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I'm a mother of 3 children of 11, 9 and 6 years old. From education, I'm an elementary school teacher, but now I'm a secretary at the local police officers. My great passions though are life coaching in my own practice Malkin Well-being, and of course, modelling.
It was a dream of me when I was a young girl, but I never got the chance doing it. Until now, for already 2 years. It all started when I met my boyfriend Peter, who is a fantastic photographer. He made a great part of my portfolio and it's always so much fun doing this together! I believe you can see that in the pictures.
I hope that I inspire other people to do this if it's also their dream. No matter what your age is, mine is 35 and I do it too.
My goal is to be a cover of a magazine like, for example, Julia Roberts in the commercials of 'La vie est belle' from Lancôme. That is so beautiful!
In the meantime, I enjoy doing photo shoots and fashion shows.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Mieke. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm a very loving and sensitive person, who loves to take care of her beloved ones.
Mieke, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passions are life coaching, painting, being a makeup artist from time to time and modeling. I started when I met my boyfriend, who is a photographer.
Who is your inspiration in life Mieke? How do you keep inspired?
Brigitte Bardot and Julia Roberts are people who inspire me. I keep inspired by looking on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest... And by using my own creativity.
We all make mistakes Mieke, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Mieke, 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Please tell us Mieke, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Mieke, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Mieke please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I first stood in a fashion magazine. And when I became Lady Mannequin 2017, a beauty contest.
Mieke, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Hold on! It can take a while, but if you hold on to what you love to do and if you're good at it, success will follow.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would like to work with all kinds of fashion brands, magazines...
Now for the best part Mieke! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Peter Gielen @neechtegielen
Edgar Ubert @edgarubert0863
Tom Vrijsen @human_pictures.be
Jean-Philippe Delberghe @jeanphilippedelberghe.be
Anne-Mie Driesen @zima.be