Behati Prinsloo

by follers on April 27, 2014

Behati Prinsloo  at the 'Pink Body' by Victoria's Secret Launch.

Place of Birth: Grootfontein, South-West Africa (now Namibia)

Date of Birth: May 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, as well as French and German, distant Latvian, remote Portuguese, Norwegian, Belgian [both Flemish and Walloon], Swiss-French, Swiss-German, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malagasy, and other African [including Angolan])

Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian model. Her father, Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo, a Christian minister, was born in South-West Africa (now Namibia). Her mother, Magda (Rossouw), was born in Cape Town. Her surname is Dutch. She is from an Afrikaner family.

Behati is married to American singer, television personality, and actor Adam Levine, with whom she has a daughter.

Behati is a second cousin, three times removed, of prominent Afrikaner, Colonel Hendrik Prinsloo. She is also a half-third cousin, once removed, of South African president F. W. de Klerk. Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Anna Sophia Erasmus, was also F. W.’s maternal great-great-grandmother.

Behati’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Hendrik Prinsloo.

Behati’s paternal grandparents were Louis Francois Prinsloo (the son of Georg Diederick Prinsloo and Cornelia Maria Pretorius) and a woman surnamed van Tonder. Georg was the son of Michiel Wilhelm “Giel Prem” Prinsloo and Martha Catharina Jacoba du Preez. Cornelia was the daughter of Louis Frans Pretorius and Martha Sophia van Dyk.

Sources: Genealogy of Behati Prinsloo (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Behati’s parents – https://www.facebook.com

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, George Diederick Petrus Prinsloo – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-grandmother, Cornelia Maria Pretorius – https://www.wikitree.com

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andrew October 31, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Anna Sophia Pretorius, was also the maternal great-great-grandmother of South African President and Nobel Prize Laureate F.W. de Klerk.

ashash October 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm

I bet she is related to him through many lines. :-)

andrew October 31, 2017 at 6:40 pm

this one is not that distant

ashash October 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

I know.

andrew November 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

This would make Behati and President F.W. De Klerk 3rd cousins 1 time removed

andrew October 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm

genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, George Diederick Petrus Prinsloo: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Prinsloo-Family-Tree-1041

andrew October 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Behati is related to Colonel Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Prinsloo

Behati’s paternal third great grandfather, George Diederick Petrus Prinsloo, and Colonel Hendrik’s paternal grandfather, Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo, were brothers

andrew October 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm

genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-grandmother, Cornelia Maria Pretorius: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Pretorius-Family-Tree-3384

ashash September 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

Wait, why do you include that Candice Swanepoel has distant African, Indonesian, and Indian ancestors but not for Behati? It should be in Behati’s, too.

andrew October 10, 2017 at 3:57 am

I dunno about Candice, but I’ve found Behati “exotic” ancestors (all from 1600s):

India -> https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_de_Caep-7
China -> https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Inko-1
Indonesia -> https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Timor-3
Angola -> https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Angola-11

andrew October 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm
ashash October 23, 2017 at 6:37 am

It looks like every Afrikaner has these ancestors.

andrew October 25, 2017 at 5:42 am

Not all, but plenty of those ones who are on this site do (due to inbreeding). For example when the user Manila wrote:

“Some research suggests that Marais (S.A. President) has remote Italian ancestry. It is not clear if this Italian ancestry has been verified/documented”

He/she refers to this man (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mar%C3%A9-5) who is an ancestor of Charlize Theron, Roger Federer, and of many S.A. Presidents, among others

andrew October 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

@ashash

Iba Anthonique van Timor and Dorothe van Angola are also Federer’s ancestors

ashash October 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm

I see what you mean by it being due to inbreeding. From above, Behati has different ancestors that were brothers … very inbred.

ashash October 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm

So Behati, Candice, Arnold Vosloo, Oscar Pistorius, Roger Federer, etc. are all related, right?

andrew October 29, 2017 at 8:03 am

Yes, they all share common ancestors in the last 200-300 years, and have remote non European ancestry too. If you explore any Afrikaner genealogy there’s alwais some female slaves popping out from the 1600s. For example, Richard Dawkins descends from this woman: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Bengale-1

ashash October 30, 2017 at 6:37 am

That’s really cool. I bet the same is true for Charlize Theron.

Manila May 27, 2017 at 7:46 am

I have found her parents’ marriage record, which is not in the FamilySearch catalog yet. However, it is quite poor to see the document. :(

Here’s the marriage record: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212721485137715&set=p.10212721485137715&type=3&theater

I can barely read Magda’s maiden surname as Rossouw.

Manila August 25, 2016 at 5:30 am

Louis F./Boet Prinsloo -> Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo

Behati’s paternal grandparents were Louis Francois Prinsloo (the son of Georg Diederick Prinsloo and Cornelia Maria Pretorius) and ? van Tonder. Georg was the son of Michiel Wilhelm “Giel Prem” Prinsloo and Martha Catharina Jacoba du Preez. Michiel’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Johann David Christin, was a Latvian immigrant, from Riga, and paternal fifth great-grandfather, Thomas Monk, was a Swedish immigrant, from Stockholm. Also, two of Michiel’s maternal fourth great-grandfathers, Balthazar Roelofse and Cornelis Knoetzen (who was also Martha Catharina’s paternal fourth great-grandfather), were Danish immigrants, from Haderslev and Funen, respectively. Martha Catharina’s paternal third great-grandfather, Ignácio Leopoldo da Costa Ferreira, was a Portuguese immigrant, from Lisbon. Martha Catharina’s paternal fourth great-grandfather, Andries Oelofse, was a Norwegian immigrant, from Christiania (now Oslo). Cornelia was the daughter of Louis Frans Pretorius and Martha Sophia van Dyk. One of Louis’ paternal fourth great-grandfather was also Cornelis Knoetzen, making Michiel, Martha Catharina, and Martha Sophia fifth cousins. Also, Louis’ paternal fourth great-grandfather, Michiel Ley, was a Swiss-French immigrant, from Basel. Martha Sophia’s maternal fourth great-grandfather, Robbert Robberts Brand, was a Norwegian immigrant, from Christiania (now Oslo). Robbert’s mother was Johanna Susanna Ferreira, whose last name is of Portuguese origin, indicating that she had Sephardi Jewish ancestry. It is unclear if this ancestry is accurate.

Behati’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather Hendrik Prinsloo.

Behati’s other Afrikaner ancestries include French and German, as well as remote Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon), 1/1024 Swiss-French, and 1/1024 Swiss-German. She also has 5/1024 Danish, 1/256 Latvian, 1/512 Portuguese, 1/512 Norwegian, and 1/2048 Swedish. Also, a few of her ancestors were Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and African (including Angolan) slaves.

Source: Genealogy of Behati Prinsloo (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com/people/Behati-Prinsloo/6000000027422939108

REMARK: Please, recheck Behati’s paternal grandfather’s ancestry because some of her ancestors were double or multiple ancestors like in the case of Cornelis Knoetzen.

andrew August 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

Are these distant Asian and/or African ancestors verified? I checked Candice Swanepoel’s Geni profile (who has a similar background as all Afrikaners) very accurately but I found none. Just a little curiosity.

Manila August 25, 2016 at 5:45 am

That I why I told everyone to recheck her ancestry. But, they are verified based on both the documentations from the original documents (it is not my fault if disputed) and the DNA since Geni introduced DNA several weeks ago that will make the documentation of these ancestries more accurately.

madman June 27, 2016 at 6:01 am

Dutch (Afrikaner) —> Afrikaner (Dutch, possibly other)

neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

BEHATI is a very common persian or iranian name

prinsloo sounds indian

ArnyDiaz May 13, 2017 at 4:23 am

Prinsloo is obviously Dutch

neiltennant November 5, 2017 at 3:05 am

ok

but now i can read INDIAN, AFRICAN here

funny

Manila June 25, 2016 at 12:32 am

Boet’s real name is Louis. I have found his Facebook account.

Manila June 25, 2016 at 12:38 am

His middle initial is F.

Manila December 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Church records in Grootfontein are available in FamilySearch, but no baptismal record is available for Behati yet as baptismal records are only available until 1987. Also, no marriage record is available for her parents, Boet and Magda, as they were married in 1978 and marriage records are only available until 1971.

There is one male Prinsloo born in 1943 named Corneulus Martinus ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Z5-2JB2 ), however I cannot verify it because the name Boet may not be his real name, but rather a nickname. So, it will be difficult to trace Behati’s paternal ancestry for now until marriage records are available after 1978. At least for the marriage record, there will be available age (or even date of birth).

Manila June 25, 2016 at 12:34 am

This is not him.

byyong83 November 13, 2015 at 7:39 am

Dutch is a very broad ethnic allocation for Afrikaner. The average Afrikaner ethnic breakdown more accurately would be;

40% Dutch
40% German
7% French
4% Scots (Celtic)
4% English (Anglo-Saxon)
6% African (Xhosa, San, Zulu)

Since her father was White-Nambian her ethnic breakdown is most likely more German, and the her African ancestory would more likely be Xhosa.

California July 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Bitch isn’t even pretty enough to be a model. She might have the body type but her face looks busted.

MissyG September 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Rude!!!! I think your ugly ass face, and your rude personality should leave her alone!!!!! Bitch!!!!!!!

Ajaxfan December 15, 2015 at 11:39 am

Is this sexism?

Manila June 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

Her father, Boet, was born in South-West Africa (present-day Namibia). Her mother, Magda, was born in Cape Town.

http://stonehouselodge.blogspot.com/

Girll November 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

She looks nice with highlighted lighter hair.
http://www4.pictures.stylebistro.com/gi/Behati+Prinsloo+Updos+Loose+Braid+0UFIuU_TBwLl.jpg

Mousy brown hair without highlights/lowlights is a pet peeve of mine.

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