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Interview: Model Ashley Vermoten (Netherlands)

Can you tell us a little about you?

My name is Ashley Vermoten and I just turned 22 ! I grew up in the Netherlands, Amsterdam and a little house in the woods are my home base. I would not know in which I have spent more time, I do know that these 2 places have made me the person I am today. Everywhere and nowhere, chaotic but organized, an adventurer / explorer with a lot of energy and too much fantasy, are the words I would describe myself with. From a young age I have always been in the entertainment world. Acting, singing, dancing and modeling are a few examples of my passion. Now that I’m graduated from an artist dance school as a performer and creative person, it is time for me to go further as a model. With a lot of time and space I can now build a profile undisturbed and develop myself as much as possible to become what and who I always wanted to be.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

Nothing. The older I get, the more I learn to accept myself as I am. I may say that I have experienced a lot over the years, I have lost and won. Dreams and goals changed into other dreams and goals. This was a tough road. See, at the end of the day, all that you have lost, is all that you have gained. For all that it takes, it gives. For all that it destroys, it creates. Or maybe I would change my ears, they are pretty floppy haha joke..

How did you start modeling?

Trough a dance agency I got the chance to become a model at the NIKE European Headquarters in Hilversum. Pretty good way to start.. This is how I rolled into the modeling world. quite something big and something that I am extremely proud of.

This all happened 2 years ago after my dance studies.

Due to my injuries it was and is no longer possible to become a professional dancer like I’ve always wanted. That all of this crossed my path after I graduated is the reason I believe that everything happened and happens for a reason. So yeah, since 2 years officially, professionally started with modeling. That is very short time compared to most models but I do it my way and at my pace, I'll get there.

What do you think of the work as a model?

Heavy. it's a 24/7 job. You are always working, whatever you do, wherever you are!

Modelling is a life of ‘glamour and success’, supermodel Erin O’ Conner expressed modelling as ‘a craft’, yet the model world is riddled with rivalry. The first thing to remember as an aspiring model is that modelling is a business, as a model you are your own business, it is your responsibility to project a great and professional image of yourself. With any business it takes time, dedication and persistence in order to become a successful model. You will have to sacrifice a lot for this.

What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?

I don’t want to be just a model. I want to be a role model. My name ‘Ashley Vermoten’ already distinguish me from others. I have an enormous value in what energy and inspiration I give to others. I will not compare myself. I will always look for challenges (in) myself. The most important thing I have learned is not to be better than others, but to be better than myself.

What is your beauty regimen?

Me, with cosmetics allergy have quite a challenge haha.

I HAVE to put a lot of time taking care of myself before and after a job. Otherwise it goes completely wrong. Especially my face. I tried a lot of products before I found the right one. I recently invented what works best for me. I have made a everyday skincare ritual to start my day. I begin with facewash, followed by a toner, serum, eye cream and at last day cream. These products have to be biological and I prefer argan or rose.

After work, I make a home-made mask with the products my face needs at that moment.

I made my own recipes for this! For my body I use carrot oil every morning. This gives a natural golden shiny glow. This is useful right? AND ofcourse don’t forget the standards. Sleep, exercise, eat healty cause you are what you eat haha. But reward yourself once a while..

What are your plans for the future?

Take over the world haha.No, I love to travel and discover. I am now in the right direction to combine this with work. I have so many dreams that I want to achieve in this industry. I am going to work hard, stay humble and see what awaits me.

What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

My participation in Top Model Europe ( I’m now in the quarter final ), The shows I did for NIKE, Amsterdam/London/Berlin Fashion Week, My part in the Hunkemoller Fashion Show 2019, and the booking from last week with Doutzen Kroes for Hunkemoller shoot/commercial. These are certainly my highlights so far!

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?

Don’t be a follower. LEAD. Lead with love not fear. Never doubt that you can’t change the world, because ripple effect of your positive and loving words and acts is incredible. So lead with integrity, honesty, authenticity, vulnerability, kindness and compassion.

Be the LOVE you want to see in the world.

What do you think of the magazine?

I love it! A great place to get to know and inspire each other. This magazine has a unique appearance. I am very grateful I got the change to be a part in this.

Instagram: ashleyvermoten

Facebook: Ashley Vermoten

Fotograaf Denis Mutlu , MUA Aartie Biharie

Fotograaf Denis Mutlu , MUA Aartie Biharie

Fotograaf Denis Mutlu , MUA Aartie Biharie

Fotograaf Denis Mutlu , MUA Aartie Biharie

Fotograaf Denis Mutlu , MUA Aartie Biharie

Fotograaf Jeffrey Mac-Nack, MUA Ika Kartika

Fotograaf Jeffrey Mac-Nack, MUA Ika Kartika

Fotograaf Jeffrey Mac-Nack , MUA Ika Kartika

Fotograaf Tjeerd Braat

Fotograaf Tjeerd Braat

Fotograaf Tjeerd Braat