No, this week’s Model to Watch isn’t Brooke Shields… although we did have to take a second glance! It’s been a while since we’ve been this excited by the looks of a new coming model. Tamara Weijenberg is a fresh face on the scene that has already garnered attention from top tier clients and fashion houses.

Tamara Weijenberg

Tamara Weijenberg Model Headshot

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Hair color: Dark blonde
  • Eye color: Green
  • Date of birth: 1992
  • Place of birth: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • Height: 5’11” ; 180cm
  • Measurements(US) 32-24-34 ; (EU) 81-61-86.5
  • Dress size(US) 3 ; (EU) 33
  • Shoe size(US) 8 ; (EU) 38.5 ; (UK) 5.5
  • Mother agency: Future Faces Model Management

You would never guess how Tamara got her start… she was the winner of Holland’s Next Top Model, Season 5. Very rarely, if ever, have we seen models go on to make names for themselves in the actual industry. On the show, the talent went by the name of Tamara Slijkhuis. After her win, she has changed her working name to what she goes by now, Tamara Weijenberg. Her mother agency, Future Faces Model Management, has said that the change was implemented to separate her from the reality show (so we apologize for bringing it up!) The agency has done a great job of that, as she is definitely being taken seriously as one of the worlds most up-and-coming models.

Since her win in 2011, Tamara has sincerely wowed us. Her resume includes the names of Valentino, Miu Miu, Chloe, Loewe, Missoni, Max Mara, Acne, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang. The last 6 additions were all added in just the Spring 2013 season! Walking in each of their shows, Weijenberg has secured an attitude all her own that top level clients have fallen head over heals for… it’s gotta have something to do with that brow line!

If you asked us what our favorite work by her would be, we’d have a tough time. We’re going to do our best. This October 2013, ELLE Netherlands selected Tamara as their cover star. She shows her ability to display a sense of stillness, something that’s incredibly difficult to produce in certain conditions. Her body language is almost lyrical in this editorial, check it out:

Tamara Weijenberg for ELLE October 2013

Tamara Weijenberg for ELLE October 2013

Tamara Weijenberg for ELLE October 2013

Tamara Weijenberg for ELLE October 2013


Also, this cover for Harper’s Bazaar Russia for December 2012:

Tamara Weijenberg Harper's Bazaar Russia

To showcase Tamara’s versatility, here’s a video of the model featured in Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2o13 campaign. In only a few seconds she captivates an audience with her demanding looks and mysterious demeanor.

Tamara Weijenberg’s complete portfolio can be found here. We invite you to take a look, but be warned; prepare to spend a while recovering from a state of awe.

What’s your favorite work of this week’s Model to Watch?

Justin Gilbert is a rising senior at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is studying Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Studio Art. This course of study stemmed from his love of design, fashion, creativity, and innovative marketing. This summer, Justin hopes to gain valuable insight and experience in the world of editorial fashion. In the future, Justin plans to be a fashion public relations professional while simultaneously growing his blog, The Style Lion, to become a staffed publication and a brand of its own.