Angela Willemse for Said Mahrouf at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. Copyright: FashionAddict.nl

About This Site (and the face behind)

Welcome dear models, aspiring models and women interested in a healthy lifestyle! You have landed on the health blog “Great Body & Skin | A fashion model reveals her secrets …”. A few times a week I place a new article about nutrition, fitness, beauty & skin care and/or psychology. 

Let me first introduce myself: I am Angela Willemse, I’m 31 years old and I am an international fashion model. In regards of my modeling I have worked with several personal trainers. 

14 jaar, kort haar, 1 van mijn eerste klussen.
14 years old, short hair, my first model job

I am also a self-employed health educator with a master’s degree. A health educator is someone who tries to influence health behavior by means of communication. Think of stimulating kids to exercise in an attempt to reduce weight gain among this group and stimulate adolescents to use protection to reduce the amount of STD’s and teenage pregnancy’s. 

Tekenen voor mijn mastertitel. Spannend!
Signing paperwork for my master degree. Exciting moment!

My boyfriend’s name is Maarten. He’s 33 years old and is a senior policy advisor for the Social Support Act (WMO in Dutch). We have been together for 12 years and live in the center of a midieval city in the Netherlands. In September 2015 we’re expecting our first child.  

Mijn vriendje :)
The boyfriend

In my private life I enjoy good company with good food & red wine, working out (running, strength training, bootcamp, tabatha etc.), photography, writing, webdesign and video- and photo-editing.

My modeling career

During my modeling career I have lived and worked in several fashion capitals and I have worked for clients like Viktor & Rolf, Nivea, Escada, ELLE, G-STAR, GSUS, Avant Garde, Oriflame, Vogue, VICE and Glamour. As a model I get booked for magazine editorials and -covers, catalogues, commercial printwork, haute couture fashion shows, commercial fashion show, brand presentations and television commercials. If you’d like to know more about my modeling career and info on bookings, I invite you to go to my portfolio

“Act normal”
Hier hang ik in een boom tijdens een shoot. Het was net HNTM.
Yes, I am hanging in a tree here. It felt just like ANTM.

Gyms

Before I left the Netherlands to model abroad, I worked in gyms, where I gave fitness instruction and provided clients with nutritional information. 

Motivation to support models

I have gained quite some experience and knowledge on how to – and specifically how nòt to – take care of my body to meet the requirements of the fashion industry. I have learned the hard way that finding balance in what is healthy and what is desired can be hard, both mentally and physically. You can read more about that in this article

As such, I have become an expert by experience and education in the fields of sports, nutrition, (mental and physical) health behavior, (mental and physical) health behavior change and health education, specifically regarding models. 

With this experience it is my goal to support other models in their health, by helping them balancing their health and their ‘product’; their body. Besides supporting models, I want to inform, inspire, support and motivate women in the fields of a healthy lifestyle.

Freely accessible support

I want to support models – but also women that are not models – mentally, inspire them, educate them about a healthy lifestyle (nutrition and exercise) and the dangers and negative effects of bad physical and mental caretaking.

I do so by sharing informational, motivational, supportive, entertaining (at least I hope they are ;))  blog articles on food, workouts, psychology and workouts. These articles are freely accessible on this website and don’t require paid logins.

Personal support

For models that would like to have personal support, advice or information, I offer Skype talks. More info can be found on the model support page. You’re not a model? Don’t worry, this service is available for you as well! 

I also work with carefully picked professional partners with expertise in the fields of dietary, personal training of models and mental coaching and psychological treatment of models.

Social

You my always tag me on the following social media:

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook

Rather speak privately? Please head over to my contact page.

Well, this was my whole story! I am actually curious about who my readers are. So do not hesitate to leave a message in the comment form below.

Much love!

xo-angela

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