we are more than happy to have got the opportunity to introduce you to Dutch model Nadine Werkhoven, who is based in the Netherlands near Amsterdam. She is the reigning 'Miss Beauty of Utrecht' and 2nd runner up in the 'Miss Beauty of the Netherlnds' beauty pageant. Take a look at her photos and learn about her by reading Streetfashion MagZZine's interview with her:
My name is Nadine Werkhoven, I’m 22 years old. I was born in Amsterdam and raised in a village 15km outside of Amsterdam. I studied forensic science and I currently work as a cybercrime investigator. Besides this hardcore beta existence, I dance in a showballet and I love to do modeling.
What do you love most about modeling?
Everytime I see the results of a shoot, I’m amazed. I love to see myself in different ways, different settings and in different light. It’s amazing what you can do with just light. The creativity of the photographer and how that reflects on the results is what I love most about modeling.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career must be participating in a beauty pageant this year, “Miss Beauty of the Netherlands”. It all started by winning the state pageant: “Miss Beauty of Utrecht” and it continued by winning the “2nd runner up Miss Beauty of the Netherlands” title.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
A recent shoot I did took place on a helicopter platform, how crazy is that?! Fortunately I was not afraid of heights! The results were amazing. You could see the skyline of the city of Rotterdam and it looked beautiful.
First everybody needs to know that what you see on a picture is not how you wake up. A whole team of stylists and make-up artists sometimes spend several hours on a look. You actually spend more time in a make-up chair than in front of the camera. A little less glamour now right? ;-).
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
I have not worked with that many photographers yet, but I really liked working with Raf DeBruyne. I loved his creativity and his way of working with light, surroundings and props.
Define your personal style.
I think my style can be defined in one quote: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. With good basics you’ll have endless options. Don’t forget; less is more!
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
My style muse must be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She makes an outfit. An outfit so simple but on her yet so stylish, I admire that.
Your favourite designer is… ?
I don’t really have a favorite designer. I like to buy my clothes in little boutiques and I’m also addicted to online shopping. I buy what I like whatever the designer or brand may be.
Vogue because the Netherlands has been publishing it longer than it has been publishing Harper’s Bazaar.
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
I’m crushing on the chocker right now! I love how it can turn any ordinary girl into a tough chick.
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
I hope I will represent the Netherlands in an international beauty pageant this year or maybe next year. I also hope I still work as a cybercrime investigator and that I’m more experienced in the modeling business.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere I would go to New York City. I’ve been there two years ago and it immediately felt like home to me. Such a gorgeous city.