Boyd de Graaf is 21 years old. Elegant and stubborn are one of the many sides of this young man who is working hard for his future. We will give you a small hint in which field he is aiming to strike high and it is Fashion! One more fashion addict on our spotlight! Boyd is born in Sutton Coldfield( England) and is currently living in Amsterdam. Boyd combines modelling for Touche Model Management (the Netherlands) and Spinnmodel Management (Germany) with studying Fashion and Management at AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute). Lead by his dreams, Boyd shared with us more about his busy life as a student of AMFI and his ambition when it comes to his career.Life is a result of the choices that we all make and Boyd told us about his ones. We talked about future and past and he reminded us that we have to live in the moment and all we have is now. So let’s make the best out of it! Boy de Graaf on the spotlight!
Introduce yourself with a few words? Who are you?
I’m Boyd just 21 years old and full of live.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
My hobbies are fitness and running. My biggest passion will be fashion I think.
When and how you started your modeling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I started modeling just a few months ago, I was scouted on the streets of Amsterdam on Kingsday. I walked around in orange pants and was a little bit wasted when Eric Bakker spotted me and asked me if I was a model and if not if I would consider modeling.
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Fashion keeps me busy on a daily basis. This because of my study and my work. My personal style is casual but not too main stream. My inspiration comes from magazines, the internet and the people I know and see.
Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so what’s your favorite city that you have visited? Do you have a dream destination?
I do not travel al lot yet because of my study, but I just returned from an interesting job in Munich. My dream destination is Tokyo or Cape Town.
Give us a fact about you people may not know.
I’m terrified of flying
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
My top priority now is my study, when I finish I want to work in several different countries modeling. When I’m done doing that I want to work for a big fashion brand as a salesman, or start my own company
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
My friends and family around me. I’m a social person and am the happiest with people around me.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
As a strange episode of Californication. Full of possibilities
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
My study and off course my career.
3 songs from your playlist?
1. Ed Sheeran: One
2. Aventura: Obsession
3. Ryan Leslie: Gibberish
If you could give a name of this moment of your life, how would this chapter be called?
How do you imagine the future and what does it hold for you?
I imagine the future like a big adventure; everything can happen if I stay focused.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Don’t think about yesterday, think about tomorrow and the days after. What would your life be like in the next few years? But also don’t forget the day you’re living in now. Make it your best.