Daphne Groeneveld is a Dutch model best known for appearing on the 2010 December/January cover of Vogue Paris alongside Tom Ford, considered to be a supermodel by some fashion experts and magazine editors. She is currently the face of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty.
Years active: 2010–present
Born: December 24, 1994, 28 years old and 9 months, Leiderdorp, South Holland, The Netherlands
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5 ft 11 in / 1,80 m
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Measurements: 31.5-23.5-35 in / 80-60-89 cm
Bra size: 32A US – 70A EU
Her family moved to Voorschoten when she was 12. She attended her high school there only.
Siblings – 1 older brother
Groeneveld was discovered by her agent at Bloom Management, who asked if she had ever considered modeling. While her first runway season was the Fall/Winter 2010 season in Milan, her career took off after her Fall/Winter 2011 season. She was awarded the title of Best Dutch Model at the Marie Claire Netherlands Fashion Awards in 2011.
She has appeared on the covers of French, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Thai Vogue, British and French Elle, Spanish Harper’s Bazaar, French, Russian and Japanese Numéro, V, i-D, LOVE, Glamour, Korean W and many independent magazines.
Groeneveld has walked for Gucci, Fendi, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Chanel, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Max Mara, Dior, Jason Wu, John Galliano, Loewe, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Vera Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Shiatzy Chen, Versace, Yeezy, Jeremy Scott, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Mugler, Rochas, Anna Sui to name a few.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Tom Ford, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, DSquared2, Jill Stuart, Barneys New York, H&M and Jean Paul Gaultier.
As of May 2017, she was ranked on the Money Girls ranking on Models.com.
Daphne has appeared in a short movie, ART COUTURE. She played her role with the contemporary artist, Jan Lisman.
First TV Show
Daphne walked in the Ready to wear – Autumn / Winter 2010 fashion show for designers like Antonio Marras, Emporio Armani, Federico Sangalli, Giorgio Armani, Hogan, Pollini, Versus.
Daphne Favorite Things
Models – Lara Stone, Doutzen Kroes
Color – Pink
Place – Italy
Designers – There is no favorite in this category for her. But, she likes doing work with Riccardo Tisci, Donatella Versace, Louis Vuitton and Francisco Costa.
She has interests in listening to Beyonce‘s music, doing ballet, dancing. As a child, she had played field hockey.
Lindsey Wixson, Jessica Clarke, Josefien Rodermans, Romee Strijd are her friends.
She was discovered when she was doing shopping with her mother in Amsterdam, and a woman randomly approached her.
She first learned catwalk from her agent and then practiced the same at home for about 10 minutes daily.
Daphne had received dancing lessons from Madonna for a Miu Miu ad campaign video.
Her trademark – “I want it, I like it, I do it!”
If she weren’t a model, she would have been running a hotel. And, she still wants to open one.
She has been included in the list of “Top 50 Models” by models.com.
When she was asked for a beauty tip, she said by advising people – “Never put a knot in wet hair—your strands will break!”
After every fashion show, she cleans her skin with Chanel Demaquillant Yeux Intense Eye Makeup Remover.
Chanel Mascara is a must have, according to Daphne.