Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes reveals her secrets to modeling success in an exclusive video interview with iFly magazine.
Doutzen grew up in a small village in the Netherlands. After she was discovered by a modeling agency, she left behind her childhood surroundings and headed into the world of fashion.
Her sister took photos and Kroes sent them off to a modeling agency in Amsterdam, a place she rarely visited as a self-described “country girl.” Kroes’ passion until then had been competitive speed skating. Other than her sister, no one knew about her new high-fashion ambition. “I didn’t tell anybody that I sent the pictures because I’d be embarrassed if I didn’t get the job,” she says. Apparently she didn’t need to worry with her long blond hair, blue eyes and Brigitte Bardot look. She relocated to New York within a year.
Doutzen Kroes ranked No. 5 last year on the Forbes list of top-earning models. She’s most recognized as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, the brand’s top tier of models, a spokeswoman for L’Oreal and the former face of Calvin Klein Eternity.
Watch the interview for a behind the scenes look into Doutzen’s life and also find out what her favorite holiday destination is.