24 things you should know about Maartje Verhoef

24 things you should know about Maartje Verhoef

She might be clumsy à la Bridget Jones but drives better than you think.

Maartje Verhoef was still in high school when Prada cast her as an exclusive for their 2013 Spring/Summer show. Since then, the young Dutch women has been one of the hardest working models in the industry. Not only has Maartje Verhoef walked an impressive amount of miles on fashion’s most prestigious catwalks, she has also starred in many of the biggest campaigns. Right now, she is the face of H&M’s summer campaign, alongside Luna Bijl, Birgit Kos and Mayowa Nicholas

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”My first H&M campaign! It’s one of the first times I see my campaign images almost everywhere.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”Boxing.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Amber Valetta.”

Brush off all the negative comments you sometimes get.


MAARTJE VERHOEF ON THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A MODEL
 

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”To clean my face every morning and evening with a Bioderma cleanser. After that [I apply] a nice cream. Oh, and a scrub/peeling once a week really helps.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”I can actually drive a car, even though everyone thinks I'm the worst driver!”

 A FICTIONAL CHARACTER I RELATE TO IS…
”Bridget Jones, I'm so clumsy!”

THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A MODEL IS…
”Not to take rejection personally, and to brush off all the negative comments you sometimes get. It teaches you to take things less personally.”

MY GO-TO SONG AT KARAOKE IS…
”I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston.”

THE QUALITY I LIKE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE IS…
”Loyalty.”

I SMELL LIKE…
”Donna from Valentino.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
”No makeup, skinny jeans or track pants, with a graphic tee or an odd blouse.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
”SLT, it's my new favourite workout in the city!"

ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST IS…
”Bungee jumping from a bridge in a beautiful place.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Drink lots of water to hydrate. Seems trite, but it works!”

ONE MYTH ABOUT MODELS I WOULD LIKE TO BUST IS…
”That we live a glamourous life, and that none of us eat. The last one can make me angry – some people just live healthy.”

To really explore a city and stay longer than a day, lol.


WHAT MAARTJE WOULD LIKE TO POST-MODELLING
 

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”Bluestone Lane in New York; the brekkie board is a must!”

SOMEONE I STALK ON INSTAGRAM IS…
@eatingwithminnie to discover all the nice restaurants in New York. And @lindatol¬_, She shares these nice small shops that I would have never discovered otherwise. And I like her style.”

THE BEST LIFE ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Stay your normal self, even if you walk the biggest shows or shoot the biggest campaigns.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
”I would probably travel more, to really explore a city and stay longer than a day, lol.”

MY CHILDHOOD NICKNAME WAS…
”Maart.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”To be more open-minded and to look differently at people and the world.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
”I just finished 13 Reasons Why and started watching Jane the Virgin. [Others are] New Girl, Designated Survivor and some Dutch reality shows.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
”The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To have a big house by the canals in Amsterdam. And that I still do what makes me happy.” 

 

MAARTJE VERHOEF

CITY: New York

FROM: Veldhoven, Netherlands

DISCOVERED: By a photographer family friend who asked her to fill in for a model who fell ill. 

INSTAGRAM: @maartjeverhoef 

AGENCY: Women Management 

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