• Dress by Proenza Schouler; jeans by Frame Denim; necklace by Arme De L’Amour; cross pendant by Ashley Pittman; scarf stylist’s own

    Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima. “I was so nervous in the beginning,” Prinsloo admits. “You’re in your underwear in front of all these staring people. But it really does motivate you to be your best and look your best. All the girls are doing squats backstage! Thankfully, I’ve never fallen over or had a [wardrobe] malfunction. I don’t have a good story about falling on my face,” she laughs.


    A budding photographer, Prinsloo documents every show she walks in. “I have great backstage pictures,” she says. “I’ve thought about putting out a book of them.” She also uses her photography for philanthropic efforts: she and fellow model Coco Rocha went to post-earthquake Haiti to visit orphaned children with supplies and letters of hope from around the world. Prinsloo’s photos of her time there were auctioned off, with proceeds going to LakayPam, a non-profit organization that provides health care, education and shelter to poor children and orphans. “That was

    “I was so NERVOUS [before my FIRST Victoria’s Secret show]. All the GIRLS are doing squats BACKSTAGE”



    one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done or seen,” she says of the trip. “I really want to go back.” Until then, she will continue to snap pictures of “interesting characters on the street”, her husband and her friends, such as Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel, for her 750,000-plus Instagram followers.

    Aside from a “definite” plan to have children, Prinsloo doesn’t look too far into the future. “I have no expectations,” she shrugs, taking a last sip of wine. “Not in a bad way, but I’ve learned that you can’t plan ahead. I live day by day and see what happens. It’s vague, but I like it that way.”


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