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Romee Strijd-Victoria's Secret model, Chanel enthusiast and squat lover

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Seven Things You Need To Know About ELLE Cover Star Romee Strijd

Romee Strijd

Wednesday, it’s almost, sorta, kinda, close to, just, about, nearly the weekend.. 🖤

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When Romee Strijd was first scouted at age 14, out shopping with her mother in Amsterdam, she said no. Shy but confident, she was enjoying being a teenager, and modelling didn't really appeal. Thanks, but no thanks.

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A year later, Romee's outlook had changed: 'I knew more about the industry and thought, why not?' she tells me over the phone on her way to JFK airport, from where she's flying to Los Angeles for some last-minute sunshine before her third Victoria's Secret show takes place.

Hello Dubai 🌞

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Armed with a give-it-a-go attitude, Romee was booked for the Jil Sander, Prada, Burberry and Louis Vuitton shows in her first season. Since then, she's fronted campaigns for Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan and more, walked the hallowed Victoria's Secret runway and amassed more than three million Instagram followers.

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We get to know the most laid-back yet motivated model we know…

Ok Monday, let’s do this! 🔛

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1. 'The highlight of my career so far has to be my first fashion week'

When I look back, I didn't realise what a big deal it was. I did these shows [Louis Vuitton and Prada] and I wasn't nervous because I wasn't aware of what was going on. That was good for me. Once you start walking, you just focus on the end of the runway and everything else falls away.

Thinking about going on a little vacation before the holidays when I was shooting the Topshop Christmas campaign. Where should I go? #TopshopWish @topshop

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2. 'I like showing my personality on the runway'

So the Victoria's Secret show is great for that. And Balmain, because you're surrounded by powerful women [Natalia Vodianova and Natasha Poly both walked in the SS18 show], and [Balmain creative director] Olivier Rousteing encourages you to do what you want. I like to be positive on the runway; it's nice to smile.

Today is a great day for reflections on family, friendships and blessings. Realizing how much we have to be thankful for and appreciating our blessings and relationships. Happy thanksgiving everyone! 🌟

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3. 'After the Victoria's Secret show, we party'

It's fun because you see the relief from everybody after so much hard work. I love hanging out with [Victoria's Secret Angels] Taylor Hill and Jasmine Tookes. We all got announced as Angels at the same time, so we've become close.

Getting in the mood for tomorrow’s lingerie event of the century, so excited for my outfits and the runway, can’t wait for you all to see soon! Let’s do this @victoriassecret 💥 #vsfashionshow2017

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4. 'Working out is something that comes naturally to me'

If I have only 20 minutes, I do a few jump squats, some lunges, a bit of skipping, ab work, ankle weights, and then finish with a little stretch.

All smiles because I’m packing for an adventure somewhere far 🇨🇳 Let’s do this Shanghai, C U sooon! #vsfashionshow2017

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5. 'I like to mix it up because I get bored easily'

I don't enjoy cardio, but 25 minutes on the Stair-Master helps you get good bum muscles. I love a barre class, and Pilates is great to stretch it out.

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6. 'You've got to have upbeat, powerful music to exercise to'

Beyoncé and Rihanna are favourites. If I'm doing weights, I like to play house music; something that gives me energy.

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7. 'My English was horrible when I first move to New York'

But once I started working with all the girls, I learned pretty quickly. Taylor [Hill] always says, 'Let's play it by ear.' When I first heard that, I was so confused; I didn't know what she meant. But she doesn't like to plan; she prefers to see how the day rolls, so I've adopted that phrase – and attitude – too.

Source: Elle

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