- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 135 lbs
- Measurements: 33-28-42
- Nationality: Dutch
- Home Town: Rotterdam
- Astrology Sign: Pieces
- Special skills: I’m also a make-up artist.
- Occupation: Entrepreneur, Model
- Website: yolindavixen.com
- Model Mayhem: modelmayhem.com/Yolinda
- FaceBook: facebook.com/yolindamodelpage
- Twitter: twitter.com/Yolinda_Vixen
Where were you born, and how was life growing up?
I was born in Rotterdam and grew up in Hellevoetsluis, you probably never heard of it since it is a small town in the Netherlands. Childhood wasn’t so much of a fairy tale, but it made me who I am today ;). When I grew up I wasn’t very popular, I was different and kids mostly don’t get that. But there was a lot of time for my creativity, and I was always playing outside.
What is your ethnicity?
What would the average person say about you?
If they know me, they will say I’m a caring person who loves to have a good time.
What kind of stuff did you get into after high school?
I quit two studies and finished one. I am now a professional make-up artist, but I also worked behind the bar and was in front of a class for a year. So, I did quite a lot after high school and I want to continue modeling as long as I can. I also started a new product-line called ‘Vixen-products’ together with my business partner!
How did you get into modeling?
It’s funny actually, since I’ve been bullied like.. forever. It was weird when an amateur photographer asked me to do a photo-shoot with him. First I thought he was joking, but he wasn’t. Seems I really loved it and started to get a little more self continence. I just found out the photographer died two years ago and I hope he found his peace. I will be forever thankful that he introduced me to this whole new world. Never thought more people would like me in front of their camera, but now I have so much shoots, travel a lot and have the chance to meet so much sweet and beautiful people!
How long have you been modeling?
Well, my first shoot was when I was 15 I think, so that makes 6 years.. But Maybe two seriously.
How did you feel about being in front of the camera for the first time?
Uhm, the first time felt kinda awkward.. My mother was standing next to the photographer and I was this really shy girl, what didn’t really helped at that point. But getting to the end of the shoot I really started to like it and knew I wanted to continue doing modeling.
How did you feel walking into your photoshoot?
I was very nervous, didn’t know what to expect and was afraid I would disappoint him.
So would you say you are comfortable in front of a camera now?
I’m still nervous when I start working with someone new, but yes. I feel comfortable in front of the camera now.
Would you say that you are pretty comfortable with your body?
When I was younger I looked well, very different from how I look now (nothing plastic or anything, just grew up). So I feel a lot better about myself now, sometimes the voices of the bullies are still in my head. But I try to ignore them ;)
What would you say is your best feature?
I think those are my eyes, yes I know sounds cheesy..But I think the way my eyes make contact with the camera are my best.
What's the best thing about being a model?
To meet a lot new people, I love to have a good time and I meet so much people I would never forget.
What do you do differently to set yourself apart from other models?
I think I have a thousand faces and while maybe my body is not my strongest part, my face is, and I keep hearing from everyone how different I look every time.
Where do you hope your modeling will take you?
I’m already thankful I can do what I love and to travel in Europe, but I would love to make this my one and only job and travel the world. But I know that’s a big dream ;)
Any highlights from your modeling career?
I will never forget my first runway, it wasn’t just a runway, no.. It was on a big fetish event and I was a bride and I needed to fall down on stage. I loved the adrenaline!
And of course every publication gives me a rush, and I feel honored people ask me to work with them.
Where can we find you on a typical weekend, if you aren't doing a photoshoot?
I will probably be hanging out with friends, or partying the whole weekend. Don’t party that much anymore since there are not that much parties I want to go to lately. But I love to go to my favorite bar in Rotterdam and enjoy a nice cold beer with my friends ^^
What keeps you busy away from modeling?
I go to school, I work, I’m a make-up artist (passed my exam last summer!), I have two adorable little cats I love to cuddle with and you can always wake me up to get some drinks with friends or a good book!
What do you want to do outside of modeling?
Travel, meet new people and see the world. But I’m young, I have enough time to do so ;)
Five years from now, where do you see yourself?
Hmm.. That’s a difficult one. Something tells me I won’t live in Holland anymore, maybe France or London. Making my own clothing, our product-line will be a success and hope I’m still modeling. Maybe someone at my side.. But who knows ;)
What is the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?
I love art, and I love to draw. There were some people who made a drawing from a picture of me and I love that! I post the ones I really liked on my facebook fan-page. Also a fan gave me a Christmas gift last year, or actually two. A pair of heels and a book about Yates. I thought that was really sweet!
Any photographers you enjoy working with or hope to work with?
I enjoy working with most of them, but I did found myself some true friends. I don’t want to say any names, just so I don’t keep on typing. There are a lot of them and I’m pretty sure they know how I feel about them.
There are some big names I would love to work with and my dream is to work with Viva Von Story one day! But a girl can dream ;)
Which internet websites would you say you spend most of your time at?
I know it’s bad, but facebook.. I keep in contact with my friends around the world, I update my personal page with my weird faces and party pictures, while I try to be as active as I can on my model-page.. It takes a lot of time.
Do you travel much for your modeling?
Not as much as I would like, but I do travel. Last Tuesday me and my business partner traveled to France for a Dinner with a photographer/designer who would like to work with us and I will be at Fetish Evolution and the German Fetish Ball in Germany this year.
Do you like all the traveling?
I do actually, I love to meet new people and discover new places.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I would love to go to Mexico and see the Maya Temples and I would love to go to Japan. But honestly I would love to see everything!
If you could play lead role in any type of movie, What kind of movie would it be?
Some questions are really difficult! I would LOVE to play in a movie.. But what kind? I think a psychological thriller, or a (good) new super hero movie. I love scary movies, but I also adore comics!
Do you have a favorite Car?
A Buick or a Mustang, God I love those cars!
Do you have a favorite drink when at clubs or bars
My favorite drink is vodka apple juice, but there is this cocktail at my favorite bar with mango, it’s like heaven in your mouth! But a nice cold beer when it’s hot is always good. And a good whiskey is even better ;)
What is your favorite type of food?
You can wake me any time for sushi or roti!
What kind of music are you listening to these days?
I listen to a lot.. From Chopin to Elvis, Hardcore and dub or rock.. But I think my favorite artist at the moment is Tom Waits!
Which celebrity would you like to meet and why?
Dita von Teese, cause I think she’s the most beautiful creature on this planet!
Best pickup line you've ever heard?
Hmm.. Can’t think of any good one actually.
Worst pickup line you've ever heard?
While I didn’t know a good one I heart, I can think of a thousand here I guess.. I think the worst one wasn’t even with words. Guy stood next to me and stare with this dirty look on his face until I asked him what.. and he just said ‘Come to my place, I will show you’. Disgusting!
If you could be a super hero, what would that superhero be like?
That’s not fair! I would like to be almost every super hero! But I think I would love the power to be invisible!
Find a lamp and out pops a Genie, you get one wish, what would it be?
That we all find happiness.
Are you single now?
Yes, quit a while now.
Give us the dirt on your dating life. Any first date rules?
Don’t really have rules.. just be yourself.
Do you kiss on the first date?
I kinda have this rule, don’t kiss on the first date.. one exception there of course, once or twice. But you can count on one on the cheek.
How many kids in high school have asked you out?
Hold your seats! None, I wasn’t the type you asked out or something. I did had a boyfriend, but he wasn’t any near my high school what so ever.
Should a person call right away or wait a few days?
Not right away I think, but a few days is a bit late as well.. If you are really interested I would say wait a day, or send a small text or something. If you’re not that into someone you can wait a few days.
What kind of guy bugs you?
Ok, this can take a while. No, the guys who start with “Psssssst” or the ones who let their friend come up to you to say “he wants to talk to you”. If he’s man enough to talk to me, talk to me already.
What does a guy need to do to make you stay?
Well, first of all threat me right. Accept who I am and what I do.
On a date... What does the person have to do to make it perfect for you?
Be him/herself, don’t be fake, don’t try to tell me how good you are, what you earn and things like that, I don’t care really. I want to have a good time, so make sure it’s something we both like. And he should make me laugh!
Leather or lace?
Leather, I do like lace for lingerie, but if I have to choose leather ;)
Do you have any dreams or goals you're shooting for?
Well, I hope I can continue what I’m doing and of course getting better. And one day I hope to participate a big movie, but those are just dreams. The one and only thing I really hope is I will be happy and healthy.
Where can we expect to see you at in the future?
Hopefully in more magazines etc and maybe a movie..?
Do you have anything to say to your supporters and your future fans?
A big thank you and hug for everyone who send me sweet words and support me! I really appreciate it!
Interview and images provided by Yolinda Vixen