Interview with Dennis Buist, Touché Models

Good morning, Spotted Stylers! Time to rise and shine and check what’s new and hot on our blog! We are starting our happy Tuesday with an interesting interview for you of Dennis Buist from Touché Models! The 29 year old Dennis is also represented by Spin Models Hamburg and Joy Models Milan.With his 10 years experience in the modelling industry, he shared some tips for all new comers and told us more about his life. Read the interview below and stay tuned to find out who are the next Touché faces in our spotlight this week. 
Welcome to our spotlight! Can you introduce yourself to our Spotted Style followers?
Hey my name is Dennis and I’m with Touché Models Amsterdam.
How long ago did you start modelling and did it change your life in some way?
I started 10 years ago. It changed my life a lot. I was able to travel, get a lot of amazing experiences and meet a lot of great people. Trough this I learned a great deal of things about myself and the world which makes my able to live a happy life.
Can you name one thing you love most about your job?
Travelling and getting in contact with many great people.
What is your favorite shoot/campaign you have done so far and who was the photographer you worked with?
New Yorker. It was in Cape Town on a yacht. I don’t remember the photographer (6 years ago;))
What does it take to be a successful in the modelling industry? Would you give an advice, based on your personal experience to the young faces entering the modelling world?
1) Be always open to learning. Look what the other (successful) models do, how they pose, how they talk, how they walk and see what you can learn. Ask support if you don’t know things.
2) Be yourself (meaning: know what are the things that are important to you, where you good at and what your skills are) And act accordingly. In this way your living a happy life and this will make you be and look confident at shoots.
3) If you decide to go for it, go for it 100%.
4) Make sure you have something else to do next to modeling, a passion or so. As a model you are not working 5 days in a row from 9 till 5. It is more flexible. Sometimes you work 8 days a month, some times 25. If it’s a more quiet, it is important you have something you love to do.
Apart from modelling what are your hobbies and passions that keep you busy?
I have a business in personal development. I give happiness, productivity and self-confidence trainings and coaching.
Tell us a spicy fact that we may not know about you?
I am half Israeli/ Half Palestinian.
3 songs from your current playlist?
Avicci: levels
Aasgeir: Home
Radiohead: Reckoner
Where is the place where you can be spotted, do you have a favorite hotspot?
Mate Hari, de Balie.
What makes you happy and what makes you laugh?
Louis CK.
What does the future hold for you?
Being a great trainer and helping people how to live a happy and amazing life.
If you have to give a name to this moment of your life, how this chapter will be called?
The 2nd Phase.
If you could tell something to the whole world, what would it be?
Dare to be vulnerable. Only then you are really yourself. You can also fail at something you don’t like, so at least try something you do like.