Model of the Week: Anniek Abma

Anniek was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Daniel Jaramillo, with styling by Valerie Duardo, hair by Gonn Kinoshita, and makeup by Akiko Owada. Special thanks to Elizabeth Osborn and Justin Poland.

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Name:
Anniek Abma

Agency:
The Society Management (New York)
Also: Elite Amsterdam (Amsterdam), Elite Barcelona (Barcelona), Elite Paris (Paris), Elite London (London), Elite Milan (Milan)

Age:
20

Height:
178cm (5’10”)

Instagram:
@annieklotte

Place of Origin:
Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Ethnic Origin:
100% Dutch

Birthsign:
Aquarius

How discovered:
My sister actually got discovered first through social media, and when I went along with her to the agency, they wanted to sign me as well (Which I was secretly hoping would happen of course, haha).

Favorite things:
Finding cute brunch/lunch spots, reading and peanut butter.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I usually listen to pop music, but since it’s December, I got out the Christmas albums again! Also on repeat right now are: The Chainsmokers and Sunset Lover from Petit Biscuit.

Favorite movie, tv show:
My most watched movies are probably The Duchess, The Immortals and Thor (And basically all the Marvel Movies). I also love the TV series New Girl and Modern Family, since I always watch them with my sisters as well.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
My favorite designer is Maria Grazia Chiuri and my favorite fragrance is from Elie Saab. For my beauty products, I keep things very simple: I just use micellar water and a hydrating cream from La Roche Posay every morning and evening.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Right now, I’d probably be going to university. I have no idea what I would be studying, but definitely something that involves traveling, since I always get bored when I stay in one place for too long. Maybe something like making documentaries about different cultures in the world, because that has always interested me.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
That my favorite way of spending my Friday night is reading a book on the couch in my pajamas, while everyone is getting ready to go out.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
It was probably when I shot an online campaign for a Gucci capsule collection. I had worked with that team and the models a couple of times before, and we had to pretend to be backstage at a show. So that was a lot of fun and laughs!

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I love the fresh air back home and all of the nature and water. I definitely miss being able to go everywhere on my bike (And without having to worry about being hit by a crazy taxi driver haha).

Which brand would you really love to model for?
My dream job is still do do a big beauty or perfume campaign for a brand like Chanel or Dior. Also I would love to be on the cover of Vogue Italia, US or Paris.

Place you would love to visit:
I want to visit a place like Myanmar that’s still kind of untouched by tourism, so you can still see a lot of the original culture.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’ve been obsessed with finding the best brussel sprouts in NY, which is weird because I used to hate them as a kid. And I’ve been reading all of the Harry Potter books, I’m already on the 5th one. :)

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