The new supermodel Bregje Heinen: "I made it" [i'm not sure if she's considered to be a supermodel by the fashion world]
Written by Marieke on 06-02-2013 [That's the 6th of February, not June the 2nd as it would be in American English]
Bregje Heinen (age 20) has recently entered the top of the modelling world, joining the ranks of models like Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio as boegbeeld for Victoria's Secret. [Boegbeeld in this case meaning she's one of their most prominent models. The author doesn't quite seem to grasp the distinction between modelling for VS and being a VS Angel.] For the girl from the Netherlands it's a dream come true.
"At times I look at the other girls and think to myself: do I really belong here? But all in all I'm content with my looks. This is my dream and I made it, and that's what's most important." She tells Grazia.
"Over the years I've grown more self-confidence. Growing up I always thought I was too thin, but now I'm a bit more vrouwelijker. [she's saying her body looks more like a woman's body now. That's rather an understatement.] My arms and legs could be a bit thicker. That may be bad for my career as a model, but personally I think that would look prettier. But no matter what I try I just can't gain any weight."
The blond-haired model just has an extremely slim body type, she says. "I can't help it. I'll even lose weight when I ease up on candy for just a week. But it's not about being skinny, it's more important to be in good shape. You can be very skinny and still have cellulite. So I don't get this whole obsession with size zero."
Fellow model Doutzen Kroes will, on occasion eat only half a burger, but that's not the case with Bregje. "I'll definitely eat the whole burger, especially those from B&B in New York. I'm not that crazy about American food, back home I always go nuts with Nibbit-chips [A potato based snack in various shapes: rings and sticks.] fries, kebab and shawarma." [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawarma#Around_the_world]
Bregje has settled in New York and is feeling quite at home there. At home in Borculo she can get away from her life as a well-known model. "I think they're to down to earth for that." And there's no low calorie cooking: "No, my mother doesn't do that. Here it's eten wat de pot schaft. [something parents usually say to their children, when they complain and don't want to eat their vegetables. Meaning that you just have to eat what's on your diner plate.] And if you don't like it, you can have a sandwich."
I don't have the full interview, it's not online and I don't know anyone who owns that issue of Grazia. (On the cover she says: "Leonardo (DiCaprio) is too old for me.")