Friday, October 28, 2016



Name|Ruben Verkiak
Hometown|Amsterdam, Holland

How did you get discovered?
I was actually asleep on the train and a model scout woke me up and ask me if I would interest in modeling? I have also been approached through facebook, in the Starbucks, a train again and on the street. All by different agencies throughout Holland. I guess, you can say, something tells me I should give modeling a try...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying aviation engineering and graduated last year (Bachelor's degree). I also sell cheese on the street market with my dad's company as a part time job.
People would be surprised to know that I...
want to become a pilot one day!
What's your latest obsession?
Peanut butter from the Netherlands (Calve Pindakaas)
Your most prize possession?
Old cheese from North Holland. The aged kind, the older the cheese, the more delicious it is!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When I was young, different soccer players of Ajax, like Johan Cruijff and Marco Van Basten!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend Emma, I been in a relationship with her for two years now. We are both from the Netherlands and live quite close by but I met her on holiday in Spain!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Organized, Curious and Determine
Describe your personal style:
More casual but like to wear a suit as well in certain occasion, flat shoes cause I am already quite tall! :) and skinny jeans with a sweater, pullover and t-shirt, get the picture?
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Barcelona, Spain—I love Spanish culture, language and food
At this point, I want to travel around the world, after almost 17 years of school life in Holland. See as many different places as possible. First stop, NYC!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Wolf of Wall Street—Scene: Actor Leonardo Di Caprio's character on stage with his hands wide open. It's also the only book I bring with me to NYC from The Netherlands!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Ajax, Amsterdam
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo—My friends in Holland will sometimes call me Cristiano as well. They think we look alike!
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?
Amsterdam, Holland—To my dad's company in a small village in the Netherlands, which is a store for two days a week and where the most incredible cheeses are stored!
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 traveling and all things Spanish! Theme song: Deephouse Songs by Robin Schulz
Craziest thing you ever done:
I got into a fight! It would be first and last time (I am not a fighter!) Drunk and fought over a girl, of course! :)
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
A range rover car!

Kadeem Johnson|DNA Models
MODEL|Ruben Verkiak|DNA Models
Special thanks to Ruben Verkiak and the men's board at DNA Models; Ruben for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!

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