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Alina van der Meulen

Can you tell us a little about you?

Hi, my name is Alina van der Meulen, I am 24 years old and I live in Enschede, the east of the Netherlands.

 

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

Maybe my ability to enjoy food, haha! No, just kidding. I think it is important to be happy with the person you are, that is what makes you unique.

 

How did you start modeling?

I was told a couple of times that I was photogenic, I had a couple of photoshoots and a couple of years later I was a professional international model. Funny how fast things can go sometimes.

 

What do you think of the work as a model?

I think people often underestimate it. It is a real job, maybe a little different from a desk job, but still a very respectable and – more important – enjoyable job!

 

 

What is your beauty regimen?

I always make sure that when I go out, I look good, so for instance that my make-up looks fine and my nails are done. When I am at home I wear little or no make-up, so my skin can breathe. Besides that I believe it is important to eat healthy and to exercise regularly.

 

What are your plans for the future?

I don’t know yet. I just started a new job (outside of modeling), so we will see what the future brings.

 

What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

Hmm, difficult question. I guess you could say that I often prefer photoshoots over runway jobs, but the thing I like most about modelling is the diversity.

 

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?

Be yourself, there are already enough other people and be happy with the way you are. Modelling is hard work – though absolutely worth it – but don’t let other people get inside your head, as long as you like it, it is good!

 

 

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