Doutzen Kroes was born in Eastermere in Friesland (the Netherlands) in 1985. Kroes is currently signed to DNA models and has graced the magazine covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Numero. She is also a regular in Victoria’s Secret catalogues and was featured in their 2005 and 2006 fashion show. Kroes has also done campaigns for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Neiman Marcus. She was Model of the Year in 2005 on Vogue.com. In 2006 she signed a 3 year contract with L’Oreal. In 2007 she was named as the 14th of the world’s top earning models earning 1.5 million in a year. In an interview Kroes has admitted she has a thing for black men but has never dated rapper Pharrell Williams.