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Doutzen Kroes (pronounced Dow-tzen Kroos) (born January 23, 1985 in Eastermar, the Netherlands) is a Dutch-Frisian model and currently one of the Victoria`s Secret Angels. Kroes was born in the town of Eastermar, in the 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, 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 and 2008. Kroes` campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, Botegga Venetta, 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, 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.
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[when?] signed to be the new face for Swiss cashmere label Repeat for two years.
There is a wax figure of Kroes in the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
From November 2009 to July 2010, she wrote a monthly column about her life for the Dutch edition of 'Marie Claire.'
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.
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.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
DNA Models, Viva Model Management, Women Milan, Viva London
Calvin Klein Eternity fragrance, L'Oreal cosmetics
Claim to Fame
Doutzen Kroes (born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch model and actress, who is a Victoria's Secret Angel. She started working for the brand in 2004 and became an Angel in 2008. She is on contract with L'Oréal. In 2012, she came in fifth on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $6.9 million in one year.
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Gucci, Gap, Botegga Venetta, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, De Beers, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co
Phyllon Joy Gorre (son)
Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, Gisele Bundchen
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