Daphne Groeneveld

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Daphne Groeneveld Photographed by Pablo Delfos.

Could you tell us a little bit about how you were discovered?
I was shopping with my mum at a department store when Anneriet, my mother agent, approached us and asked me if I had ever considered modeling. This was not the case, but she convinced me to do some test shoots. After those I shot my first editorial for Grey Magazine and then came the fashion week in Milan, where I walked my first shows, really cool.

Has the fashion world been close to what you expected or has it turned out to be a lot more different?

I did not really have a clear picture of the fashion world. Funny enough, a lot of people outside the business told me that it is a tough world where people are sometimes mean to each other, but my experience is the opposite; I have met so many great people and made a lot of new friends. I love it! I also did not know that it can be really hard work with many hours in a day, but when you’re with the team you all work hard to get the picture and hey, I’m young so bring it on!! ;-)

What’s your favorite thing so far about being a model?
I love traveling to all the great cities like New York, London, Milan and Paris. And working with the world’s best designers, photographers, stylists and all the other people is really amazing; they are all very kind and I have a lot of fun with them
Ha ha, I will never forget the first time that my mum and I arrived in Milan and proudly presented the content of my suitcase to my agents at Women. I don’t think that there was 1 piece that they liked (probably too Dutch), and the first thing that we needed to do was go shopping. So yes, ever since that day my personal style has been influenced by my modeling work, and much more up-to-date than before.

For the full interview go to Models.com

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