Interview With Fashion Model Lynn Quanjel

August 11, 2014 by Modellist-ID

Lynn Quanjel

Lynn Quanjel

Nationality: Dutch

Profession: Fashion Model and blogger

Agencies: IMI Models and Flash Model Management, I just graduated so I started with looking for more agencies.

Milestones: There are so many! One of my first jobs was the Bridal Fashion week in Barcelona, it was magical (those dresses… do I need to say more?!). It made me fall in love with the fashion world and motivated me to work even harder. Further I had the privilege to work with many amazing photographers and visit beautiful locations, all of them are milestones for me.

Current location: The Netherlands, but I travel around a lot.

How did you start modeling?

I started helping out a friend who wanted to become a photographer and I got many compliments about my modeling so I decided to step it up and contact some agencies.

What does your career do for you?

I have met amazing people, seen amazing places and learned a lot about myself in the process. I became more confident, pro-active and realized what is important in my life. Further I love the creative vibes of the fashion world, it makes me happy!

What’s your most memorable shoot?

Difficult to say. But I would say it was my shoot with top photographer Marc Evans, he is a great person and simply brilliant with a camera. It was an honor to work with him.

What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?

I believe it helps models from all over the world unite and support each other. There is too much competition in the fashion world. Together you are stronger than alone, and it’s much more fun as well!

Who do you admire and would you like to meet?

Lara Jade, a self-taught photographer from America. I just LOVE her work. She is insanely creative and her style is so unique and beautiful. Shooting with her is definitely on my bucket list!

What’s your favorite book/film/music?

Impossible to say! As a culture student I’ve read more books/ saw more movies/ listened more music than I imagined possible, and often my favorites depend on my mood or the seasons. However, one of my all-time favorite movies is Moulin Rouge, a perfect combination of theatre, music and poetry, timeless!

What’s your beauty regime?

Eat healthy, drink a lot of water, sport regularly and keep listening to my body. Very simple, very effective.

And what is the one beauty product you can’t live without?

The skincare products of Image, without a doubt. You can only get them via a beautician and they are quite expensive but it’s sooo worth it, my skin has never been better.

What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in (current location)?

In Heerlen I always go to the Bolero with my friends, it’s a Spanish bar with amazing cocktails and tapas and in the night they play the best music to dance on. Fiesta!

What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?

Barcelona is definitely my favorite. Some of my best friends live there and it has everything I could wish for: a beach, beautiful architecture, kind people, many shops and the best nightlife! It has great hang out spots all over the city but my favorites are the club Sala Bikini, Ryan’s Irish Pub, 100 Montaditos and last but not least, the beach.

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? 

Don’t give up. Sometimes the fashion world can be quite demotivating but remember why you started doing this in the first place. Don’t let your friends and family get out of sight and don’t get too obsessed with your measurements, your happiness is the most important! Also: do not wait for opportunities to come to you, make them happen yourself, be a business(wo)man.

What are your plans for the future?

I don’t like to make long-term plans, I prefer to live in the moment and “go with the flow”. You never know which opportunities you will get in the future. The fashion world is fast and flexible and so am I!

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