Behati Prinsloo

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 two children.

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 grandfather was Louis Francois Prinsloo (the son of Georg Diederick Prinsloo and Cornelia Maria Pretorius). Louis was born in Angola. 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.

Behati’s paternal grandmother was Isabella Jacoba van Tonder (the daughter of Jacobus Coenraad van Tonder and Isabella Jacoba Mostert).

Sources: Genealogy of Behati Prinsloo (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, George Diederick Petrus Prinsloo –

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-grandmother, Cornelia Maria Pretorius –

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39 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    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 ( ), 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).

  2. byyong83 says:

    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.

  3. California says:

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

  4. Manila says:

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

  5. Girll says:

    She looks nice with highlighted lighter hair.

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

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