Doutzen Kroes (born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch model and actress. She has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2004, and an Angel since 2008. 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. 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, and from there she was on her way.
Doutzen is a major league cover girl: 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. However, she 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 fame!
|Abs of steel! This is Doutzen during a 2010 Victoria's Secret lingerie photoshoot. For some reason, this photo is misidentified almost everywhere online as being another Victoria's Secret model. However, yes, it is Doutzen Kroes.|
Doutzen is considered a "curvy" model. However, one look at Doutzen and you know that she has abs of steel. 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 in 2014 just five months after giving birth. 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 posing for Victoria's Secret in 2010.|
Here's to Dutch beauty Doutzen Kroes!
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 supermodel worldwide.