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 and quickly was sent by her agency to New York where she was cast by lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. She became an Victoria’s Secret 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.
Doutzen Kroes was born on 23 January 1985 in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer) with approximately 1,600 inhabitants, in the province of Friesland, Netherlands, to a Frisian family.Friesland is a typically rural province in the northwest of the Netherlands, with a population of less than 650,000 and its own language. Her mother was a nurse, then a teacher, and her father was a psychotherapist. In the 1970s they were both champion speed skaters. As a young girl, Doutzen aspired to be a professional speed skater.
In 2009 Kroes started dating Dutch DJ Sunnery James. On 15 July 2010, Kroes announced that she was pregnant with her first child by fiancé Sunnery James. On 7 November 2010, she and Sunnery James married in Eastermar.On 21 January 2011, Kroes gave birth to her first child, son Phyllon Joy Gorré. In February 2014 she announced her second pregnancy. On 22 March 2014 it was revealed Kroes was expecting a baby girl. Myllena Mae Gorré was born on the morning of 30 July 2014. Both children were born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In an April 2014 interview on the future of her daughter, Kroes said: “Instead of saying, ‘You’re so beautiful’, I’ll say, ‘You’re smart’, so she’ll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling.
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