Today we are glad to have a model and a blogger in the spotlight! Say hello to the Dutch beauty Daphne Kooy from Dune Agency! Daphne is 18 years old, born and living in Utrecht and represented also by 2morrow Model Milan, London Mgt group Sydney, Uniko Barcelona, Body & Soul Hamburg, IMM Europe Dusseldorf, Le Management Denemarken/Sweden and Modelfabrik Berlin. Daphne started modelling at age of 15 and that was the moment when her life turned into a different direction and changed in a positive way. She shared with us more about her modelling life and experience, her personal blog and gave some beauty tip for you! Curious to get to know her better? Read the lines below and make sure you take a look at her amazing blog! Daphne Kooy in the spotlight!
Hi, Daphne! Can you introduce yourself to our Spotted Style followers?
Hi! I’m Daphne Kooy, I’m 18 (almost 19) years and I’ve been modeling for a while now. Also I have my own blog were I write about modeling, food and lifestyle.
How long ago did you start modelling and did it change your life in some way?
I started modeling when I was 15, so almost 4 years now. It really changed my life (in a good way)! I started eating a lot healthier and started working more often. Now its just a way of life and with or without modeling I will always keep living a healthy lifestyle for sure.
Have you travelled a lot because of work? What was the destination of your last trip?
Yes! I traveled a lot the past year! My last destination was Barcelona. I’m in love with that city!
What does it take to be a successful in the modelling industry and what is your advice for the newcomers?
I think it’s important that you are confident but stay true to yourself. Never starve yourself but just live healthy, take every chance you get and show your real personality. Its not only about looks but also about your personality. Just be healthy, happy and work hard. That’s all you can do. And always remember that it’s not personal if a client won’t book you. Maybe your just not the type they’re searching for.
Can you tell us what is the thing that you love most about your job?
You have an amazing personal blog! We follow it and we love it! Do you want to tell more about it for the people who don’t know yet about it?
Thankyou! That’s so nice to hear! I Have my own blog: www.daphnekooy.nl Where I write about my life as a model, food, health and more. I love baking healthy pies and cakes and making new recipes. I want to show people that healthy food can be delicious and fun! You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight and I want people to know that! You can live healthy and still enjoy good food! I also like to show you guys some things about my personal life and my experiences with modeling and fashion.
How do you stay in shape? What kind of sports do you practice and do you have beauty tips for our Spotted Style followers?
I workout 4/5 times a week and I combine cardio and strength training. Mostly I do 30-45 minutes cardio and then 45-60 minutes strength exercises. I always make sure I eat enough protein to build and heal the muscles. I eat as much unrefined products such as fruit, veggies ,healthy fats and protein as I can. My beauty tips are: ALWAYS clean your face when you go to sleep, even if you’re not wearing make up. Don’t drink calories but get your calories from food. So only drink water, green tea and coffee. And I recommend 8 hour cream from Elizabeth Arden! It’s super soft for dry skin and lips!
Is modeling a dream come true for you?
Yes! At first I didn’t really thought about modeling, but when is was around 14 I started to get interested in the modeling industry. I love traveling and it always was my dream to travel the world. And It think modeling is a great way to travel, you see different places in the world and you meet new people all the time.
How do you dress in your daily life when you are not in the modelling spotlight?
I almost always wear black. It’s classy but still gives you a strong look. I like to dress up but I also have days were I don’t care about anything and I’m just running around in my jogging pants all day.
What makes you happy and laugh?
Spending time with my friends, boyfriend and family.
Do you have a favorite model or one that you admire?
I don’t really have one favorite model, but I really like the look of Kate Moss, she is just timeless.
How do you see yourself in a couple of years? What do you want from the future?
I really don’t know where I see myself in a few years. I will see where it all takes me, for now I’m enjoying my life and I hope I will still be living a happy and active life with the people I love.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
With all this bad vibes and wars going on in the world right now I just want to say this: Make love, not war.