Doutzen Kroes (pronounced /dɔutsɛn krus/; born January 23, 1985), is a Dutch model and currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. Kroes was born in the town of Oostermeer (West Frisian: Eastermar), in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.
Her mother tongue is West Frisian, rather than Dutch. After graduating high school (HAVO), she sent snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi in Amsterdam.
Kroes has been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused and Numéro. She also appears regularly in the Victoria's Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company's fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Kroes's campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Blumarine, Versace, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, Bottega Veneta, De Beers, Gap, Gianfranco Ferré, and Neiman Marcus. She has walked in numerous shows, including Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli, Shiatzy Chen, Prada, Velntino and Versace.