Born: 23 January 1985
Birthplace: Oostermeer, The Netherlands
Best known as: The Dutch supermodel who's the face of L'Oreal cosmetics
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model best known for her appearances for the lingerie shop Victoria's Secret. Blonde and blue-eyed with just a hint of Teutonic princess, she has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, and W magazines, among many others. Vogue.com named her Model of the Year in 2005 after a vote of users; the same year she made her first appearance in the annual Victoria's Secret televised fashion show, as well as the company's lingerie catalogue. She became the spokesmodel for Calvin Klein's perfume Eternity in 2005, and signed on as the official face of L'Oreal cosmetics in 2006. Forbes magazine named her the fifth-highest-earning model in the world in 2008, with an annual income of six million dollars.
Extra credit: Kroes is 5'10" tall, according to CBS... Two other models born in The Netherlands: Frederique van der Wal and Karen Mulder.
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