photographed by Josh OlinsSupermodel Doutzen Kroes is featured on the cover of WSJ. Magazine's March 2015 Spring Fashion issue. Her editorial, "Easy Like Sunday Morning," is accompanied by an interview where she talks about where she sees herself in ten years' time, the surprising reason she was initially rejected on casting calls, and the modeling opportunity that catapulted her career.
On her career aspirations growing up in Holland: " I wanted to become a teacher like my mother, or a charity worker. But my mom says that when I was younger I told her, 'People are going to know me,' so I guess I always had that idea.We didn’t have fashion magazines around the house, so I would see someone like Jennifer Lopez’s CD covers and think, 'I would love to have hair or makeup like that. '"
On moving to New York to start her career: " I secretly sent my pictures to a modeling agency in Amsterdam, and they sent me to New York. I lived in an apartment for models in the Meatpacking District, which back then was a place filled with all sorts of people that you couldn't even look in the eye. I wasn't booking jobs, and I was very lonely."
On getting repeatedly rejected on casting calls for being "too pretty": “It was strange: I thought, isn’t [being attractive] how it’s supposed to be?”
On where she'll be in the next ten years : "I have no idea! Ten years ago, I had no idea I’d be here. Maybe I’ll do movies—I dream of working with particular directors—or maybe I’ll just live someplace quiet where I can grow my own vegetables."
On balancing her and her husband's (DJ Sunnery James) busy work schedules: "A lot of communication. Our agents are on the phone every other day. They’re the ones who keep us together.
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