Adam Levine, a Maroon 5 singer and judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” surprised fans on Tuesday with an announcement that he's engaged to 24-year-old model Behati Prinsloo. Levine's rep confirmed the engagement. The announcement comes just weeks after Levine, who is 34, was seen vacationing with Danish native Nina Agdal, a 21-year-old model.
“Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married,” Levine’s rep told People magazine. “The couple recently reunited and Adam proposed this weekend in Los Angeles.”
While Levine has become more recognizable since busting onto the entertainment scene in 1994, Prinsloo has had a more low profile. Here are five things to know about Adam Levine’s fiancee:
1. She’s an Angel. A Victoria's Secret Angel, that is. Adam Levine hasn’t been shy about his fondness for dating models of the popular lingerie brand. His ex-girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, was also a Victoria's Secret model. According to People magazine, Levine began dating Vyalistyna, 27, after he split up with Prinsloo in the spring of 2012.
2. She enjoys the outdoors. High-fashion clothes and runways apparently aren't all that Prinsloo enjoys. The model made it clear in a May interview with Marie Claire that she also enjoys the outdoors. “Summer is my favorite — I can't survive without it!” she said. “It just makes me feel good, confident, happy, wild, sweaty … the salty ocean water, sea sand, bikinis — what more can I say?”
3. She doesn’t enjoy wearing makeup. Despite making a living off of her appearance, Prinsloo said she favors a more natural look. “I don't really wear makeup,” she said, also revealing her love of hair sea salt spray, which helps her achieve beachy waves.
4. She's from Africa. Prinsloo hails from a small town in Namibia. The model told Fashionista.com that her childhood consisted of helping her parents run a bed and breakfast. “I’m an only child and pretty much did kid stuff,” she said. “I hung out on my friend’s farm a lot.”
5. She never planned on a modeling career. Prinsloo said it was an intervention of fate that brought her into modeling. She said that she was first recognized by a modeling agent while on a family vacation in Cape Town, South Africa. “We went to the grocery store after church and this guy came up to me and asked if I was a model and wrote his number on a piece of paper and my grandfather was like this is so shady,” she said, adding, it wasn’t until a return visit that she decided to sign with the agency.