usa womens water polo team GUESS Girl Bregje Heinen’s most outrageous photo shoot
Fox News: Before you became a model, you grew up in the Netherlands. What was that like?
Bregje Heinen: It’s a small town called Borculo that has about 7,000 people and it’s two hours away from Amsterdam. There are two bars and not much else to do. But it’s really nice and I have the best memories from my childhood. When I grew up, I thought it was boring, but now looking back, it’s so nice, especially in the summer. It has a lake where you can hang out with your friends and everybody knows each other.
Heinen: I was discovered in 2007 on this website called Hyves that’s like a Dutch version of Facebook. A lot of Dutch models were actually discovered through there. Photographers have asked me before to model, but it didn’t really sound legit. But then I came across Micha Emmering Krijger of Micha Models. She seemed legit and my parents looked into it. Then we went to meet with her, me and my mom, my dad, and all my sisters, and even my dog! I I did a test shoot and then we just started working right away from there.
Fox News: What are three fun facts our readers should know about you?
Heinen: I love to paint on canvas. I don’t think a lot of people know that. I’m very creative, so that’s something I love to do during my free time. Another fun fact is I have three French bulldogs that I pretty much hang out with all day. And another one,
I’m really boring. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I drink tea all day. People always think that as a model, you have this crazy life and you’re constantly partying. I’m the very opposite of that. I like to be home with my dogs and paint. And because I’m from [the Netherlands] people say, ‘Oh, you must smoke weed!’ I don’t actually. No.
Fox News: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever had to do for a good photo?
Heinen: I went to Iceland about two months ago and it was about 40 degrees. It was freezing. I was half naked pretty much. Wearing very little clothes, like always. And I had to be in the water. It was so cold. And yet you still had to look like you’re warm and comfortable. That for me was really crazy. So far, I haven’t jumped out of a plane or shot with snakes. I actually wouldn’t do that because I’m terrified of them. I did shoot with a bird, though.
Fox News: What’s next for you?
Heinen: Right now, I’m really trying to focus on my career and just better myself. I don’t have one set goal. I just hope that my career gets bigger and bigger but in the future, I definitely want to focus on my art and interior design, eventually. But that’s down the line, not anytime soon. I really want to volunteer at an animal shelter, but it’s so hard because of my schedule. But that’s still on my mind. As for modeling, I love it and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.