Wikipedia reports: Doutzen Kroes born 23 January 1985 in Oostermeer in the province of Friesland 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.Kroes was born in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer), in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands to a Frisian family. As a young girl, Kroes aspired to be a professional speed skater.
Kroes described herself as a “tomboy” in her youth, although she applied to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in Holland when she was older. The agency sent her to New York City, and after being cast a few times by Victoria’s Secret, they asked her to try out as an “angel.” When she moved to New York from the Netherlands, she had never heard of the brand before.
Kroes has been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro.