In Get to Know


Half Dutch half Scottish
born?: 4th of June
eyes: dark brown
instagram: downicola

loves: chocolate, Yoda (MY cat), nature, happy socks, authentic people.

hates: cleaning, racism, people with bad energy, wet socks.

Hey, how are today?
I’m doing great, thank you. Just finished a shoot in Germany. Currently chilling at the airport, waiting for my flight back home (Amsterdam).

So how long have you been a model?
I was scouted when I was 17 and just finishing high school. So I’ve been modelling for 15 years, working more than ever.

What’s the hardest thing you find about modelling?
Never knowing what your calendar will look like (although that can also be fun)

What keeps you strong in the job?
My attitude towards life. I’m very grateful to be able to do modelling work. Family, love, health and nature, those are things which really matter to me.

How do you feel about your body ?
I love my body!!! I am happy that I’m healthy and strong.

What advice would you give a young model about being healthy?
It’s not about being skinny. It’s all about a natural, clean lifestyle. Having a healthy body & mind is important. Treat it with love and respect.

If you had to go on a road trip who would you love to come with?
My bestie Charis. We always have so much fun together. Her or my boyfriend Tim.

What do you do when your not modelling ?
I like nature things.?Hiking, wildcamping! I always meet up with friends when I have a day off. I’m also into painting and recently started surfing.

Best place you have travelled to?

Who’s your fav photographer ?
(ha) difficult to answer.

What makes you happy ?
It’s the simple things. Spending time with family & friends. Walking barefoot across the beach. Watching others smile… I love dancing, longboarding and I’m a sucker for swings.

What would you like to change about the industry?
I would like to see a more healthy model body type.

What would you do if you weren’t a model?
I finished my studies in Natural Medicine. So I’m planning to set up my own practice after modelling and help people with their Health and lifestyle.

You want to ask Hey Girl mag anything?
Just keep up the good work!!



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