After receiving the title for ‘Montreal’s Best Butt‘ and winning the 2016 Miss Ink Contest at the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show, we figured we needed to meet this girl and find out what she’s really about!
How old are you and where are you from?
Well I just turned 41 on February 27! My mom’s family is from Holland which is where I was born, but I moved to Montreal, Canada at a pretty young age.
How did you get into modelling?
I did some photography and modelling as a hobby in the past, nothing too serious. When I met my man, he was playing around with photography as well, so we thought it would be fun to shoot together and try our best to make it professional!
When did you get your first tattoo?
I got my first tattoo from my husband Nick, it’s some small lettering that says ‘thank you India’. I was back from a trip to India and wanted a tattoo to commemorate the trip; it just so happened that I met Nick at the same time!
What is your favorite tattoo?
I have two favorites! My panther being one, and my femina symbol being the second. I really love the style and meaning behind the panther tattoo, and the femina symbol on my middle finger symbolizes girl power which is something I feel strongly about; that’s my feminist side!
Why do you model?
I’m extremely proud anytime I get published, but really my modelling photos will be great souvenirs which will remind me of my past appearance when I am old!
What are some of your favorite places you’ve visited?
Vietnam! Sapa is very beautiful and full of kickass landscape. La Habana was another top spot for me because it’s truly one-of-a-kind and full of history. But visiting India is the most incredible travel I have done.; it was my first BIG trip and I did it alone! The Taj Mahal will forever be in my heart.
What message would you have for someone trying to become a model?
The tattooed modelling industry is different than conventional modeling, so I would say do it for yourself and for the love of the underground culture. If you like the image of yourself then capture it! Time will take its toll on your appearance, so keep as much as you can to remind you of how sexy you are now!
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
My man, because he works hard to help me grow my career while still building his own; and of course all my fans that like my stuff and help me to grow! Gracias