Babs de Jongh (33) // Has been a fulltime model since she was 17 years old // Is engaged to be married // Actually loves going to the gym // Is addicted to salt // Recently started exploring photography // Can never resist a dog // The Warrior
What made you choose The Warrior?
Being a warrior is about fighting for what you want. And when you fall off the horse, you get back up and try again. I try to live my life that way and I can sure use a gorgeous crown to help me do it.
What are your thoughts on feminism?
I am an independent woman and firmly believe in equality for women. At the same time I am the kind of woman that appreciates it when a man holds the door for you or offers to help out with carrying suitcases. I like it when a gentleman treats me like a lady. Call me old fashioned but I think that’s the kind of treatment women deserve.
Who would you like to crown?
Myra, my booker at Touché Model Management, deserves a crown for sure. She has been in the business for a long time. Taking care of the models and all the drama that comes with it. She’s been with me since the beginning and still hasn't given up. I love that she's always herself, very sincere and straightforward. She's my rock at the agency.
What has been your biggest life lesson?
I used to have quite some armour up and tend to keep people at a distance. Letting myself in recent years open up more to people and allowing them in has had a very positive effect on my life. I discovered that you get what you give. Be open and positive and good things will happen.
Do you have a mission in life?
I am at a stage where I am strongly focussing on discovering new passions. After working as a model for half of my life I am ready to spread my wings into new directions.
What inspires you to be a better version of yourself?
My girlfriends. I am fortunate enough to have a few very smart, talented and kind women as my friends.
When do you most feel like a woman?
The moments I show my vulnerability. When my armour is down and I show my true emotions.