Dutch Supermodel Romee Strijd
Dutch fashion model Romee Strijd insists she has the “typical” discovery story, but her fashion modeling career is anything but ordinary. Supermodel Romee Strijd was first scouted while shopping with her mother in Amsterdam, but the shy, young model turned down the opportunity. Years later, her interest in fashion modeling grew and she reached out to the agent, effectively starting her famous fashion modeling career.
The Holland born supermodel mannequin quickly made a name for herself in the fashion modeling industry, booking high profile fashion shows like Louis Vuitton and Prada in her first fashion week season. To date, Romee Strijd has walked for Moschino, Fendi, Chanel, Balmain, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabanna, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Isabel Marant, Celine, and Saint Laurent to name only a handful of fashion brands and fashion designers. Romee Strijd has also appeared in fashion advertising campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, and Donna Karan among other major fashion brands.
Perhaps most notably, Romee Strijd was chosen as a newcomer to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for the very first time in 2014. The following year, she was instated as a Victoria’s Secret Angel alongside Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio and South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel. Romee Strijd has sat for famous fashion photographers Inez and Vinoodh and Mario Testino, and is well known for her perpetual, infectious beautiful smile. Romee Strijd has modeled in editorials for British, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese Vogue. In 2016, Romee Strijd appeared on the cover of Vogue España with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels and most recently was shot by Jan Welters for her solo cover of Dutch Vogue. Romee Strijd has also been the face of MICHAEL Michael Kors, starring in the fashion advertising campaign alongside fashion model Taylor Hill.
Since January 2010, Dutch supermodel Romee Strijd has been in a relationship with Laurens van Leeuwen, son of television presenter Bert van Leeuwen. In May 2020, Romee Strijd and Laurens van Leeuwen announced that they were expecting their first child, a girl. Their beautiful daughter named Mint van Leeuwen was born on December 2, 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic (this was a great time for fashion models and supermodels to have babies because of the very limited amount of fashion modeling work that was available because of safety reasons).