Who:

Maria Merckens, 180 cm / 5’11”, Dutch, born August 16th.

Why:

Intelligent and funny, Dutch girl Maria was scouted by model agent Lanny Zenga on the Caribbean island of St Maarten, where he was as bowled over by her personality as he was with her beauty. From Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Maria, who is signed with JAG Models, has recently spent 3 weeks test shooting in NYC, and is currently back in Europe waiting for her American work visa. With gorgeous eyes, wavy hair and lush curves, Maria can thank her exotically mixed heritage for her look, which combines both romantic softness and serious sensuality. An inventive cook who loves Surinamese cuisine and likes it hot, Maria names dessert as her favourite food, but Hunger by Steve McQueen (and starring Michael Fassbender) as one of her favourite movies. Due back in the US ASAP, Maria will soon be serving up bold babeliness all day, every day.

Where:

The Coven (mother agency)
JAG Models (New York)
Milk Management (London)
MODELWERK (Hamburg)