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Dutch models are hot

Dutch models are hot in the high-fashion world and on the catwalk. In recent seasons, fashion has come to love girls like Doutzen Kroes, Lara Stone, and Kim Noorda, who all hail from the Netherlands. Lara Stone, born in the Dutch city Mierlo, has been leading the list of for some time now. Now that U.S. fashion magazine Vogue has a full page devoted to Dutch models, they have become a Dutch phenomenon.

Lisanne de Jong, Myrtle Maas, Patricia van der Vliet, Nimue Smit and Ylonka Verheul are just a few new names who are currently popular in magazines and on the catwalk. “Dutch models remain world’s top models” says Samuel Dobrowolski of Ulla Models Amsterdam. “They are known for their sober character and the Dutch Hips.

So what makes Holland’s beauties rise to the top? “Their skin is always dewy,” “Maybe because of all the outdoor living people do in the Netherlands. And apart from the obvious—their looks—the girls are very well-rounded.

Ylonka Verheul (17) is one of those models who is currently very popular abroad. She is 1.82 meters long and walked fashion shows for the American designer Marc Jacobs, Prada and Rick Owens. Especially they like her thick hair and penetrating gaze. Also Marloes Horst (21) gets international attention. She was spotted in the Prada show and posed for the lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret also Dutch Friesian model Doutzen Kroes became one of the lead models.