Model of the Week: Jill Megan Kortleve was scouted by her best friend, then booked by Nike, Diesel & Another Magazine

Jill was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Olesya Asanova, with styling by Kxeniia (assisted by Polina Kato). Thanks to Jahale and Natalie.


interview

Name:
Jill Megan Kortleve

Agency:
Milk Management (London)
The Movement Models (Amsterdam)

Age:
24

Height:
175cm (5’9″)

Instagram:
@jilla.tequila

Place of Origin:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ethnic Origin:
Dutch, Surinamese, Indonesian, Indian

Birthsign:
Scorpio

How discovered:
My best friend started his own model agency The Movement Models in Amsterdam that stand for inclusiveness and represent models with not the traditional beauty standards. And I was the first model he asked to sign with the agency.

What was your first modeling job?
It was for Nike, I was really nervous (duh first job) but it was in Amsterdam together with one of my best friends and the people I worked with were really lovely so it ended up being a really fun day.

Favorite things:
Try to annoy my best friend as much as possible.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I’m always obsessed with a different band. Last few weeks I was listening to ABBA 24/7, now I’m back with my Arctic Monkeys obsession.

Favorite movie, tv show:
BRIDESMAIDS!!! I feel like this movie completes me as a person.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I just love Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘The One’, I’ve been wearing since I was 15.

What were you doing before modeling?
Working full time

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Probably study social work

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
My Crocs

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Diesel commercial ‘Go with the Flaw’

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Friet speciaal and broodje kaassouflee.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to work for Miu Miu but lately, I’m also really into Fenty.

Place you would love to visit:
Japan

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Friends. Since it’s on Dutch Netflix I’ve been watching it all day every day. I don’t have a social life anymore because of it.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Never pretend to be somebody you’re not.

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