Tell us something about yourself :)
Hi, i'm Quinta! I'm 18 years old and I'm from The Netherlands. I've been modeling for about one year and a half now, but since I've graduated from school this June, I've been modeling fulltime for about half a year now.
How did your career start?
I was scouted by coincidence by Suzanne & Mauro, the owners of my mother agency Fresh Model Managment! I've never been so happy in my life :)
How would you describe your own style?
Actually, I like all kinds of clothes. What I wear to castings, depends on the city I'm in. When I'm in NY for modelling, I tend to go more for a more streetstyle look, with lots of layers and wide T-shirts with skinny jeans. But after all, it really depends on the client you're seeing. In my free time I just wear what I feel like wearing. Sometimes that's dressed up, sometimes simple. It really depends on my mood.
What do you like about yourself?
When I was younger, I hated my freckles. Now, I love having them. It makes me stand out from the rest of the girls. I also like my name, it's not very common so people remember my name more quickly than usual names. Furthermore, I love the fact that there's only one 'me' in the world :)
What agencies are you with?
My mother agency in The Netherlands is Fresh Model Management. I'm with IMG Worldwide (so that means they represent me in NY, Paris, Milan and London), Seeds in Berlin and Mannequin in Singapore.
Which shoot did you enjoy the most?
Pfff...... that's a difficult one. I like about shoots that every time it's something different, you never do the same thing. But if I have to choose I guess it would be the shoot in Vietnam for an editorial in a Singaporean magazine. The pictures were shot in different locations, I've seen a lot of the country. It was beautiful. Also, the team I was working with was amazing, we had so much fun!!
Which fashion weeks have you done? And which one did you like the most?
I've done NY, Paris and Milan fashionweek this september, it was my first season. I liked NY Fashion Week the most, because everything was new and exciting. I just loved the vibe of the city. You get to know the city very well, because you're there about 2,5 weeks before the fashion week starts.
What skincare products do you use?
My make up remover is Bi-Facil from Lancome. I really believe that that's where a healthy skin starts: a clean skin. No matter what time it is or how I feel, I always make sure I remove my make-up before I go to sleep. After removing my make-up, I rinse my face with water and then I apply Aquasource cream from Biotherm. It's amazing how awake you feel after using that cream. I'd recommend it to everyone! It's also very important to listen very well to your skin. When you feel that your skin is getting a bit dry, just make sure you apply some extra cream.
What exercises do you do to stay in shape?
I go to the gym as much as I can. When I'm there, I mostly do waist and ab exercises. After that, I run on the treadmill for about half an hour. I'm lucky that IMG has free monthly memberships for us models to go to an awesome gym here. They have everything I need and more.
Are you on a special diet?
No, I'm not on a special diet. I do have to watch what I eat though, but that's what Fresh has taught me: eat healthy. As long as you eat healthy, you can eat pretty much! When I'm craving something like cookies or chocolat, I allow myself to eat it. Otherwise I know I'll be thinking about it all day long.... I'm human after all ;)
What do you want to accomplish in your modelling career?
I want to touch the sky. I want to do big campaigns, shoot with the best photographers and still having fun in what I do. I work so hard to make this happen, and I keep believing in myself. If it doesn't work out, it won't be easy to accept. But still, I've tried it and when I'm 30 I don't have to cope with the question 'What if.....'. I am just going to give it my all and do the best I can.
What makes you different from the other models?
I guess that I'm more motivated then the rest of the girls. When I have castings or jobs the next day, I will go to bed in time and make sure I look good. Some girls just don't care about that. Of course, I'm young and I like to go out, but I do that in the weekends if I'm free! Besides, I'm also one of the few girls who actually go to the gym. I hope people in the industry will notice my passion.
Thanks so much for this interview, Quinta!!!!!!!!!!