After meeting Isa and Sterre from Elite Amsterdam at one of the fashion shows from this week, we are going back to the boys of Elite Amsterdam and today we have a new male model in our spotlight! His name is Jim van Hoof, he is 16 years old and we also spotted him walking one of the shows at Amsterdam Fashion Week! Well done, Jim! Are you curious what he shared with Spotted Style and do you want to know about our spotted face from Elite? Read more about Jim and follow him on Spotted Style because we are sure that our new spotted boy will have a lot to show you in the future! Are you ready? Jim van Hooff in the spotlight!
Introduce yourself with a few words?
I am Jim van Hooff, 16 years old, 1.87 cm tall and I have dark blonde hair and green-grey eyes. I love life.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
My hobbies are: playing football, being creative and sportive. And of course modeling.
When and how you started your modelling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I participated in Elite model look 2013 and reached the final. After that, I was offered to sign a contract for 3 years with Elite Amsterdam. Since October 2013 I am modeling and I am enjoying it a lot.
Did modelling influence or change your life? In what way?
Yes, it did. Before I was modelling, I didn’t know what I wanted to do after I graduate. This change when modelling became part of my life. Taking care of my health and appearance became more important for me.
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Fashion means a lot to me. It has always been like that, even before I started modelling. I always think what to wear and like looking trendy. Especially in the modeling business I think it is pretty important to look good because you have to present yourself in the right way.
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?
Yes, I travel more than I did before. I am in Amsterdam very often because of modelling and I like the city a lot. I hope I can go abroad this year and if that happens, I would love to go America or Asia to work. Not only becuase of work but also because of the great experience. I like traveling a lot!
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
I am afraid of clowns. I have good drawing and design skills. I have studied drama for three years, so I can act too. I live in a happy family with four people: Ad (my father), Serva (my mother) and Tom (my brother). I like working with children and love traveling.
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
My top priority is school. I have two more years to go until I will graduate. School also keeps me going. If I have have good grades my school lets me go to castings or work easier. So I have a big milestone with school.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
Happiness for me is having fun with my friends and enjoying life to the fullest. Going out and relaxing are a big part of that. I am young so I have a whole life in front of me. Modeling makes me happy because I can be myself and do the things I love the most. Socializing makes me happy too, because I like meeting new people to expand my social circle.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
As something you have to enjoy because it can be over very soon. I’m enjoying it a lot and I will keep it that way!
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
The result! If I see the result of the delivered work I always like it no matter what. The experience too, it is a chance not many people get, so I am satisfied.
3 songs from your playlist?
Felix Jaehn – I do
Justin Bieber – playtime
Chris brown ft. Tyga – Ayo
If you could give a name of this moment of your life, how would this chapter be called?
Thankful.I am very thankful to be a model of Elite Model Management. It literally changed my life in a good way. I am also thankful for the many people who support me and the great job I have.
How do you imagine the future and what does it hold for you?
I imagine that in future I am still working in the modelling and design business. I have a happy family with a lovely wife and two children. And I live happily!
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Watch out! I’m coming for you! 😉