“Hard work, happiness, and craziness!” that’s how Dutch model Nadine Ammeraal describes the model life. That’s the right spirit girl!
Agencies: Elite Worldwide, Munich Models
Milestones: Walking the Armani show with Paris Haute couture week, walking for Blumarine with Milano Fashionweek and working for System magazine with the big photographer Solve Sundsbo.
Current location: Barcelona
Tell us about your career as a model. How did you get started?
I started modeling in 2013. I joined the Elite Model Look competition in Amsterdam. After that competition, I signed a contract with Elite Amsterdam.
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
In 2013 I signed with Elite Amsterdam. For me, it was really exciting and a new beginning as well. I didn’t know what to expect, because I had never thought about modeling before.
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
I did a shoot in Holland with Pablo Delfos. The pictures are good: very natural and a lot of people and clients like them!
What is your best model experience ever?
I am always happy with everything in my life! But if I have to name one job, I think it would be my first show in the big theater Carré, where I walked for Nikkie Plessen. That feeling and experience were just unbelievable.
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
You see more different personalities and nationalities on the catwalk and in the magazines. I really do think it is good for the model industry to work with a lot of different types of models. Because everybody is unique and brings something special to the photo or the catwalk.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
I think working on something together as a team is what I really like. And when I see the end results of the shooting or that indescribable feeling after walking a show! Of course, meeting new people and traveling around is also something I really like about this job.
How would you describe a model life?
Hard work, happiness, and craziness 🙂 Everyday you are working, you do castings, go-sees, fittings, you have jobs, you work out, you need to take care for your skin, body, and mind. But you get a lot of positive things as a result of your hard work. Like they always say: hard work pays off. And I like it!
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry today?
Yes, I do. I am 100% sure!
What is your big model dream?
To do the work I like and shoot with great and lovely teams, walk big shows during the fashion month and of course, I hope to do a big campaign for a huge brand!
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Walking around and do sightseeing and visiting the city where I am in at that moment. I am not that type of person that will sit in my apartment watching movies all day long…
Take us through a typical day in the life of Nadine?
Waking up not too late, having breakfast; something like pancakes or a large smoothie bowl, walking with the dog, going to the gym, visiting friends and having lunch with them! Going to my family and have a tea break and a nice chat. Cooking a good dinner in the evening and then playing games or watching movies with my boyfriend or family
How do you keep your body in good shape?
Eating healthy and drinking a lot of water, and be active! Go and do sightseeing, practice a new sport, walk with your dog (if you have one) or just do some shopping in the city.
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Aii difficult! I love London and Paris, but also home! I still need to see more from the world because I haven’t seen that much yet!
Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
• I love underfloor heating
• Pizza Lover
• I am really energetic
• I put Peanut butter on everything
• I risk my life by walking through the red traffic light
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think you guys give a perfect example of how models live, what they do, what it is to be a model and also to help each other and inspire other girls and boys in the model industry to live happy, healthy and do what they really want and like to do.
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Valou Weemering! Also from Elite.
Where can we follow you?
Nadine Ammeraal, just my name 🙂