Exclusive interview with Ritse de Jong @ritselaar_, a very handsome and funny twenty-year-old model and singer from the Netherlands, represented by Two Management Barcelona @twomanagementbarcelona. Exclusive for Vanity Teen online!
Q: What made you start modeling?
A: I participated in Hntm in 2017 because a girl told me: “you have a good face and you are tall so why don’t you do something with it?” And at first, I was like hell no because no one had ever said that to me and I thought it was a stupid reality show. But in time I talked about it with my friends, and she persuaded me and that’s where it all started.
Q: Which is your favorite part of your job?
A: To meet new people and see new places and I really like to wear nice clothes hehehe.
Q: We’ve seen you do more things outside your modeling career. How did you start singing and creating funny videos?
A: My first song was about my first car. I was really hyped and I run into the studio and was talking about my car, my friends said “we gonna make a song for your car” That song went really well, we also got some gigs with it. Then I found that super fun and I continued. I made funny videos when I was very young with my friends because we like to act stupid.
Q: What makes you happy? Name your biggest dream.
My friends and family make me happy and nature as well. I really love walking through the forest and climbing trees, that’s kind of a meditation for me. My biggest dream is to be the largest rap group in Holland/ Europe and to do al lot of tours.
Q: Do you have any future plans?
Definitely! Fokke Simons is gonna be the biggest most popular rap group in Holland. I want to do a lot of model jobs and be in cool magazines like this one. Keep developing my self on all pieces and listen to my self.
Q: How would you define yourself? And your style?
My style is variable. I like to wear tracksuits but also baggy jeans with baseball jackets. It depends on what mood I’m in but most of the time I feel happy.
Q: Would you like to give any advice to our readers and people who want to be like you?
A: Always be your self, only listen to people you admire or love, always be kind to yourself because you are here with your self and never stop dreaming and playing!