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    It’s a sweltering 92 degrees in Manhattan, but Behati Prinsloo, 25, is a picture of cool as she walks into a SoHo cafe wearing a tank, jeans, sneakers and a hat. No matter where work takes her (she flits between NYC and LA), the Victoria’s Secret Angel travels with a model’s uniform. “I have a bag that I don’t unpack for months because it’s the same stuff back and forth,” she says. “I keep it simple: cut-off shorts, Dr. Martens, Rag & Bone jeans, lots of vintage rock tees from secondhand shops.”

    In the same manner Patti Hansen and Kate Moss have done in the past, Prinsloo embodies cool-girl style.  “My look is grungy, very rock’n’roll,”  she says. “I love the ’70s; I love the vibe. The music I listen to most is Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, punk. That’s why The EDIT’s shoot was so cool.”

    Today, Prinsloo is three weeks away from becoming a newlywed. But by the time you read this, she will be married to Maroon 5 singer and judge of America’s The Voice,

    Adam Levine. Understandably, she doesn’t want to reveal the details of her big day – which took place on July 19 in Los Cabos, Mexico – but with a wide smile, she tells me that she is “very, very excited – it’s going to be awesome”.

    Manhattan is a long way from Grootfontein, Namibia, where Prinsloo was born, the only child of a preacher father and a church-choir singing mother. “I was a total tomboy,” Prinsloo says happily, sipping her glass of rosé. “My mom recently sent me pictures from when I was a kid – in every one where I’m wearing a dress, I look so cross. But, of course, I had to wear dresses for church.”

    Even when she was in church, Prinsloo couldn’t contain her

    “I was a TOMBOY. My mum sent me pictures from when I was a KID – in ones where I’m in a dress, I look so CROSS”

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