Tom Broekhuijse in the spotlight! He is 23 years old, living in Amsterdam, fun and energetic with a great sense of humour that made us laugh for hours! Tom talks about his great experience at Amsterdam Fashion Week! We met Tom Broekhuijse a year ago when he was modelling for a big fashion brand and a few days ago we spotted him walking a show of Alla Kuzmyk! Looks like our spotted style model is doing more than great! Applause! And that is not the last moment when we spotted him, because tonight we turned on the TV and guess who we saw smiling from the TV screen? Yes, it was him again! And if you wonder what is next, we already know but we will keep you being curious for a bit longer! Follow all the news of Tom on Spotted Style! He just started and looks like he is turning into one of our Spotted Style stars! Stay tuned!
Introduce yourself with a few words? Who are you?
I am Tom, an energetic person with a lot of humor, confidence and loyalty to my friends. I show real tenacity in achieving my goals, like to hang out with my friends and last but not least, I love to work out and get stuff done.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
Having fun and a good time and sharing this with other persons is my greatest hobby. One of my biggest passions is football, but I secretly love to cook as well.
When and how you started your modelling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
Don’t know if it is actually a start of a modelling career, but two years ago I was asked to work for Abercrombie & Fitch in the, at that time just opening, Amsterdam flagship. After just standing in the store and finally being the shirtless guy, I was being approached to do some minor modelling jobs and photo shoots. After two years of not really getting something out of it I started to realize that you’re only young once and that, right now, is the only opportunity to really start a modelling career. I tried to react on as many jobs as possible and finally, with only one week to go till the start of the Amsterdam Fashionweek, I got a spot in the catwalk show of the Ukrainian designer Alla Kuzmyk thanks to Why models. I loved to do it.
Did modelling influence or change your life? If yes, how?
Not really influenced my life, I am still the same guy as before. It brought me a lot of new friends of course, but to say if it really changed my life, I don’t know.
What is fashion for you? How would you describeyour personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Fashion is a way to describe yourself with looks. Some just like to keep it casual (like I do) and some really go all the way and dress like how paradise birds look like. My inspiration is Cheapexclusive (Instagram account).
Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so what’s your favourite city that you have visited? Do you have a dream destination?
No I do not. Like I said before, I just started with real modeling. If there is the opportunity to do so, I will take it. My dream destination will be one of the Italian lakes after a long road trip with a stunning car. When arrived, the Italian food will be waiting for me with next to it a good bottle of red wine (how cheesy).
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
I’ve got a life sized cardboard version of myself.
I eat 10+ meals a day.
The Christmas decoration is still up at my place.
My good intention of the new year is to eat more Nutella.
I’ve got the most girly handwriting there is.
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
Having fun, working out, studying and of course friends and family. Food keeps me going.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
To see other people happy and to be part of it.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
As a rollercoaster ride of emotions, experiences and craziness.
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
If it brings you more happiness or a satisfying feeling, it’s worth it.
3 songs from your playlist?
I like a lot of different genres and artists. From Hip-hop to Metal and from Techno to RnB, when the beat is tight, it’s all right. My last three songs are:
Oxia – Domino
The Weeknd – The morning
Jim Broken – Speechless
If you could give a name of this moment of your life, how would this chapter be called?
The roaring twenties.
How do you imagine the future and what does it hold for you?
It holds everything for me, but what I will get is a mystery and depends on the decisions I make in the now.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Be the person you want to be.