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However I',d love to tell you that, wouldn't work is a bit mysterious better? Though, what I can tell you is that people tend to say that I'm rather charismatic and I easily win the trust of others. I'm a rather cheerful and calm one.
Jelle, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
Frankly, as I stated earlier, I began as a model working with my sister. Somehow I love it, and secretly I want to aim higher with this dream of mine. Other passions are singing, playing the guitar and writing songs (I make folky songs).
Who is your inspiration in life Jelle? How do you keep inspired?
By looking at the future and what it might give. I don't want to have regrets anymore. That's why I want to take this modelling to the next level instead of running away from this dream of mine. A lot of people say that I should give up on my dreams, but I don't want to do that anymore. Because those dreams (modelling and singer-songwriter) are what keeps me going!
We all make mistakes Jelle; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I always try to negotiate and often act as a mediator. In fact, in discussions or arguments, I'm someone who tries to talk to all the parties of the argument and try to make them understand the perspective of the other(s). To be honest, I seldom start arguments myself or give a mean sneer when someone's awful to me. I try to ignore that. I'd love people to love me, so I try to avoid arguments or solve them.
Jelle, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
A given the word would be a word if I promised to do a photoshoot or a catwalk (even if you don't have a contract) I would bring it to a good end. In almost every job you should make a schedule to make things work. At this age, most have a cell phone which has a calendar on it so that you can arrange all your assignments on it. I would make sure never to double book. Because each appointment is as important as the other one and the client is king. He/she pays you, so you need to be able to deliver the best service for each client.
Please tell us, Jelle, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I didn't encounter such a time yet, I fear.
Jelle, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I can't exactly recall such a time, but if you're aiming at my style of persuading, that would be like this: if I know that I'm right I try to convince the other(s) by telling them the facts by holding a mature conversation. The only condition is that the other(s) should be able to act mature. Though, I do admit my mistakes if someone else is right.
Jelle, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Oh please, I'm not that proud of it yet. I'm still some small fry in the modelling world, and I'm rather shy about it somehow, being a male model. I'd love to be proud of it, but then I need to accomplish more.
Jelle, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I'm a bit weird, and I have a lot of fantasy, so I'm rather creative. I also can be very creative with things I learnt from others. The older I am, the more creative I become.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Not just for someone who wants to become a successful model, but to anyone: Live your dreams or at least try to. You might regret it if you haven't.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, any collaboration or contact is a good contact. Though I don't know what you mean with the type of collaboration. But I'm always happy and eager to learn new things.
I took some pictures myself, but my sister makes most.So:Photographer: Flore Pensaert email: email@example.com