Beautiful, bold Behati

Namibia's finest causes Instagram frenzy

25 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Namibian-born supermodel Behati Prinsloo remains a role model for many across the world, not least of all for Namibians.

From being an ambassador for Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia to raise awareness about rhino conservation and to stop poaching, to her rock-solid marriage to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who married the Victoria's Secret model in 2014, to being a supermom to Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, Behati is an amazing women.

She recently sent Instagram into a frenzy when she posted a bikini shot , which was an instant hit with her 5.8 million followers, with one fan remarking she is a “goddess”.

She also recently appeared on a massive Times Square billboard in New York, along with the SRT Namibia logo.

Earlier this year, Behati revealed she was introduced to her husband by a mutual friend. Levine was looking for a girl to cast in a music video.

Although Behati passed on the job, she and Levine met for the first time in person a month later, when he ended up taking her out for dinner. The connection was immediate, as they ended up talking for hours. “It was love at first sight, it was crazy,” she told Porter magazine.

She joined forces earlier this year with SRT Namibia to raise awareness about rhino conservation.

Today there are less than 5 000 black rhinos left in the wild. This endangered species is regularly targeted by poachers. If rhino poaching continues at the current tempo, this iconic animal will be wiped out in the next 10 years. SRT Namibia protects the last of these animals in the wild in the northwest of Namibia.

As part of her alliance with SRT, Prinsloo has launched a global campaign and travelled to Namibia in May.

She hit the ground alongside trackers from SRT and Rhino Rangers from the Conservancy Rhino Ranger Incentive Programme.

She tracked rhinos on foot across rugged terrain, absorbing the effects of wildlife crime, compounded by the drought, and gained a deeper understanding of the commitment needed to protect these critically endangered animals.

This was her first trip to Namibia in seven years and it provided an opportunity for Behati to chronicle this transformative journey in an effort to share the story of these incredible creatures and the amazing community of Namibians fighting for their survival.

She said at the time: “Namibia is my home. It's the secret jewel of Mother Africa. It's also one of the most amazing places in the world, and the rhinos contribute to this sense of wonder.

“I grew up there and it is where my parents still live so this cause is very close to my heart.

“The opportunity to come home to see what is happening, to meet people caring for orphaned black and white rhinos, and to work with the trackers, rangers and communities to raise awareness is very important to me.”

Behati added: “Someday, I want to take my children to experience these animals in the wild. They've inspired us for generations; it's on us to help them now.”

Sporty spice

Behati's Instagram uploads are few and far between, but when she does hop on the social media platform, her posts certainly do not disappoint.

Recently she shared a new photo to her Instagram page that was an instant hit with her 5.8 million followers.

In the shot, the 31-year-old was captured in the middle of a beach volleyball game, and the moment looked somewhat intense.

Behati cradled the white and pink volleyball in one hand as she held up the number two in the other, possibly indicating how many points she needed to come out victorious.

Of course, the Victoria's Secret Angel looked absolutely stunning in the shot.

Fans of the Namibian bombshell went absolutely wild for the new addition to her Instagram feed. The upload racked up over 191 000 likes within its first 24 hours since going live to the social media platform, as well as hundreds of comments with compliments on her jaw-dropping display. “Behati is my goddess,” one person wrote, while another said that the model had the “perfect body”.

-Additional reporting by Inquisitr