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Doutzen Kroes (born January 23, 1985) is a Dutch model.

Biography

She was born in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer). Her mother, Geartsje Leistra, was a nurse, then a teacher, and her father, Johan Kroes, was a psychotherapist. In the 1970s, they were both champion speed skaters. She has a younger sister, Rens, a nutritionist.

As a young girl, she aspired to be a professional speed skater like her parents.

Career beginnings

She described herself as a "tomboy" in her youth. She had never seriously considered modeling, but sent snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam in 2003. After graduating high school, she was about 18 years old when she wanted to get a job to make some pocket money.

In 2005, she won "Model of The Year" on Vogue.com by readers. She was presented on the May 2007 cover of Vogue as one of the "World's Next Top Models" along with Chanel Iman among others. Along with several of these models, she appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.

Personal life

In 2009, she started dating Dutch DJ Sunnery James Gorré. On November 7, 2010, she and Sunnery married in Eastermar. They have two children, Phyllon Joy (born January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) (age 10)) and Myllena Mae (born July 30, 2014 (2014-07-30) (age 7)).

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Doutzen walked in eight Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She was an Angel from 2008–2014.

2005

Doutzen walked in Segment 1: Sexy Santa Helpers and Segment 5: Sexy Delicious Sweeties.

2006

Doutzen walked in Segment 4: PINK and Segment 6: Winter Wonderland of Glacial Goddeses.

2008

Doutzen walked in Segment 1: Glamour Goddess, Segment 5: Ballet de Fleurs and Segment 6: Black Tie Holiday.

2009

Doutzen walked in Segment 2: All Aboard, Segment 4: Enchanted Forest and Segment 5: Romantic Journey.

2011

Doutzen walked in Segment 1: Ballet, Segment 3: Passion and Segment 5: I Put A Spell On You.

2012

Doutzen walked in Segment 1: Circus, Segment 2: Dangerous Liaisons and Segment 5: Silver Screen Angels.

2013

Doutzen walked in Segment 2: Shipwrecked, Segment 3: Parisian Nights and Segment 6: Snow Angels.

2014

Doutzen walked in Segment 1: Gilded Angels, Segment 2: Dream Girls and Segment 6: Angel Ball.

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