Today we have a philosophical rock n roll, denim lover, big helper, spiritual seeker, a true Kinder Bueno lover and much more in our spotlight! Stijn de Jongh from IAmELK agency! Our new spotted model is 24 years old, born in Haarlem and grew up in Eindhoven. Stijn is currently living in Amsterdam, fulltime modelling and studying life. Passionate about fitness, spirituality and music, Stijn grabbed our attention with his different personality and deep sense of humanity. Describing him can’t be limited in a few sentences, so you better read what he shared with us about his life and personal believes. Keep on following Stijn because he just turned into one of our favorite spotted models and we bet one of yours too after you read his full interview. Stijn de Jongh in the spotlight!
Introduce yourself with a few words? Who are you?
I’m a philosophical rock n roll and denim lover! I like to chill and meet new people and do awesome stuff.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
Fitness is probably one of my biggest passions, the way the human body works really intrigues me, both nutrition and exercises. I also like to read books about life and spirituality. And I cannot live without music. Also I like to write about what I go through in life, this is more a personal thing though, to put my mind at ease. The last thing I really enjoy doing is helping people wherever I can; giving advice, helping with productions, it really doesn’t matter what it is, I like it all!
Did modelling influence or change your life? If yes, in what way?
It changed my life for sure, while traveling I learned a lot about myself and what’s important to me in this life. It taught me about team work on shoots and how to live on my own. I’m really thankful for the opportunities it gave me and the people I met along the way!
What are the brands you have worked for?
Most of my work is at Tommy Hilfiger where I do all the fittings in the menswear department. Also I did a lot of e-commerce jobs for Tommy and few weeks back I did Calvin Klein underwear. Now I’m with I Am Elk the focus is more on jobs abroad and getting the editorials and campaigns, we’ll see how that works out haha
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your personal style? Where do you pull your inspiration from?
People being themselves and expressing that through the clothes they wear, that’s fashion to me. I’m a rather simple guy if it comes to fashion. I really like denim and especially selvedge denim. My personal style is rock n roll and biker influenced; leather jacket, flanel shirt, jeans, boots and basic crew neck tee’s. James Dean, Sons of Anarchy (series), Arctic monkey’s (band) are a few I get my inspiration from. But to be honest, if it fits and feels comfy, I will wear it. It’s all about functionality with me.
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?
So I’ve been to Milan a couple of times, which I really really enjoyed. The food is freakin awesome and I made some friends for life over there. I really would like to go to NY or LA, but to be honest I really don’t care where I’m going I want to see the whole world anyway.
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
1 I never lie
2 You can wake me for a Kinder Bueno
3 I enjoy being outside when it rains and feel the drops on my face
4 I meditate
5 I enjoy meeting people and just talk about where they’re from and why they see the world the way they see it.
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
Being healthy, be true to myself, help and love as much as possible.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
Happiness to me is just waking up everyday, so I can enjoy yet another day on this beautiful planet.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
Everything is connected, there are no coincidences and love is the key to everything.
What is worth fighting for the efforts and the time?
Me, my family and friends.
3 songs from your current playlist?
Jake Bugg – Taste it
Rolling Stones – paint it black
Norah Jones – Don’t know why
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 have no idea whatsoever, I don’t like to think about the future because it makes me forget about the now.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Understand that it all comes down to love, for each other and every creation on this planet.
And why the hell are you destroying this planet and the lives of innocent just to make money?!