Vanessa Hartog, 179 cm / 5’10.5″, Swiss, born November 4th.
How and when did you become a model?
“When I was in Poland I got scouted my some agencies but my parents and I thought I was too young. So after we moved back to Basel I was really into it and wanted to try it out again I just didn’t know to which agency to apply. At this time Anna Ewers was everywhere on the TV, for at least 3 campaigns, so I found out who she is and learned that she is German and her mother agency is super near to me. So I applied and I couldn’t be happier with my agency. Up to now I look up to Anna and don’t hide it because having an idol is very important. ”
What’s the most interesting thing about your family? Do you have siblings?
“I was born in Switzerland but my mom is from Poland and my dad from the Netherlands. As a kid, I was talking Dutch and Polish but then, after I was in school, we were all talking German and I forgot Dutch. We were living in Switzerland for 8 years and then moved to Warsaw where I went to a German school. After 6 years in Poland, we moved back to Switzerland and that’s where I’m living right now. I have a brother who is 5 years younger but already taller which is a little bit frustrating but well… I really love my family and they are my biggest supporters so I’m really lucky to have them.”
What were you doing before answering these questions and what will you be doing after?
“I’m on vacation enjoying the sun and some family time. I really need to go to sunny places because I hate the cold. After answering these questions I will probably go back to sunbathing and watching Netflix.”
Walter Wang, 188 cm / 6’2″, American, born February 21st.
What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
“A lot of my family is Taiwanese, and a lot of my family still lives in Taiwan. I got the chance to visit them last December which was an amazing experience.”
What was your most embarrassing moment?
“I have had many embarrassing moments in my life but perhaps the most embarrassing moment I’ve had was when in the 11th grade I called a teacher ‘mom’, which got me in trouble.”
Who is someone you admire and why?
“I admire Barack Obama not only because of what he did politically but also his demeanor, and his overall coolness even though he was in one of the most stressful positions in the world for eight years.”