She’s no saint, but she is an Angel.
Dutch beauty Roosmarijn de Kok got the nod to walk in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just three years after being accused of stealing chocolate from a Tribeca Whole Foods.
De Kok, a 22-year-old beauty, was ecstatic to hear that she was getting her wings.
“Forever grateful!!!” she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday after receiving the good news. The runway show will take place on Nov. 28 in Shanghai.
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In 2014, de Kok was caught with three chocolates and a bottle of fish oil that she hadn’t paid for in her shopping bag. At the time, her attorney Sal Strazzullo argued that there was yogurt and other items in the super model’s bag that had been rung-up and the whole thing was a big mistake. Strazzullo struck a deal with a Manhattan judge that if de Kok stayed out of trouble for six months and served a day of community service, the charges would be dropped. The deal also stipulated that de Hok would not admit guilt in the incident.
An acquaintance’s of Kok’s who knew “Roos” at the time of her arrest recalls that the then 19-year-old stunner was “terrified” when cops cuffed her and feared the incident would hurt her career.
“In her first court appearance, (on Aug. 25, 2014) she found out her next court date would be in June and she needed to work,” according to de Kok’s pal. “That was causing visa issues too. She insisted she was innocent, but didn’t want to go to trial because this could have dragged out for a year.”
According to de Kok’s cohort, who’s ecstatic that she’s getting this opportunity with Victoria’s Secret, losing a year of work in U.S. could have been crippling in the short lifespan of a model.
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De Kok appeared on a 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show TV program leading up to that year’s catwalk show in Manhattan, but she wasn’t picked to appear on the runway. Victoria’s Secret CEO Ed Razek was part of the panel that gave de Kok the thumbs up this time around.
With Brian Niemietz