TOP MODEL SECRETS

CATO VAN EE

This Dutch beauty is famous for her full lips, prominent cheekbones and long blond hair. Meet cover girl Cato van Ee.

Cato van Ee at Prada S/S 2009, Getty Images.

Cato van Ee was discovered while getting a haircut in Amsterdam when she was 15. She quickly became a model in demand. Famous designers wanted her to walk their shows and photographers wanted to shoot her for prestigious magazines. 

Cato has been on the cover of Dutch, Spanish and Mexican Vogue, and French, Dutch and Portuguese Vogue. Her biggest campaigns include L’Oreal, Vince Camuto and Scotch & Soda.

During a shoot with H&M, Cato took time to fill out our top model secret’s questionnaire. 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
“Richard Avedon.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
“Walking the Prada show.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT WAS…
“A ten-day trip through Peru, where I got to shoot at the top of Machu Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu had been a lifelong dream for me.”

THE MUSIC THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“I love house music, so I enjoy listening to different sets on Soundcloud. For example sets by DJ Nico Push, great music!”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
“Making and writing cards for my friends and family.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
“Christy Turlington.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
“A simple bar of soap and 100% pure argan oil by Marius Fabre.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Leading a very active life, pilates, yoga and of course to eat healthily!”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“Just put it up in a ponytail.”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“Concentrating purely on my breathing.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
“Making people laugh.”

I SMELL LIKE…
“Marius Fabre soap.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
“Jeans, t-shirt and my Acne leather jacket.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“My ocean blue Lekker Bike bicycle!”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“The less products you use on your skin the better… Less is more!”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
“Uxua Casa in Brazil, I stayed there for work and I still have many dear memories of that beautiful, unique and authentic place.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
“Café Gitane in New York.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“Porridge and fresh fruit.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“Earplugs and an eye mask.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
“Explore the place I’ve travelled to. Usually by foot, I love to hike when I get the chance.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“Don’t worry about the future, it will come soon enough. Quote by Einstein, but I received this from my mother.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Food, I love to take a look in a local market.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
“To be very comfortable in a new unknown environment.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“Go back to school and study psychology.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
“Right now all the stand-up comedy shows by Louis CK.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
“To have a warm and happy family.”

 

 

CATO VAN EE

AGE: 25

AGENCY: IMG, Paparazzi, Stockholmsgruppen

DISCOVERED: At the hairdresser in Amsterdam when I was 15.

CITY: New York

FAMILY: Mother Machteld, father Bertrand and older sister Anne.

INSTAGRAM: @catovanee

TWITTER: @catovanee

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