Video: What’s it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush…

Doutzen Kroes Toronto 2011 Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...

Have you ever seen a model in person? One might think it’s a surefire way to sink your self-esteem, but that’s not always the case. When I attended Fashion Week in New York City, for example, it was slightly horrifying to see just how rail-thin the girls were as they strutted down the catwalks. (Yes, the cameras really do add 10 pounds… and the way they walk gives the illusion of hips where trust me, none exist.)

But then there is an altogether different breed of model—the “supers”—who are not at all scary skinny. Their faces aren’t gaunt! They have boobs! And while their legs are definitely thinner than mine or yours, they’re certainly not unhealthy-looking.

This is where Doutzen Kroes fits in, which makes sense because she is one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels (and also Boy Hot, as we’ve discussed at length in this post). She was in town last week, and because I like to torture myself, I popped in for a quick interview to meet/gawk at her in person. Here’s some of our convo:

She’s actually really sweet, non? You want to hate her because she’s beautiful… but you can’t.

Here are some more pics:

Doutzen Kroes Toronto 2011 2 Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...

Warning! The next photo might make you hate yourself:

Doutzen Kroes Toronto 2011 3 Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...

It’s like a shelf.

Anyway! Since this IS a beauty blog, let’s quickly chat about what’s new from Victoria’s Secret Beauty for summer. I’m particularly digging their fragrance collection, which is in stores now for a limited time until September.

My faves are Bombshell Summer (grapefruit, black currant and lily of the valley):

Victorias Secret Bombshell Summer Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...and Dream Angels Heavenly Summer (peony, soft woods and my favourite—coconut water!):

Victorias Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Summer Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...They’ve also got some impressive self-tanning stuff, including this adjustable self-tanner—you can basically custom-mix it to the level of tan that you want!

Victorias Secret Custom Tan Adjustable Self Tan Lotion Video: Whats it like to meet a supermodel in real life? Victorias Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes left me with a mayjah girl crush...

Have you ever seen a model in real life?
Are you a Doutzen fan?
Tried anything from Victoria’s Secret beauty yet? (Or are you more interested in that swimsuit that’s supposed to give you two extra cup sizes…?)

10 Comments

Lindsay
Wednesday, June 8/2011 at 4:36 pm

I once did a double take at the Atlanta airport because I saw someone who looked just like Cindy Crawford. Turns out, it was Cindy Crawford.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 13/2011 at 12:54 pm

Nice! I am the worst at recognizing celebrities in real life.

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Thomas
Wednesday, June 8/2011 at 4:37 pm

OMG I literally love her so much, she is one of my all time favourite models. When I saw her ad for the honey collection for L’Orea Casting Creme Gloss I was like O_o. You are so very lucky Michelle!!!! I officially want your job now!!!!!! Plus I hope the acting thing works out for her, it would be nice to see how celebrities look next to supermodels… Interesting juxtaposition me thinks.

Huge fan, fellow blonderexic Thomas xx

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 13/2011 at 12:55 pm

She’s really sweet! There was one moment where she was getting photos taken and I saw how she instantly turned it on for the cameras… hip tilt, toss of the hair, instant pout… it was really something to behold!

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Gimped
Wednesday, June 8/2011 at 6:06 pm

BIG fan of anything Victoria’s Secret. I only wear their BioFit bras. For someone with a bigger chest, they offer great support while still looking sexy — I can get a demi instead of a full coverage ugly thang! As for beauty prodz, I am a fan of their lip glosses. Yummy, super glossy, but not sticky and gross. I’ve also sampled a number of their fragrances — Heavenly is always on my vanity, Sexy Little Things is a close second, and some of the Very Sexy ones are nice as well. The tanner you mentioned above looks intriguing. Hmm … Would you throw it in with the other reco’s from the other day?

Oh, and FYI, it’s a Balconet bra, not a Balcony bra ;) SUPER sexy look, btw. Try ‘em out!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 13/2011 at 12:57 pm

I haven’t tried their tanner but I thought it was a neat concept… I haven’t seen anything adjustable like that.

Oh and good catch re: balconette bra! I didn’t even make the connection, duh!

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Lime
Saturday, June 11/2011 at 7:48 pm

That posterior!

Haha. She is just perfect. I met her at an event her boyfriend was DJ’ing at and she seems like a nice girl.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 13/2011 at 12:58 pm

It’s even more astounding in real life! VERY jealous.

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CC
Saturday, June 18/2011 at 4:09 pm

Firstly, love DK’s hair and colour – looks like a mega amount of different highlight shades, would you agree? Having been so lucky to be up close and personal!! Secondly, can you buy VS makeup in Canada? I would love to try their “Perfect Lipstick” in Whisper.
Love that I’ve found you, I live in NS, where sometimes it feels like the end of the world when it comes to finding things!!
Thks CC

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, July 29/2011 at 4:37 pm

Yeah love her hair – it looks really natural. You can buy VS makeup in Canada – not sure if there’s a store near you but their website definitely ships here.

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