Q & A

Tell us briefly some background: How did you start modeling? Was there a special meeting that led you to where you are now?

The classic shopping story…I was shopping with my mother and sister and got scouted for the Elite model look. I came in second in the Dutch contest and, after that, also second in the worldwide contest. Then I was asked to go to Russell Marsh, back at the time, the casting director for Prada. After that Prada invited me to come over and everything went very quick. Shooting with the amazing Steven Meisel for Prada, who would have guessed that.. 

What always makes you laugh?

Coming home and seeing my daughter making funny jokes and dances.

Do you have a life motto?

Treat others like you like to be treated. 

What are your plans for the next year?

I would like to do a very nice and beautiful beauty-, hair-, or perfume-campaign. Or why not, one more time a VOGUE cover.

One thing you wish you had known before you got into the industry?

How lonely you can feel by traveling the world all by yourself. And I wish I would have known Social Media would become such a thing. When I started there was nothing like social media. Now it is a complete new selling platform. Even people are selling themselves..

What are you famous for with  friends and family?

Baking cakes. I love to bake nice cakes for birthdays and baby showers for example.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

It would be great to be able to teleport from one place to the other in a second. So I can go to work in every country in the morning and go back home in the evening. It would make the job so much nicer. 


Zodiac sign: Taurus 

Favorite holiday: Christmas 

If I was an animal, I would be: A dolphin, even I don’t like swimming. I think it is a very elegant animal by moving. I am always breath taken if I see them swimming. 

Rules I would never break: Being honest 

Favorite drink: Ginger tea 

I spend too much money for: Food – I love to sit with friends and family and eat, drink and have a good time together

Childhood hero: Beyoncé 

Makes me cry: I don’t cry so quickly, so I actually don’t know

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