As a girl, she wanted to be a professional speed skater. But after she graduated from high school, she sent in snapshots to a Holland modeling agency. The rest is history. Her measurements are 34-24.5-34.75 and her nickname is Doutzy.
She told Vogue, Compared with all the other girls, I have big thighs.
Doutzen has graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Time, Elle, Marie Claire, W and Numero, among others.
She has worked with Paparazzi Amsterdam, Viva London, Viva Paris, Women Management Milan and DNA New York. The brands she has been connected with are too numerous to list, but include: Donna Karen, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Malo, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and more.
She has also appeared on many Sexiest Lists, including FHM, askmen.com and models.com. Doutzen said, At the moment, I believe that there is a Netherlands wave. In the past there were many Brazilian, Belgian and Russian girls. Now the Dutchies are even, too! There is even a wax figure of her in the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussauds wax museum.
In 2011, Doutzen Kroes appeared in the film Nova zembia portraying the part of Catherina Plancius. She has been taking acting classes and has said she would like to star in more movies.
Doutzen is also involved in the charity Dance4Life, which educates youth about HIV and AIDS.
In 2011, at the age of 25, Doutzen Kroes gave birth to her son Phyllon. His father is her husband, Sunnery James.
She is scheduled to take a trip to outer space on a Dutch commercial space flight in 2014 and has said, My work has literally brought me to the most beautiful places on earth. But apparently nothing is as beautiful as the view of the earth from space. Astronauts who have been lucky enough to have had that experience say it is life-changing.
In 2012, Victorias Secret was accused to airbrushing bikini photos of her. Said Erin Heatherton, retouching is an essential part of our jobwere not selling reality; were selling a story. Its all about creating fantasy.
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Notably, Doutzen Kroes said in an interview with Victorias Secret, Its really hard, you know. Its hard because you see the pictures and its not always a reality but thats why we have the lingerie that can make you feel confident and sexy.
Doutzen Kroes lives in New York City.