Profession: International model
Mother agency: Future Faces Amsterdam
New York: Supreme
Milan: Pop Models
London: The Hive
Milestones: Walking for Giorgio- & Emporio Armani during Milan Fashion Week fall/winter collection 2015/2016
Current location: London
Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?
About half a year ago, I was scouted by a photographer named Cristian Davila Hernandez. He asked me to do a test shoot and he could not believe that I did not have an agency, so he introduced me to Future Faces. They were interested right away.
What’s going through your mind when you’re modeling in front of the camera?
Before I start working, I always talk to the client. I will ask them what they are looking for and what they have in mind. This way I can give them the end result the client was looking for.
What’s your favorite/least favorite thing about being a model?
My favorite thing about being a model is that you can travel a lot and see a lot of the world. Every day is different.
My least favorite thing is that I miss my family and friends when I am gone for a long time. But on the other hand, the more excited I am to see them again.
Are there any other models in the industry that you look up to?
I look up to Doutzen Kroes, I am dreaming of the same career. Right now, I am working hard to become a successful model and I hope people will remember me.
How would you define your personal style?
I guess I would define my personal style as a combo of chique and rock ‘n roll.
And what are some of the heroes of your wardrobe?
Definitely my dark blue Emporio Armani sweater, which I got as a gift after the Emporio Armani show.
I also love my jumpsuits, I have a few. They are super relaxed and comfortable.
Could you give us your best beauty and exercise tip(s)?
It is very healthy to walk a lot, it will slim and tight up your legs and hips. When I am in another country, I walk a lot because of all the castings. When I am back home I walk at least one hour with my dog in the forest.
What is the one beauty product you can’t live without? (Please mention the brand too)
I always put on Garnier daycream, before I put on any make-up. It feels very refreshing in the morning, and it is good for your skin. I also use Andrelon perfect curl crème on a daily base. It nurtures your hair and gives it more volume. Instead of making it fizzy, it gives you beautiful curls.
What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?
Dahab in Egypt, it is the most beautiful place I have been to so far. A big passion of mine is deep sea diving. The best place to dive is at the coast of Dahab. The sea looks gorgeous with all the colourful fish and coral. I would love to buy a house there someday.
What do you believe is the key to success for a model? What qualities does one need to succeed?
The key is perseverance, modeling is like top sport. You have to work very hard, and therefore need much perseverance to keep on going.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
Modellist-ID gives a lot of information about fashion, beauty and health. It is nice to see what other models are doing and what their life’s look like. It is nice to change experiences with other models.
What are your working on right now and what are your future aspirations?
Currently I am traveling and working in Europe. For the future I wish to keep on working as a model and hope to inspire others.