Anouk Schonewille.. a stunning Dutch girl who just started her modeling career. Her dream? Standing in Vogue Magazine. Well Anouk, we think this dream is a very realistic one!
Profession: Just finished high school
Agencies: Max Models NL
Milestones: I have just started modeling so I am very excited to see what the future holds.
Current location: The Netherlands
Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?
Last year July I was on a festival called Pinkpop. While listening to the music I got scouted. I just finished high school, so now I am going full time as model.
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
I signed with MAX models. I was very excited when I got the news that I could sign with them! They are very friendly and always help me if I have problems.
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
That was the shoot with Paul Morel. He was very kind and made me feel comfortable.
What is your best model experience ever?
Every shoot I have done was very nice! I have learned very much from all of the shoots I have done. And I can’t wait to experience a lot more.
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
Nowadays there are so many models so I think that the main challenge in modeling is that the competition is huge. So it is very important to keep up your social media.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
I haven’t travelled yet for modeling, but I would love to travel! Thereby you get the opportunity to learn new cultures and meet a lot of new people.
How would you describe a model life?
You never know what you are going to do or where you are going. So that can be hard because you can’t really plan things. Also staying in shape isn’t always that easy. But it is not all hard. It is amazing to meet new people, to travel, experience new things and learn from the experiences.
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry today?
Yes, you can definitely! It is very nice to have friends with the same passion. It can be nice to talk to them about certain things, because they might have gone through the same thing. But It may be hard because you can be traveling a lot, but with social media you can keep in touch.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
I love to hang out with my friends and family. Also I give children athletics training. I really enjoy working with little children! And off course I like to hit the gym or run outside.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Anouk.
I just finished my exams. But before that I would go to school until 16:00. After that I would go to the gym, hang out with my friends or just have time for myself and watch Netflix. Of course I also had to study…
How do you keep your body in good shape?
Drink a lot of water! Also I hit the gym at least 3/4 times a week. If the weather is good, I like to run outside.
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Last year I have been to South Africa. It was the most amazing trip I have ever made. I was there for 3 weeks with a group of 43 people. We visited Johannesburg and Cape town. There we did voluntary work!
Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
– I have lived in Switzerland for almost 4 years
– I am a bit of a thrill seeker. I like to do adventurous things.
– Without my contacts I can hardly see.
– My sport was athletics for 10 years.
– I am lactose intolerant, no ice creams for me. L
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think that it is very interesting to read experiences of other models. Especially when you are just starting modeling.