Josephine Skriver was born in Copenhagen , Denmark on the 14th of April, 1993. Skriver was asked about her modeling potential when she was 15 years old while visiting New York with her soccer squad. Soon after, she was signed by Copenhagen-based Unique Models, an international modeling agency. Other organizations outside of Denmark contacted her as a result, but she chose to wait and continue her education. Fall/Winter 2011, Skriver’s first season, saw her open for Alberta Ferretti and close for Prada. She also walked for a number of other well-known designers during that season, including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, DKNY, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Rag & Bone, and Dolce & Gabbana.