IN CONVERSATION|MAIKEL LEURINK
Hometown|Zwolle, The Netherlands
How did you get discovered?
I got scouted at a techno party, dancing for three days after my birthday!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was going to school for social work studies. I also worked at a non-profit organization helping kids with autism.
People would be surprised to know that I...
A lot of people don't know what I have been through, they mostly assume I am living a perfect life or judging or assuming me as a bad guy while I am quite the opposite.
What's your latest obsession?
Meeting people, traveling, fashion and dancing.
Your most prize possession?
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
As a dancer, Michael Jackson and basketball, Michael Jordan
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mother and friends
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Positive, Energetic and Humble
Describe your personal style:
Simple but making my own style with the clothes I buy.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Paris and Canary Islands
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
How High?—Scene: Got weed? More cushion for the pushing
Your favorite sport:
Player: Allen Iverson
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Zwolle, The Netherlands—I would take you to my hometown, show you where I grew up, introduce you to my friends, family and of course, go to a big party to make sure you would never forget!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A show about partying with mates in the weekend. Theme song: Any songs from the soundtrack Saturday Night Fever
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went to four festivals in two days, basically partying for 30 hours and was awake for 60 hours with no sleep!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
I would like to come visit you in NYC!
Berix Enesa|Patricia Cadiou-Diehl|Bananas Models (Paris)
MODEL|Maikel Leurink|Bannas Models (Paris)
Special thanks to Berix Enesa, Patricia Cadiou-Diehl and the men's board at Bananas Models (Paris); Maikel for his time spend to do the shoot in Paris with JTC and showing JTC his new pair of sneakers!