Can you briefly tell some of your background: How did you get started? Was there a serendipitous 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 ambitions 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.
What’s one thing that 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..
Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
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.