Profession: Fashion Model and Dancer
Agencies: Anka Model Management
Current location: Almere, my hometown.
How did you start modeling?
I actually started when I was younger and I immediately loved it. They did my hair & make-up and it was a little girls dream! But I also had other dreams –to become a dancer- so I started to pursue that one.
A year ago I got scouted on the streets and that made me wonder, why not pursue modeling again? So, I eventually ended up at Anka Models.
What does your career do for you?
Most importantly, I can do what I love. Furthermore, it’s fun to meet so many new, interesting people at every job/casting. What I also like about modeling is that I can express my creativity and to take that creativity to another level on every job.
What’s your most memorable shoot?
That’s probably the shoot for AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute). The crew consisted of young people and the 2 photographers had a fresh and creative point of view. The styling and location were both very nice and had a lot of character. And while shooting they played my kind of music, perfect vibes.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think it’s a nice way for models to present themselves and to get in contact with other models. I think it’s also a way for everyone to share his or her wisdom, interesting facts and stories.
Who do you admire and would you like to meet?
Beyoncé. Definitely. She is such an all-round artist and performer. As a dancer I really admire that.
Beyoncé is a hard worker and incredibly dedicated to her passion. Besides her successful career she’s even managed to start a family. I admire that; she’s a real inspiration in every aspect.
What’s your favorite book/film/music?
This is a very hard question for me! I read as many books as I can and what I like depends on the mood I’m in, it’s the same with movies.
Sometimes I feel like watching a mushy romantic comedy; sometimes I’m in the mood for action with abductions and a lot of shooting or a horror movie (it has to be really scary though, or else I will joke about it and get bored).
I have to say I’m a real TV show addict too. I would rather watch a new episode of one of my favorite shows than watch a new movie.
About music, music is very important to me. I literally can’t live without it. My favorite music varies from Hip-Hop (Drake, Rick Ross, 2Chainz, A$AP, etc.), to Latin (Marc Anthony, Aventura), to Soul and R&B.
What’s your beauty regime?
I drink lots of water and green tea. Both are really good for your body and skin. Also, always remove your make-up before going to bed, even if you wear minimal to no make-up, make sure your skin is clean!
But I think that the most important beauty regime is that to look beautiful you have to feel beautiful first!
Love yourself; be comfortable with who you are and you will be a beauty.
What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in (current location)?
Honestly, I don’t have a favorite hang out spot here in Almere, where I live. I’m almost always in Amsterdam, because all my friends live there and I just love that city. It’s one of my fav’s.
There are so many lovely hangouts in Amsterdam. I love to sit and chat with my friends in one of the Coffee Companies. When it’s nice weather I like to hang out at the Vondelpark. And at night when I want to go out and party, my favorite place to go is the Jimmy Woo.
What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?
Besides Amsterdam, there are so many cities I still want to visit. I know I really like Barcelona, the atmosphere there is great. I also liked London a lot, but I think I need to visit more cities, before I can make a decision.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Just give it a try and send some pictures to agencies. There are a lot of different modeling categories. If you don’t have the right measurements for fashion modeling, you can always try and see if you’re right for commercial modeling. And if it’s your dream, don’t give up!
What are your plans for the future?
I really want to take my modeling career abroad and after that I’ll see what the future has in store for me. Meanwhile, I’ll just keep working on myself and keep working as hard as I can to build and improve my portfolio.