Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Doutzen Kroes

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

Early life

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.

Modeling career

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.[citation needed] Kroes can currently be seen in the company's commercials alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.

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