Cover Stars


Model-of-the-moment Doutzen Kroes is our September cover girl!

Photo by Max Abadian

Between being an A-list Angel for Victoria’s Secret, walking in some of fashion’s most coveted fall runway shows (hello, Prada!), and working as a spokesmodel for L’Oreal, no one can keep up with Doutzen Kroes. Oh, and did we mention she has a baby and wedding on the way?

We pinned down the Dutch beauty in New York to shoot our all-important September issue. The new season is all about bombshell beauty and who better than the ringleader of the curvy new shape to be our cover girl. “I was told to lose weight in the beginning,” says Kroes. “I think I am one of the [models] who is very close to representing a body more people can relate to.”

So what else can we expect from Kroes in the future?  Doutzen revealed she’s been busy taking a few acting lessons, “in case James Bond calls me up one day to be a Bond girl” and possibly a focus on charity work. She also revealed some of her favourite things from Victoria’s Secret which — finally! — makes it’s debut on this side of the border later this month. (Look for store openings at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton on August 12th and Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto on August 26th.) Her three must-haves include the Incredible Push-up demi bra (“It’s so comfortable!), The Miraculous bikini (“It doubles your cup size, I feel like a total bombshell on the beach when I wear this!”), and the Lacie thong: “It’s sexy, one size fits all and comes in more than 20 colors — I think I might have every color!”

For more on Doutzen and her sexy photos, pick up the September issue of FLARE on newsstands across Canada August 16th!