Anouk Sanders’ (Paparazzi Model Management) message to the fashion industry? “I would like to see a change in the “must have” measurements for a model. Everyone is diffrent, and so is every body.” Read the interview with Dutch beauty Anouk, who’s modeling career is sky rocketing with covers for ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar on her name.

Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel would be quite amazing.


Reading tip >> Anouk about her beauty & skin care routine


Q: Hi Anouk, can you tell us a bit more about yourself?

Hi, my name is Anouk Sanders, I’m 24 years old and at the moment I am based in Amsterdam. I have been modeling since I was 17.

Q: Which agencies are you represented with?

My mother agency is Paparazzi Model Management, which is based in Amsterdam aswell. I’m furthermore signed with Marilyn (Paris), Why Not (Milan) and Modelwerk (Hamburg).

Q: Why, when and how did you start modeling?

I started my career with De Boekers in Amsterdam when I was 17. At that time I send some pictures to them and shortly after we made an appointment. They wanted to work with me and I started travelling internationally right away: Milan, New York, Germany and Cape Town.

Since March last year I started working with Paparazzi Model Management, as I wanted to focus more on high fashion.

I wanted to focus more on high fashion.

Q: What are the biggest milestonea in your modeling career?

My biggest milestones would be the cover for Elle and Harpers Bazaar, the Hunkemoller campaign and working with photographers such as Petrovsky and Ramone, Paul Bellaart, Mikael Shultz and Txema Yeste.

Q: What are the biggest milestones in your personal life?

Being an inspiration for my friends and family.

Q: What’s your bucket list modeling job?

Being on the cover of VOGUE, doing a big fashion campaign and being a Victoria’s Secret Angel would be quite amazing ; – )

Q: And what’s on your private bucket list?

Sky diving and I really want to see Thailand and Australia.

Q: Where do you want to be in 5 years in your modeling career?

I hope that in 5 years I still enjoy my job as much as I do now, work well and hopefully I’ve done the jobs that I have on my bucket list.

Q: What do you enjoy most about modeling?

The travelling part can be really hard, but is an opportunity to see the world and to meet new people. I furthermore enjoy the kick you get when you see your pictures after a nice job and they look even better then you expected. Plus modeling is never boring.

Family and friends are so important. Especially when you are traveling that much.

Q: What have you learned from your work as a model?

That you never should compare yourselves with others too much; everyone is different, has her own quality’s and look. I’ve also learned that family and friends are so important. Especially when you are traveling that much, there is nothing better then coming home from work and knowing that they will be there.

Q: You know that society focusses a lot on the appearance of models they see in magazines and take their looks as an ideal. Is there anything you would like to say about beauty ideals and the appearance of models in fashion magazines to young, adolescent girls reading your interview?

I agree that sometimes a picture or image is overly “ Photoshopped”, but in general I see it like cleaning the edges of the plate with a towel before serving the actual plate to the customer. Know that working as a model asks for a certain lifestyle; it’s not that you go to work in the morning and finish the day at 5. Working as a fulltime model requires a fulltime working lifestyle aswell.

I would like to see a change in the “must have” measurements for a model. Everyone is different, and so is every body.

Q: Do you have any dislikes about or desired improvements regarding modeling?

I would like to see a change in the “must have” measurements for a model. As I said before: everyone is different, and so is every body. Some girls are just naturally thin and have a small bone structure, some have more curves. I dont think you can expect to all have the same measurements.

Q: If you wouldn’t be a model, you would be a …

No idea … Ninja?

Q: What do you think about NY’s BMI 18 threshold?

I think you can find my answer in the question above.

Q: What’s your advice for girls that want to start modeling?

Finish school and do research about the better agency’s. Know that there are times that you will be very lonely. I love my job though, so go for it!

Q: Is there anything you would like to say to the fashion industry? Speak your heart!

Can we please shoot summer clothes during summertime instead of during winter?

Q: Which model would you like to have these questions answered as well?

Gisele Bundchen.

Thank you for the lovely interview, Anouk and thank you Paparazzi Model Management for the images!

Would you like to know more about Anouk’s skin care routine and healthy habits? Make sure to subscribe, as she will tell you all about it in her part 2 and 3 of her interview.

Follow me at Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Bloglovin‘ | Pinterest | Subscribe


About Author

Hey! I'm Angela; a 30-something mommy and a now REAL #fitchick, digi nerd, photo & film shooter hobbyist, MSc specialized in Health Education, marketingspecialist and an international fashion model for 20 years. I've worked for eg. Viktor & Rolf, Nivea, Escada, Elle, Vogue and Glamour.

I write about everything that I find worth sharing. Go ahead an take a look around. Don't hesitate to share your thought sor opinions. Enjoy!

Lees ook: