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Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo is more than just a pretty face. I chatted with the South African beauty at the Grand opening of PINK in NYC  to get the scoop on her new swimsuit line for Victoria’s Secret!

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Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo

Inspired by her home in Namibia, Behati explained her design process by saying,

“We came up with the idea of Africa being the inspiration, since I am from there. But I wanted to make it very fun. There are four bikinis and some cover-ups in the line and everything has a bit of African inspiration. It’s not just the old animal print look. There’s a tiger on one, and little shells on the strings on another. Lots of cool details – I am really excited.”

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo Collection

Behati Prinsloo Collection

She went continued with:

“So that’s the next thing were kinda excited about. It was so much fun, I had this idea to do an African inspired theme and they have all this print now that’s African and so we decided to make these four bikinis with like shells on them and they are just really cute and fun. First thing we did was the prints and then the shapes of the bikinis and then you work on the colors and then the fitting which is the most exciting part because you get to say like ”oh I want it a little smaller”.

We just did a photo shoot of me in one of the suits, it was really fun!”

Me: What is your favorite thing about working for Victoria’s Secret?

Behati: They’re like my second family, my family is so far away and I love working with them [V.S.] always having the same people around and they are so nice – they always just look out for you! It’s really nice to have that ‘family’ sort of feel.

Behati Prinsloo: It was very exciting, just to see your pieces coming together was amazing! Picking colors and fabrics and patterns it was an incredible learning experience!

The line retails for $24.50-49.50, includes one pieces, bikinis, and cover-ups, and is available in V.S. stores.