Hello, Spotted Stylers! Are you wondering who is the next model in the spotlight? Fashion weeks are over but not the news around them! After Jordy Baan, we spotted one more face from Republic Men and this is Thom! He was spotted in Milan Fashion week and Paris Fashion week! Let us give you a closer look to his life and personality! He is 17 years old, born in The Hague and living in Amsterdam. Thom is also modelling for WhyNot (Milano) and OtherManagement (Paris). Besides working as a model, he is doing a business study at Amsterdam International Community School. Sport, travelling and exploring are part of the list with his passions. Do you want to know more about his life? Read the interview with Thom and stay tuned for more news about him!
Introduce yourself with a few words? Who are you?
Difficult question. I think that most people would see me as confident and someone who knows what he wants for the future, but looking at myself I see something different. I’m always up for a challenge, passionate about what I love to do and care about the people around me.
What are your hobbies and biggest passions?
Sports are part of my daily activities, as well as this, I love to travel and explore new parts of the world.
When and how you started your modeling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I was scouted by a photographer, while walking around Amsterdam with a good friend of mine. It’s been about 6 months of modeling now, and I had a few months that definitely I will never forget.
Did modeling influence or change your life? If yes, how?
Yeah, totally! Both positive and negative. I love to do it but sometimes it’s very hard to keep my focus where it should be regarding schoolwork.
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Tough one, I guess it shows part of who you are and what you like. My style? To be honest I’m not quite sure. I like to wear long-line shirts and skinny jeans but in the end it really depends on my mood and my plans for the day. I dress up for the occasion.
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?
I just came back from Paris and Milan for my first season of Fashion Weeks and it was an absolutely amazing experience. So far Milan is my favourite city, but I hope to see and experience much more.
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
1. Always up for a laugh
2. I can play a decent game of soccer
3. Kiwi is my favourite fruit
4. I was once a (very) junior ski champion in Bavaria while living in Munich, Germany
5. Can’t do without music
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
My top priority? Family. No doubt! I think that family and friends are truly important. Being fit and developing my modelling career is my nr.1 goal. Every day is a new day with new challenges and so on the other hand it’s more of a day-to-day thing.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
Happiness is a moment you enjoy and most likely are able to remember. Family, friends and of course a good laugh is never something to be missed. People that I can have a good time with and spending time away with my family.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
Enjoy every day to the fullest and make the most of it.
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
In someway friends and family, but in another way, everything that I fight for, is worth fighting for, otherwise I wouldn’t fight for it.
3 songs from your playlist?
All For Nothing – Kensington
Frontin’ – Pharrel Williams
Caught Up – Usher
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?
Of course everyone hopes for a good future! I would say; married man, kids. Doing what I love and enjoying time with my family.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Stop judging and get out there and be the change you want to see in the world.