Doutzen Kroes (West Frisian pronunciation born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch Frisian model and actress. She began her modelling career in 2003 in the Netherlands but quickly got sent by her agency to New York where she was cast, among other names, by lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. She became an ‘Angel’ for the brand in 2008.She has been a brand ambassador and spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris for over 5 years Kroes has been in the top five of best-paid models, with an estimated income of more than five million per year since 2008. In 2014, she came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list (after Gisele Bündchen), estimated to have earned $8 million in one year.She is considered one of the “New Supers” and described as “Helen of Troy of advertising” by Models.com.Unlike most fellow top models, Kroes got acquainted with the fashion world relatively late. Also, she’s one of few highly successful professional models who wasn’t discovered by any scouting agency. She got accepted at Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam after sending some of her holiday snaps.
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