Prinsloo was born May 16, 1989 in Grootfontein, Namibia. Her father is a minister and her mother runs a Bed and breakfast.
While on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of 16, Prinsloo was discovered by model scout Sarah Doukas.
Prinsloo has walked in the fashion shows of Chanel, Prada, and Miu Miu. She has been on the covers of Vogue, The Daily Telegraph magazine, Italy's Muse, Russian Vogue, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, and American Velvet. Her ad campaigns include Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, DKNY Jeans and Nine West as well as a Vogue Italiaeditorial.
On her resume are appearances in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
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