Studying for exams, photoshoots here and there and unfortunately recovering from a car accident.. Dutch fashion model Nadine Hulleman doesn’t have to be bored at the moment! Despite her busy life, she is already preparing for next Fashion Week.
Agencies: De Boekers (Amsterdam)
Milestones: Shoot for Paul Smith AW15 and the Kevin Murphy Show 2016
Current location: The Netherlands
Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?
A friend of my mother told me that I had to become a model. First I thought that was nothing for me, but after one year I decided to make pictures and send it to a few model agencies in Amsterdam and now I am with De Boekers!
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
In 2014 I was scouted by a model agency in Germany and that was my first sign. The personal contact with them was not great, so after a year I decided to look for another agency in Amsterdam. Now I am signed with De Boekers and they are so nice!
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
I have two favorite photo’s, they are both from Meis Belle Wahr. These are my favorites, because these photos are different than other photos.
Please tell us a bit more about your mother agency, de Boekers in Amsterdam.
I am with De Boekers in Amsterdam, it is a model agency for women and men. There are three bookers; Karin, Willy and Marcella and all the bookers are sweet and very friendly.
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
I think one of the biggest main challenge is to get your body in shape. As a model you have to eat healthy and do a lot of workouts.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
Traveling, because it is so nice to discover new places you have never seen before. Also I love to meet new people, because you have a lot of fun with everyone and as a model you make a lot of new friends.
How would you describe a model life?
I’m not a full time model at the moment, because I have to finish school first. As a model you have long working days and you have to wait a lot, so you need a lot of
patience during a shoot or show. Also you meet a lot of new people and you can see more of the world and that’s very cool!
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry
Yes, I think it’s possible for a model to have long lasting friendships, but it depends of your own personality. Nowadays it’s much easier to keep in contact with your friends and family by using social media.
Were you on the runway during Fashion Week this year? If yes, where and for which designer?
No, unfortunately not….. because in September I was hit by a car, so I couldn’t walk for a long time… In May (almost!!!) I have my school exams, so I hope to walk Fashion week this summer.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
I really really really like shopping (haha), love to make videos for my own Youtube Channel (Nadine Hulleman) and I also love to find new healthy hotspots in different cities. (You can follow my ‘healthy food” account on Instagram: @myhealthyfoodd_ I share healthy hotspots and recipes on it!!).
How do you keep your body in good shape?
I try to drink a lot of water and always eat healthy (and yes I also have cheat days) and I play hockey three times a week and also go to the gym for cardio and workouts.
What’s your beauty regimen like? Any secrets?
DRINK A LOT OF WATER!!!
What’s your favorite place in the world?
At the moment my favorite place in the world is New York City, I really like it!! But in May after my exams I am going to Hawaii…… so I think that would be my favorite place on the world.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think MODELLIST-ID is a good platform to connect with other people and models! Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Lisa Weggemans, she is also a model from De Boekers!