TOWERING at 5ft 9in, Nina Agdal was destined to be a basketball champion in her small hometown of Hillerød.
But as she strutted down the streets of Copenhagen a talent scout saw from a mile away that her bombshell looks were better placed turning heads on the runway.
Danish model Nina Agdal has taken the world by storm with her gorgeous looksCredit: Splash
The glam 31-year-old has stolen the hearts of many celebrities
And Elite Models’ gamble would pay off in spades as the glam Danish teen would go on to make millions off the court.
Within two years, Nina’s modelling career would skyrocket and see her amazing figure in the pages of the prestigious Sports Illustrated.
The Dane would then go on to appear in a total of six SI Swimsuit issues in the following years.
Posing in a barely there bikini, she stood alongside some of the biggest names including Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge and was named the magazine’s Rookie of the Year.
In 2014, she notably landed on the cover of for their 50th-anniversary.
Nina’s meteoric rise has never shown any signs of slowing down, with the 31-year-old stunner now reportedly worth £9.5million.
It is a remarkable feat for the hazel-eyed beauty who ditched her stable career in dentistry at 18 to follow her dreams in the cut-throat scene of New York.
She told Maxim: “I was very shy about saying anything and was so scared.
“I landed with $40 and a little piece of paper with the address for the model apartment.”
Nina dated Leo for a yearCredit: BackGrid
Stud Jack Brinkley-Cook also fell head over heels for the DaneCredit: Rex Features
In the process of making a name for herself in the big city, the bronzed Scandinavian goddess would also steal the hearts of many.
Two of her most notable lovers include Hollywood playboy Leonardo DiCaprio, and her fiance Logan Paul.
She started dating Leo in July 2016 – the couple were spotted on vacation in New York, the Bahamas and Montauk.
They reportedly broke up in May 2017 after almost a year together – leaving many fans heartbroken.
Stud Jack Brinkley-Cook – son of US actress and model Christie Brinkley – would fall head over heels for her not long after.
Speaking about their relationship in 2019, Nina told US Weekly: “Everything is good. Well, we’re not perfect.
“No relationship is perfect, but I think we just have a really sincere love for each other, and we support each other, we respect each other and we just love each other.”
However, in November 2021 the smitten couple split after four years together.
The Victoria’s Secret alum then went Instagram official with social media sensation Paul this year.
The two sweethearts had first started pining for each other in 2022, it was reported.
And just weeks after their one-year anniversary in July, Paul popped the question at the luxurious Hotel Passalacqua in Lake Como, Italy, where a one-night stay in a standard double room is upwards of $2,300.
Just weeks before the surprise proposal, Paul made a sweet anniversary post on Instagram that said: “One very special year with my Danish queen @ninaagdal.”
Nina and Logan Paul recently got engaged in JulyCredit: Instagram
The two influencers are love struck and post heartwarming pics on social mediaCredit: Instagram
Nina’s past relationships have recently been weaponised by MMA star Dillon Danis, who is set to touch gloves with Paul next month.
Danis, 30, will fight Paul, 28, on the undercard of KSI vs Tommy Fury in Manchester on October 14.
In the build-up to the clash, Danis has overstepped the mark on a number of occasions, repeatedly taking aim at Nina. He even leaked an X-rated video of her last month.
His latest attempt to wind his boxing rival up was to post an old image on Twitter of the Danish model alongside ex-Man Utd man Diego Forlan.
Paul has defended Nina numerous times after attacks from Danis.
I love this girl. She is so great for me. She’s just kind of the same person as me,” he said.
“I think he has gone too far. It’s not affected me, no, because when I entered this fight, I knew Dillon was a scumbag.
“I didn’t think he’d take it as far as he did. But you know, actions have consequences. I think he’s going to get what’s coming to him. I think the people online are speaking for me.”
Nina, who has 1.9million followers, has remained resilient throughout, having long embraced female empowerment and never shied away from opening up.
Speaking to People in 2019, she spoke about her insecurities, admitting: “I’m very insecure about my boobs. I have a weird thing with cleavage dresses because I have actual boobs.
“I’ve always been very insecure about that because it wasn’t accepted for a long time in the industry.
“Even now to this day, if I put on a sexy dress, I have to push myself to go out the door in it because I’m so used to not showing it.”
Nina’s racy content has earned her more than 1.9million followers on InstagramCredit: @ninaagdal
She has had an illustrious modelling careerCredit: Splash
Nina has been a basketball fanatic since she was youngCredit: Alamy
Nina and Paul are smitten with each otherCredit: Instagram