Anouk was shot exclusively for by Allan Hamitouche, with styling by Anne Catherine Frey, hair by Sadek L., and makeup by Jérémie Chegrane. Many thanks to Vong Sar.


Anouk Thijssen

Elite Paris (Paris)
Also: Elite Amsterdam (Amsterdam), Elite Barcelona (Barcelona), Elite Copenhagen (Copenhagen), Elite London (London), Elite Milan (Milan), Elite Stockholm (Stockholm), Munich Models (Munich)


1.81 m (5’11.5″)


Place of Origin:
A little town in the east of The Netherlands

Ethnic Origin:
I’m 100% Dutch!


How discovered:
My best friend’s mom suggested me to compete in the Elite Model Look contest in The Netherlands. I decided to give it a try and participate for fun but I ended up winning the Elite Model Look World Final in Milan last year I didn’t expected anything from it and I never would have thought to win the finals.

Favorite things:
It sounds a bit simple but I just love to be at home with my family and friends because I’m traveling a lot now. I also have my own horse, so when the weather is good in Holland I love to go riding.

What are you listening to at the moment?
‘Scars to your beautiful’ from Alessia Cara is on repeat on my ipod.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Any movie with Adam Sandler, he’s the funniest actor I know!

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I don’t really have a favorite designer in particular. I’ve walked for Givenchy last season and I wore a black suit together with a huge necklace. The look was really cool and I loved the whole collection. Riccardo Tisci really did an amazing job and made me feel really pretty. My favorite beauty product / fragrance is ‘La vie est belle’ from Lancôme. It’s one of best perfumes I’ve ever smelled!

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would be still in school. I don’t know what I would be studying but probably something creative.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
When I go walk my dog I put on the biggest and ugliest sweater I can find and put my hair in messy bun. I look like a weirdo but it’s so comfy!

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favorite experience was the Givenchy show last season in Paris. It was my first show and I was an exclusive on the show. It made me feel so special.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I grew up in a small village with a lot of nature. You won’t find any sky scrapers or big buildings around there and the nature is really beautiful. Such a difference compared to the big cities that I stay in when I was traveling for work.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
From the start of my career it has been my dream to work for Chanel. Besides Chanel I would also love to work with Mario Testino. But there are many clients I would love to be working with.

Place you would love to visit:
New York. I have been there two years ago for holidays, but I would love to go back there and this time for work!

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m obsessed with make up. I love to go on Youtube and watch beauty tutorials, I can watch it for hours!