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MAYA STEPPER

Models | Sep 4, 2017

How did you get into modelling?

The classic: I was scouted on the street! My first job ever as a swimwear campaign shot in beautiful Curaçao. I thought it was a once in a lifetime "lucky" thing. After that job I went back to university. But the requests kept flying in. I never thought modeling would be something I'd ever do!!!

What has been your favourite job to date?

There was one day where all I had to do was eating strawberries and play with a puppy. I was like: I get payed to do this?! Amazing!

What advice would you want to have been given 5 years ago?

Always follow your dreams. No matter what other people think. You can't make anyone happy if you're not happy with yourself.

What would be your dream job?

I am proud to say I wouldn't choose any different at the moment.

If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing?

I have always felt most in peace when being productive and creating. I can never just do one thing...I am a true workaholic. I would probably be somewhere in a creative job. I have studied industrial design for a while. At the moment I am working on a secret project. So that's what I do besides modeling. Pssst...

Tell us some of your Hawaii highlights?

Hiking up the Koko crater was my absolute highlight of the trip. The hike is very intense but the view afterwards makes you feel like the biggest champ! ;-) And of course all the magical rainbows in the morning, the colorful sunsets, the delicious food...I could go on and on. Hawaii has the best vibes!

Where is your next travel destination?

I am currently sitting at the airport in Mallorca where I worked a few days and now I'm off to spend my weekend in Ibiza.

How do you pass the time at airports and in the air?

I pass my time reading books or doing my mails...And the moment I sit down in a plane I usually pass out right away. I'm an easy sleeper.

What is your go to beauty products when travelling?

Lipbalm and sheet masks which I smack on during long flights to keep my skin glowing and also to scare away everyone that might try to interrupt me sleeping. Hahaha!

Finish this sentence

Last Saturday night I ... Had a dinner with myself I and some red wine at my hotel in Mallorca.

I wish I never ... Had dropped my camera with all my photos from my travels in Nepal into a river.

I can’t stop ... Saying "never say never" :-P 

Life is all about ... Finding happiness within yourself