Maurits was photographed exclusively for MODELS.com by Merel Hart, with hair & makeup by Mary Corbeel. Special thanks to Hugo.
Place of Origin:
I was born in Ghent Belgium and I still live there.
I’m Belgian but I feel more like a world citizen. I’m always curious to get to know new cultures and people.
I am a Pisces.
I was discovered at Times Square by a scout who connected me with my agent in Belgium.
Best modeling experience so far?
Must be the Boss show in Milan for the spring/summer 21 collection. The location was perfect, that in combination with the music just gave me goosebumps. All the people involved were amazing!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
When the pandemic started I was getting more conscious about what I want to do in life. I didn’t just want to sit on the sofa to wait till this shit is over (I would still be sitting on the sofa). So I started making and designing clothes myself, just fashion really interested me and I know I want to do something with fashion when I’m older. I love to make food and experiment with different ingredients. I have also found my passion for sports again. I love to work out and to work on my body, they only gave you one body so you gotta take care of it. I also love to surf but haven’t done that in a while so I’m going to pick that up again.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
Extreme sports like jumping out of a helicopter, bungee-jumping. One day I really want to climb a big mountain!
How do you want to make an impact in the world?
I try to make an impact on my close environment and strangers I run into in my daily life by spreading positivity. That’s enough for me in my opinion because when everybody did the same thing, the world would be an even more beautiful place.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
– Never give up.
– Always be nice to everyone, you never know what someone is going through.
– Always stay yourself and be grateful for what you have.