1985 in Oostermeer, the Netherlands
Doutzen Kroes (Pronounced Dow-tzen Kroos) is a Dutch model and currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.

“Compared with all the other girls, I have big thighs. ”Doutzen Kroes thinks it’s high time the Netherlands received their due. "At the moment I believe that there is a Netherlands wave,” she says enthusiastically . “In the past there were many Brazilian, Belgian and Russian girls. Now the Dutchies are even too!" If the Dutch are finally getting the recognition they deserve, much of the credit deserves to go to Doutzen herself. That’s because the Friesland native has been working non-stop for the past two years.

Kroes was born in the town of Eastermar, Province of Friesland, the Netherlands. After graduating high school (HAVO), she sent snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi in Amsterdam.

Kroes has made the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, 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 and 2008. Kroes' campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace 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.[citation needed] Kroes can currently be seen in the company's commercials alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.

In 2005, Kroes was selected as "Model of The Year" on by readers[citation needed] 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.

Kroes also is in the official Frisian provincial campaign for the West 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.[citation needed]

Victoria's Secret recently confirmed to People magazine that Kroes is 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 Models

Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Hair color dark blonde
Eye color blue
Measurements (US) 35-24.5-35 ; (EU) 88-62-88
Weight 54 kg
Dress size (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe size (US) 9 ; (EU) 41
Hobbies: Loves running, sailing, surfing, any water sports, dancing and of course ice skating which most everyone in Holland does.
Notes: - She appeared in 'Pirelli Calendar' in 2008.
  • Viva Models - Paris
  • Seeds Management
  • Select Model Management
  • DNA Model Management
  • 2pm Model Management - Denmark
  • Yes Model Management

Filmography Self:
  1. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2008) (TV) .... Herself
  2. "Wereld draait door, De" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
  3. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2006) (TV) .... Herself/Model
  4. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2005) (TV) .... Herself/Model
Magazine Covers:
Argentina: 'Elle' - April 2008
Australia: 'Vogue' - June 2008
China: 'Vogue' – July 2006, July 2007
Czech Republic: 'Elle' – January 2008
France: 'Elle' - September 20 & November 22 2004; 'Numero'- May 2005; 'Numero' - February 2006; 'Elle' - 4 September 2006; 'Vogue' - February 2007; 'Elle' - 5 November 2007
Germany: 'Vogue' - January & December 2006; 'Vogue' - July 2007
Italy: 'Vogue' - February 2005
Japan: 'Vogue' - August 2005, November 2006; 'Vogue' - June 2007; 'Numero' - March 2008
Korea: 'W Magazine' – November 2007; 'Vogue' - March 2008
Netherlands: 'Elle Girl' - July/August 2003; 'AvantGarde' - April & August 2004, January 2006; 'Glamour' - March 2006; 'AvantGarde' - April 2006; 'Elle' - January 2007; 'Avantgarde' - May 2007; 'Marie Claire' - December 2007
Norway: 'Elle' - February/March 2007, February 2008
Portugal: 'Vogue' - March 2005; 'Vogue' - July 2007
Russia: 'L’Officiel' – April 2005
Slovenia: 'Gloss' - April 2008
Spain: 'El Pais Semanal (Beauty)' - April 15 2007 ; 'Telva' - July 2007; 'Vogue' - March 2008
Sweden: 'Elle' - January 2007
Taiwan: 'Vogue' – July 2007
UK: 'Dazed & Confused' – March 2006
US: 'W Magazine (supplement)' – Holiday 2005; 'Time'’ – September 10 2006; 'Vogue' - May 2007; 'Harper's Bazaar' (supplement) - September 2007
Fashion Shows:
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2004 {Bahar Korcan, Body Gear, Chaiken, Cynthia Steffe, Exte, Fendi, House of Diehl, Jackie Rogers, Krizia, Lloyd Klein, Pierrot, Sebastian Pons, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentin Yudashkin, Zang Toi}

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Dirk Bikkembergs, Fendi}

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2005 {MaxMara}

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Alexander McQueen, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Belstaff, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Carlos Miele, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Giles Deacon, Habitual, Hussein Chalayan, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, John Varvatos, MaxMara, Missoni, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Versace, Wunderkind, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Victoria's Secret}

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2006 {Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, BCBG Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, Belstaff, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Byblos, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dsquared2, Fendi, Givenchy, Hussein Chalayan, Lagerfeld Gallery, Loewe, louis Vuitton, Luella Bartley, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Missoni, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Versace, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche}

Haute Couture
- Spring/Summer 2006 {Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Valentino}

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2006 {Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, D & G, DSquared2, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent}

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2007 {Belstaff, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, Etro, Hussein Chalayan, Loewe, Michael Kors, Miss Sixty, Nicole Miller, Valentino, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2007 {Bill Blass, Doo.Ri, Dsquared2, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, Zac Posen}

Haute Couture
- Autumn/Winter 2007 {Christian Dior}

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008

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