Since making her runway debut at 14 years old, Dutch model Roos Abels has been an industry darling. The Prada muse, Vogue cover girl and new face of Elite Miami reflects on life in the Magic City.
Amerongen, the Netherlands.
Server at an all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant. I was fired because I kept dropping ice cream, oops.
Being a mother, being able to inspire others.
Is there a model that you really look up to?
Cindy Crawford. I’m lucky to call her a friend. Beyond her amazing career and successful businesses, the way she interacts with others is so inspiring. She is so thoughtful and generous with her time and energy.
Runway or print?
Print. It’s more intimate when you get to work so closely with people on a special project.
First thing you thought of this morning?
Three things I’m grateful for: my health, my puppy Harley and being in Miami!
Beauty ritual that you follow every day?
SPF, SPF and SPF! Most important thing you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
Favorite thing to eat?
I’m currently obsessed with the kale Caesar wrap from Pura Vida. I eat it almost every day.
Least favorite thing to eat?
Meat! I grew up as a vegetarian and still rarely eat it.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Thoughtful, straightforward, down to earth.
What is your favorite slang?
Mood! I can’t stop saying it.
Do you have a favorite hobby?
I just picked up playing the piano again; I used to play it when I was younger. I also started doing embroidery recently, and of course being in Florida I have been fishing. It’s been really fun during this time to try out new things.
What song do you know all the words to?
Anything Frank Ocean.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Most interesting app on your phone?
It’s not a particular app, but I have all my apps color coordinated. Some people think it’s a bit psycho, but I love having it so organized.
Greatest discovery since you moved to Miami?
To get out of Miami Beach and explore different neighborhoods. I love going to Wynwood, walk around to see the art and have dinner at Mandolin.
Advice to aspiring models?
Find a legitimate agency to represent you!
Photography by: by Frederic Pinet