Agnete Hegelund was born in Odense, Denmark on March 10, 1988. Her measurements are thirty-three inch bust, twenty-four inch waist, and thirty-five inch hips. She is five feet nine and one-half inches tall. Agnete is a strawberry blonde with blue eyes. While doing some shopping in Copenhagen, she was spotted by a representative for a modeling agency in 2005. She was signed with Ford Models that same month. Fourteen days later she appeared on her first cover for German Elle magazine. She is now represented by Next Management. (1)
In 2008 Hegelund was photographed multiple times by Steven Meisel. These shoots included a Vogue Italia cover in February 2008. She has been photographed for advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein Ck Jeans, Pringle of Scotland, and Alberta Ferretti. She has appeared in Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. She has modeled in fashion shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchyy, Christian Lacroix, and Burberry Prorsum. Among a recent career highlight was Hegelund’s modeling in the March 2011 British Harper's Bazaar editorial, where she was photographed by Jonas Bresnan.
A phonetic pronunciation of her name is: Ow-ned He-lund. As she says, “Yeah, it's an unusual name, even in Denmark. People always ask if I have a nickname or something easier.” She still lives in Denmark and wants to study medicine after modeling because both of her parents are eye doctors—plus she's a whiz at math and science. “I didn't think it was ever that hard,” she tells me, “I like that you have a problem and you have to solve it. It's fun. (2)
She has expressed her personal interests as Quentin Tarantino films, listening to Depeche Mode, reading, mathematics and expresses that she loves Banksy’s art.