Ilse de Boer
Breda, Netherlands native Ilse De Boer was discovered at her cousin’s senior fashion design presentation. A modeling scout was in the audience took notice of the lithe teen, and she was on the next train to Amsterdam to meet with agencies.
She recieved her big break courtesy of a string of project photographed by Ben Weller, Sebastian Kim, and Saint Laurent Paris Creative Director (and moonlighting lensman) Hedi Slimane. As the only girl, and youngest child, in a family of five older brothers, many mistake Ilse for a princess, but she’s actually quite tough. In her own words: “I think it’s important to stay humble and be patient, and no matter what, do not complain.”
Off-duty, Ilse is an avid reader, and cyclist. She also enjoys traveling (naturally!), and spends her free-time volunteering in a home care facility for the elderly battling Alzheimer’s.
by METRO Model Agency Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, May 2015