Behati Prinsloo is thrilled to be the new face of Seafolly swimwear because she is “a mermaid”.

The Namibian model has to get regular beach time to feel happy and energised and is a real ocean addict.

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Behati Prinsloo for Seafolly. Images: Fashiongonerogue

The gorgeous high fashion mannequin said that when she is on holiday, she spends most of her time doing water sports.

“The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen! I forget how much I need it sometimes when I’m away working, I am a mermaid after all,” she told Vogue. “When I’m on holiday I’ll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, long board, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family, and go fishing with my Dad.”

Behati’s stellar career has seen her walk the runway for the likes of Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace and is showing no signs of slowing down.

But despite all her glamorous jobs, the 23-year-old said becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel was a special honour.

“Becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel was a huge one for me, because I just never thought I would be able to do that next to some of the world’s most beautiful women. I always felt like too much of a tomboy!” she laughed.