Behati Prinsloo is most famous for modeling Victoria’s Secret bras. So it’s surprising to hear that when she has a choice, she prefers not to wear one. The 24-year-old, who has been an Angel for the iconic brand since 2009, says she is more comfortable going braless whenever possible – and is encouraging other women to embrace the same attitude.
‘I don’t see the huge hoo-ha around it,’ she told the New York Daily News. ‘Everybody has the same [body parts]. ‘It’s a body, it’s beautiful. Don’t go naked, but if you’re not wearing a bra and it’s appropriate, totally.’ Behati also opened up about her day-to-day style, admitting that she avoids the high-octane glamour of her day job when she can.
‘My personal style is definitely more tomboy, but I do like to wear a summer dress,’ she said. ‘More like hippie-bohemian kind of tomboy.’ Of course one thing the Nambian model probably won’t leave the house without is her engagement ring from Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
The couple dated for about a year before splitting last spring. Their reconciliation flew under the radar, so their engagement on July 16 came as some surprise. ‘I’m the happiest person in the world,’ Behati told Life & Style at the time. As for the ring? ‘It’s vintage from the ’30s,’ she shared. ‘He picked it out himself.’
Adam, 34, previously dated Behati’s fellow Victoria’s Secret models Anne Vyalitsyna and Nina Agdal. Though at one time deemed a notorious bachelor, Adam has hinted that he pictured himself settling down. ‘I want to probably be married at some point,’ he told Oprah Winfrey in May. ‘When it’s time, it’s going to be obvious and I’m going to do it.’
Apparently it was obvious with Behati. They have yet to set a date, but are clearly still enjoying being newly engaged. The pair were spotted hand-in-hand in Lower Manhattan, where they are looking for a love nest, on July 29.
Behati was showing off a laid-back style that is consistent with her attitude about bras, in simple skinny jeans and a T-shirt. Adam also went low-key, topping his look off with a Dodger’s baseball cap. It’s unclear whether or not Behati was wearing a bra on the outing, but her engagement ring was sparkling!