Kim Feenstra is a Dutch model of Indonesian descent. She was named the winning contestant of Cycle 2 of Holland's Next Top Model.
Feenstra came to prominence as a contestant on cycle two of Holland's Next Top Model. She became known for her irritating voice. Later in the show she confessed to being partly deaf in both ears due to an accident when she was a child. Feenstra gained popularity by her comic sentences and grammar mistakes, while the jury confessed not being 'wowed' by her sexy posing. However, by the end of the competition she won over the jury members with her skill at posing, and her walk. In the final episode, host Yfke Sturm called her the perfect candidate with potential for both runway and photographic modelling, and that Feenstra had the most potential of all the contestants to make it on either the national or international stage. Her prize was a €50,000 modeling contract with Max Models, a cover for Glamour magazine, 3 months all expenses paid modelling in South Africa for Ice Models, and a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Feenstra subsequently starred on the cover of Glamour magazine's Summer edition.
Feenstra is signed to Scoop Models in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Beatrice International Models in Milan, Italy.
She played a part in the movie The Last Ottoman in a love scene with Turkish actor Kenan İmirzalıoğlu.
But last week, her [Kate Moss] hairstylist Oribe Canales let it slip that Moss in fact completed the shoot and that he was on set to style her hair. Moss is expected to appear on the January cover to coincide with Playboy’s 60th anniversary and the beauty’s own 40th birthday. Fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot her for the issue. We’re also told Moss has commissioned artist Chuck Close to create a work based on the images from her Playboy session.
"I was trying to get her in the show, but it was the show in which
everyone was very tall, and very long. I remember Marc looking at me and
saying, 'Why is that dwarf in here?' and me being devastated."
Delevingne, then aged 19 - and a not-bad 5ft 9" according to her Storm modelling card - was promptly dropped on the spot.
"I apologised to her afterwards" says Grand, "and made up for it by casting the model in all her key shows and shoots."
There was something different about Candice Swanepoel at last night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala.
Victoria’s Secret stunner had bleached out her normally sunny blonde
locks just hours before. “I needed to re-do my color, and I don’t like
to be bored, so I just said, ‘Let’s do something crazy,’” she said of
the new hue.
As predicted, a bill proposing that models under 18 be protected by the
same labor laws that apply to child actors, singers, and performers
passed both houses of New York State legislature yesterday. It's
currently awaiting the governor's signature.
What does this mean?
Basically, a lot of extra paperwork for anyone who wants to hire a
model under 18. Once it becomes law, the bill will require the
1. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a chaperone.
2. Minor models will require a special permit to work.
Employers will have to apply for a certificate of eligibility to hire
children, and fill out additional paperwork notifying the state of
specific dates, times, and locations of the jobs beforehand.
4. Child models won't be allowed to work after midnight or return to work less than twelve hours after they've left.
If child models miss more than three days of school, their employer is
required to provide them with a tutor and a space to study.
6. Fifteen percent of a child model's income will be placed into a trust account that they can only access when they turn 18.
The law, which would give fashion models working in New York the same protections as all other child performers, would discourage designers from hiring any models under the age of 18 — and could completely change the face of fashion.
That team of caretakers doesn’t have to show up for the print modeling part of the job because New York currently fails to provide print and runway models with the same protections as other child entertainers, like actors, musicians, or dancers. But new legislation proposed by Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein and State Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino, seeks to close the loophole that excludes print and runway models from the same protections as all other child performers. The legislation — which could pass as soon as this week — was created with the help of the Model Alliance, a non-union organization that fights for fashion model rights, of which Rocha is a vocal and highly visible member. (Models work as independent contractors, and are therefore unable to unionize according to federal antitrust law.) Expanding the definition of child performers to include print and runway models would require young models to have chaperones on set, ensure a portion of their earnings goes into a financial trust, and ensure they don’t miss too much school for work.
If passed, the law could have a dramatic impact on an industry that regularly employs young women under the age of 18 for fashion shows, ad campaigns, and magazine shoots. By making it much more difficult to employ 16- or 17-year-old girls to model (most male models start their careers a little older, around 18 or 19), the controversially very young, very thin look the industry has become known for could finally start to change, to say nothing of the exploitation these young women regularly face.