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Oona is a young kids model of almost six years old. She seems to be blessed with phenomenal blue eyes where photographers are shocked with. She started her still a very young career in October '17 with a professional shoot for the Belgian Brand Bel & Bo.
Around new year she started to be discovered by other brands like JBC, Carrefour, Eyeworks and even a very nice shoot for a local store Petit Victor. Some directly and some via model agencies.
Her mom Delfine and dad Frederik decided to start an Instagram account and since Frederik had quite a bit experience with Marketing some very nice posts which exploded pretty well for her still a small account.
But the most important thing for Oona is her mindset when she's doing it. 2 hours the same position for just one unique picture or 10 different sets in 2 hours, she seems just to find the right energy for it to complete the mission :)
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Oona. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
As told before its a beautiful girl and when she's on a professional set the picture turns out to be magical, it's difficult to explain but almost everytime we hear things like "what a beautiful girl" or "wow" and the result just impresses everybody.
Oona, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
It started simple :) Mom was shopping with here in a Bel & Bo store, and the manager said: what a beautiful girl and we joked: "Well maybe you can use her for a shoot", and the rest of the story is known. It started with one, but the rest came very fast.
Who is your inspiration in life Oona? How do you keep inspired?
Oona loves the see the Instagram accounts of colleague kids models which can be quite inspiring.
We all make mistakes Oona; 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.
Not something at the moment
Oona, 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?
First come first served, but there wasn't an issue in that direction yet.
Please tell us, Oona, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
There was once a very impatient moment when we arrived at a shoot, and she had to wait quite a while before she could change to the "model-clothes", and Oona started crying hard and loud and she upset the complete set. Everybody looked at here, and 5 minutes later she was ready to go on set :)
Oona, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
A bit young to answer this I think
Oona, 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 with share to everyone. What is it and why?
The shoot with the paper birds. One model and a 6-ppl crew just for Oona. 100% in the picture :)
Oona, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The last mother day shoot with a virtual mom. And the photographer (who she was a bit afraid of the first times) congratulated her with her great work
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Love the moment and patience helps
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
The world is so big and so unknown at the moment that we can't answer this one
Nic Proot (Cover 1 + photo 1 & 2) JBC, (Cover 2 + photo 3 &7), Kaat Pype (photo 4) Photo 5 = own picture, Heidi Pype (Photo 6) & PB Fotografie (Photo 8,9 & 10)