January 12th, 2010 •  Posted by Rosie | 90 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Union Models


179cm (5’10.5″)

Place of Origin:
The Netherlands

Ethnic Origin:
100% Dutch


How discovered:
By my motheragent while shopping with my Mom.

Favorite things:
Vacations, Dancing and the fact that for my very first editorial I was flown in to Milan, that was a really great shoot and experience.

Favorite music, band:
I like lots of music. I last listened to Beyonce.

Ballet and modern dance.

Favorite piece of clothing:
I love wearing jeans.

Favorite artist (any kind):
I’m a big fan of Dutch model Doutzen Kroes.

Place you would love to visit:
New York, which will be soon I’m happy to say.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Right now I’m obsessed with passing my school exams.


  1. Eamon says:

    January 12th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Wow! I would definitely enjoy seeing more of her!

  2. wendy says:

    January 12th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    seems very skinny,

  3. Jared says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    i’m all for a thin girl. but, this nearly brings a tear to my eye. our standards of beauty today… this poor girl.

  4. Carol says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Beautiful in a very fresh way and she seems perfectly normal to me for a 15 year old that tall, she’s Dutch they are build skinny and tall !!!

  5. Dale says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I agree with Carol, she seems very tall for 15 years I’m sure her body is still changing. Dutch girls seem to have a slim tall build. Kind of harsh to say poor girl because of your own standards. A lot of models say they were bullied for being tall and skinny when young and still in school, go figure. She’s very pretty and I’m waiting to see more on her.

  6. William says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Absolutely agree, she looks very healthy and Dutch kids indeed first grow north before they go east and west; she is stunning!

  7. Martika says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 3:03 am

    so gorgeous.

  8. Eva says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I’m 100% Dutch.. also model.. and really.. The dutch models have problems with keeping their hips under 90 centimer. It’s a big issue that many girls have. Sad to see. I know many pretty/talented girls that have 95 and nobody wants them..

    but Daphne is just 15.. come on.. she needs to develop!!

  9. hamilton says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 4:49 am

    She’s FRESH!!


  10. Rose says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Daphne has a great look!! I already saw some pictures of her a little while back and she has lots of potential. She is going to do very well!!

    Lot’s of young girls starting out have her measurements, tall and skinny, that is also why they are scouted to be models!! When they reach 18 their bodies have developed and usually changed a bit she is still growing and looks healthy to me as well.

    @ Wendy and Jared Let’s not judge so harshly. Not cool!! Come on, not every skinny girl in fashion has a problem!!!!

  11. Samira says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 5:19 am

    She’s super gorgeous

  12. Madonna says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I totally agree. Just because she is thin does not mean she has a problem. She is young and extremely beautiful, great lips.

  13. cjay says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Gorgeous face…
    Dont like the body porportions…

  14. Felix Elisabetta Forma says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Absolutely beautiful !

  15. Natasha K says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    No need to critique her weight, she’s 15 and tall obviously shell look like a string bean she prob just got her you know what.

    I’m all for the 14 yr old models and what not (if not we wouldve missed Tanya D) but when the girl’s face looks like she’s 9, I can’t get into the look.

  16. aya says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    she looks amazing, great potential. I’m sure she’s a normal healthy eating 15 year old, she’s very tall for her age – that’s probably why she’s skinny

  17. Sydney says:

    January 14th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I cant believe some of the comments on her weight.

    She’s 15! I was that skinny when I was 15 and my eldest neice is 14, tall like Daphne and has the same proportions.

    I think the comments on her weight are cruel and sick.

    She’s stunning – she’s going to be just fine if not more! :)

  18. Erika says:

    January 14th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    This girl, despite these rediculous comments regarding her weight, is most likely going to be the next big thing… she has every element required to be a serious contender in the fashion world! Good luck to her.

  19. royy4 says:

    January 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    gorgeous face but needs to gain some weight..like 30 pounds

  20. wendy-kristy says:

    January 15th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    A dutch girl..nice
    She looks adorable


  21. Jas says:

    January 15th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    She is 15. Her body will develop. In any case, one should stop constantly critiquing other people’s body. To say that someone is “unhealthy” (whether too skinny or too fat) just based on how they look and without knowing what their natural metabolic rate/ bone structure/ eating habits is to judge someone too quickly and too unfairly.

  22. Sydney says:

    January 15th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Jas says:

    January 15th, 2010at 7:49 am

    “She is 15. Her body will develop. In any case, one should stop constantly critiquing other people’s body. To say that someone is “unhealthy” (whether too skinny or too fat) just based on how they look and without knowing what their natural metabolic rate/ bone structure/ eating habits is to judge someone too quickly and too unfairly.”


    some people, believe it or not, are just naturally slim – some people cant gain 30 pounds even if they wanted to royy4. I wish people would stop labelling naturally slim people with eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious. Its not fair to go around saying every slim person has one or doesnt eat anything. I’m 5’8 and 8.25 stones and I eat about 4 meals a day – often KFC or Pizza or bangers and mash – proper food. I do not ‘need to gain 30 pounds’ because I’m healthy and Daphne is meant to have some more fat on her bones then it will happen naturally.

  23. Sydney says:

    January 15th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Also, jayy4 by saying ‘she needs to gain 30pounds’ it sounds like your just trying to mold her into an image that reflects what you think is right which is just as bad as those who think the model industry think that beauty only lies in skinniness.
    Just because the industry thought it would be more efficient to say all models need to be around size8(UK) so designers know they can make their clothes a certain size and its going to fit no matter how late they pick a model.

  24. Bernadette says:

    January 16th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t think she’s anorexic or wasting away. I think that’s how she is built. She’s only 15. She’s very beautiful and fresh looking. (Naturally thin girls abound in modeling.)

  25. mk says:

    January 16th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I dont think she looks too thin per say, just not 15. When I was 15 I surely didn’t look like that. I looked more like this (body wise) when I was 9/10. really weird.

  26. masha says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 6:30 am

    here she`s 17 or 18))

  27. madou says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    i come from the netherlands too , in my opninon she is to skinny.. when she would fall she just breaks!

  28. Julie says:

    January 17th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I love her look! Different, and I find that to capture the eye.
    It just so happens that she’s incredibly standard for size.


  29. Kessa says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful! Ohhh my god, she’s so gorgeous. I think she’ll do great in the industry

  30. Marcus says:

    January 21st, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    omg katie f’s eyebrows with lindsey’s lips! love her! instantly love her

  31. anastacia says:

    January 25th, 2010 at 3:28 am

    she hasn’t developed yet she will grow because she is very tall and is not physically matured i mean hips,breast and other parts of her body are still of a child …she needs time …

  32. Josje says:

    February 2nd, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I’m Dutch too, and Dutch people arent THAT skinny
    Yes, dutch people are slim, but she is just..really Skinny
    She is really pretty though

  33. Saturn says:

    February 8th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    We shouldn’t be judging anybody by their height, or weight, or body porportions, for that matter. The fact is that every human comes in different shapes and sizes. What we need to look at is the fact that most “female” models in the fashion industry are in fact not even female at all. Most are either males who have had sex changes or in the process of having a sex change. They choose to do female modeling instead of male modeling, because female fashion modeling pays much much more than does modeling careers. As well as there are more job opportunities. And what is very sad is that the fashion industry promotes this for whatever there reasons are, and I am quite sure that they have many reasons for supporting and promoting this. Indeed the fashion industry is in need of a change in the industry especially within the “male” modeling industry. As for female fashion, it is indeed a psychological game designed to test our common sense amongst other things. I do say that I am very amazed at how many people are willing to belieive that most of these so-called female fashion models are indeed female when it is very obvious that they are not. After all that is why so many young girls and women who aspire to look like these models are never able to achieve this…

  34. Bernadette says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    she’s kind of beautiful in an odd way. I don’t mean that in a bad way. She’s stunning. But her look is quirky…sort of exotic looking

  35. love says:

    February 16th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    wow!! she so beautiful!!! she looks nice to me. i wantto meet her 1 day.

  36. peppe tortora says:

    February 19th, 2010 at 6:00 am



    You’re Beautiful!


  37. AA says:

    March 4th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    She has a stunning face, and her close up is beautiful; but when you look to her body it’s like she had a too big head for that skinny body!

  38. Shelton says:

    March 6th, 2010 at 1:06 am

    @ Saturn…

    No, just no. Most models were NOT born men. I might give you Jamie Bochert, but most of them were born women. Sorry to break it to you.

  39. Shaun says:

    April 8th, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Too skinny , but beautiful face.

  40. HH says:

    April 8th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    She looks too skinny to me too, but what the hell. she’s 15 and developing. i think it’s normal for a 15 year old to look like this.when they reach 18 then usually we could see changes.not just the body, but the face as well sometimes.
    but anyway,i can understand why she said she like Doutzen. she looks something like Doutzen^^

  41. dita says:

    April 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    skinny, yes, but its perfect
    stunning proportions…
    face? not such a big fan of, but WOW at the bod

  42. kos says:

    May 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 pm


    her face is AMAZING SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. kos says:

    May 3rd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    she will be supermodel!!!

  44. poopsywoopsy says:

    May 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    umm too child like. she looks to have potential in face but ummm no. too sickly thin, sorry. I would want to rant and rave about her blonde beautiness, if she could not look so thin. if she gained some weight I would however.

  45. Elreev says:

    May 8th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Yes, she is skinny. But may be it’s just a childish body. May be her body has not been developed yet.

  46. steve lebel says:

    May 15th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    She has the look of a potential future supermodel.Only 15 and 5’10+”tall.She may grow taller yet.Can she walk,does she have the stare so essential with todays supermodels?She stands out,she’ll succeed,I have no doubt.All will depend on her attitude and work ethic.Good luck to her.

  47. ***t says:

    May 20th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    she’s just a top model
    follow her in the future.

  48. Neneng says:

    June 11th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    She’s just simply gorgeous…a ‘skinny’ story of ‘old’—it’s all in the genes guys ( I bet she has tall, slim parents too; or at least one of the parents). Brooke Shield’s father is quite tall and that’s why she’s at least 6′ tall now…the same story goes with a super-gorgeous Brit model years back, Jodie Kidd—look it up guys:)

  49. Astation says:

    July 7th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    She is lovely and I wish her the very best. But the discussion should not be about her weight, but her age. Sure she is naturally slim and will probably always stay that way. But a slim 20-year-old or a slim 15-year-old, there’s still a difference in body shape and dress size. The fashion industry should not be allowed to use children to model anything other than children’s clothes.

  50. Neel says:

    July 7th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Heeft mooi koppie, maar is echt té dun!

    Weer een slecht voorbeeld voor alle meisjes van deze leeftijd!

    Zó jammer!

    Maar gun haar overigens zeker wel een mooie modellencarriere…!

  51. zwolle says:

    July 9th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    To skinny for a Dutch girl.
    Heeft mooi koppie, maar is echt té dun!

    Weer een slecht voorbeeld voor alle meisjes van deze leeftijd!

    Zó jammer!

    Maar gun haar overigens zeker wel een mooie modellencarriere…!

  52. Lyric says:

    July 27th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Sooooooo pretty. I love it !

  53. nadine says:

    August 12th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Eva says:

    January 13th, 2010at 4:26 am

    I’m 100% Dutch.. also model.. and really.. The dutch models have problems with keeping their hips under 90 centimer. It’s a big issue that many girls have. Sad to see. I know many pretty/talented girls that have 95 and nobody wants them..

    I’m one of them and it sucks!

    I hope that Daphne is healthy because she doesn’t look like it. -sorry!
    But good for her and I hope she gonna be a topmodel.:D (go holland!)

    (nederlanders zijn juist naar mijn idee niet echt “fijn” gebouwd.. of ik heb het mis?)

  54. Pien says:

    August 14th, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Knap meisje maar echt te dun. Dat is lijkt bij veel meisjes een obsessie. Doutzen is niet zo dun en haar voorbeeld, dus hup aan de havermout, een paar kilo zwaarder meer is niet nodig en je bent PERFECT!

  55. lizzy-howarth says:

    August 18th, 2010 at 7:17 am

    i dont think she got it sorry
    lips bigger than hips ??
    her face looks bit alienatic
    think the moddeling world needs complete other faces
    all models look the same thes days and the poses they take look unnaturel and then it becomes ugly

  56. Anna says:

    August 31st, 2010 at 9:17 am

    very beautiful girl! keep up the good work Daphne

  57. indiae says:

    August 31st, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    she’s new Lara Stone

  58. cecilie says:

    September 4th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    great different look. but she is to thin. way to thin.

  59. jennifer says:

    October 5th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    well she is thin, but she looks healty.
    like some models are thin and they’re looking like a ghost.
    so i like her.

  60. ranelle says:

    October 19th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    daphne is way beyond gorgous nd she has the right figure to be a model…dnt critize her bcuz of her wieght ..cuz shes naturally skinny…nd dnt hate on skinney beatiful women alll uu fat sooooz…

  61. Thea says:

    October 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Dear Miss Groeneveld (if you’re reading this),

    You have a beautiful face and gorgeous hair. You’d be a superstar with some muscles on those arms and legs. Thin and strong is sexier than thin and frail. If you’re naturally this thin while eating a normal diet of 1,800 cals + per day, then throwing in a protein shake with a vitamin boost and some weight training wouldn’t change your eating routine much at all but would have some stunning results.

    I’m sure your parents are encouraging you to maintain a healthy lifestyle; don’t listen to designers whose perspectives are warped and unrealistic.

    God Bless & Good Luck!

  62. Europa says:

    October 26th, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Nobody is as beautiful as Andrej Pejic right now. He’s prettier than all of these female models. Sorry but there it is.

  63. developingWishN2Bliss says:

    October 26th, 2010 at 2:13 am

    this is a young man/male/boyyyyyy.
    Just look at the masculine facial features.
    This is very typical in the male species.
    People I know that a lot of you might hate this, but this is the reality.
    And I know this because……………..
    Dudes I study bones for a living

  64. fashionfades says:

    November 4th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    she’s obviously an absolutely stunning, striking girl but she looks so out of proportion. I’m someone who thinks skinny, angular girls are gorgeous but shes so ‘lollpop’ headed! give her a few years and I’m sure she’ll fill out but for now, there is no way that is a good image to send out.

  65. fashionfades says:

    November 4th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    also it is not ‘normal’ for a 15 year old to look like this
    I’m not saying shes not normal, because everyone has a different view of what is normality. But as a 15 year old, in the modelling industry, I can say I have never ever seen someone quite so waif-like.

  66. lizz says:

    November 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Wooww it’s Daphne!!
    When I was little she plays in my hockey team en then she moved to Voorschoten.

    Greets lizz

  67. Leah says:

    November 19th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Amazing. I love her lips and brows. Such a unique and exotic look. She’s definitely one of my new favorites!! Good luck to her in the industry :)

  68. Freethinker says:

    November 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    With a length of 179 cm she is to thin.
    This hasnt to do with being natural slim.
    The pathetic world of models.

  69. Ana T. says:

    January 10th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    she looks like an alien and her face is very ”cookie”’type, but will work great in industry…

  70. later says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I have seen some of her later campaigns. she can bring it to the table. ridiculously stunning find…

  71. Leana says:

    February 11th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    LOVE her! gosh. Her second picture is breathtaking, I love her lips. not to skinny.

  72. chiara says:

    February 27th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    she’s a child and she’s too skinny..is terrible as the fashion world does not realize that model these skeletons is too dangerous for a lot of child..she is terrifying.

  73. Kasia says:

    March 13th, 2011 at 6:41 am

    She’s got lips like Tomo Milicevic. Nice. ;)

  74. edith says:

    March 31st, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    OMG! is she only 15! and she has done soooo many things allready! whooa, but she is very beatiful :)

  75. anna says:

    May 13th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I personaly think that she is an amazing model and I am sure she’s got a great futute in her field. She has a very unique and beatiful face.May God bless her in all her beginngs, she is still very young, i trully wish her the best.

  76. MAtilda says:

    July 6th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    She is perfection!

  77. Ludvik Herrera says:

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Daphne has that freshness and attitude that a model needs to wear and show whatever product you’ll want to showcase. Fantastic model and an amazing potential for this very young, but very astonishing model.

  78. KATARINA says:

    October 20th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    She’s so stunning! Wow she’s absolutely gorgeous! I would die to look like that!

  79. sarah says:

    November 28th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    wow, she is verry skinny, and beautiful!

  80. Sally says:

    December 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Her skin & hair look very healthy so that indicates healthy & nutritious diet. Her body shape is typical of a teenager…..she will grow up to be a very beautiful woman.

    Good luck in the modeling world sweetie, I know you will do extremely well!

  81. Francesca says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    tall, skinny, beautiful. very model-esque! i think she’s gorgeous.

  82. lakahjsga says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    omgg she is 179??? :O:O:O:O

  83. Monika says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Daphne is an unusual beauty who I can never get enough of. Really glad she’s doing so well, especially being so young. Met her with her mom and I was overcome by her beauty the second I spotted her.

  84. jane says:

    July 25th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    sigh i wish, people would just see people as they are, fat or skinny, if weight wasnt such an issue, eating disorders wont exist and life would be so much happier. skinny models wont matter because weight wont matter, the reason why people are so obsessed with skinny or whatever, is because you guys make such a big deal about it.

    so if you really want to make a difference, stop caring about weight and enjoy fashion and models as they are, a form of art, it is with interesting faces like hers thar inspire designers and artists alike.


  85. Natalie says:

    July 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Daphne is really pretty and I wish I was as pretty as her. She will definitely have a good career ahead of her. I wish her luck for the future but I’m sure she wont need it. So pretty.

  86. Anastassia says:

    August 16th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    She’s gorgeous! Her lips are perfetc, her platinium hair is magic :) I luv’ Daphne, she’s different. Also, she’s so cute in the new campaign for Dior Addict *.*

  87. Marsya says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 5:26 am

    she’s amazing . love her body altho some girls would say that her body very skinny , haha . Love you Daphne !

  88. Zuly says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I love her. She has a unique beauty and I would love to meet her, I also want to become a model! ERES HERMOSA DAPHNE.

  89. Zoe says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Looking at her makes me want to cry. Why can’t I be tall, skinny, and perfect??

  90. Az says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I absolutely LOVE her !

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