Patricia van der Vliet

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Patricia van der Vliet
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Born Patricia van der Vliet
(1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 24)
Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Years active 2008–
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Measurements 33-24-35 (84-61-89)
Dress size 32-34 EU/2-4 US

Patricia van der Vliet (born July 14, 1989) is a Dutch fashion model, who placed fourth in the fourth cycle of the reality television show Holland's Next Top Model.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

She was born in Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Prior to auditioning for Holland's Next Top Model, she worked as a salesperson and a junior college student assistant.

Holland's Next Top Model[edit]

Van der Vliet competed against ten other contestants and came fourth in Cycle 4 of Holland's Next Top Model. She was selected as one of the finalists to enter the 'Top Model mansion'. She was often praised for her potential and stunning photographs but was criticized for her bland personality.

Just a day before the live finale of the fourth cycle, it was confirmed that contestant Patricia van der Vliet would be a finalist, after being in the hospital, suffering from Crohn's disease.[1] The Dutch viewers could vote for their favorite model during two weeks before the finale. But, people where unsure if van der Vliet would be a finalist, so they didn't vote for her. In the liveshow, van der Vliet was eliminated, due to having the least votes of the viewers among the other finalists, the judges were shocked and disagreed with the viewers, saying Patricia was the true winner of the cycle.[2][3]

Career[edit]

She is currently signed with Elite Models in Amsterdam, New York Model Management in New York, Union Models in London, Elite Model Management in Paris and Milan, Munich Models in Munich and Action Management in Athens. She used to be signed with Nathalie Agency in Paris and Why Not Model Agency in Milan.

She made her runway debut during Spring/Summer 2010 shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. She walked for Celine, Dries van Noten, Herve Leger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Loewe, Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. She opened Louis Vuitton and BCBG Max Azria and she closed Balenciaga, Preen and Giles Deacon. She is also the first NTM contestant to walk for Prada, which she was an exclusive for.

Shortly after her runway debut, style.com and models.com named Patricia one of the top-10 newcomers that season, making her one of the most buzzed about faces of the moment. After her successful debut, she appeared in editorials for a lot of blue chip magazines, including Numéro, Interview, W, Allure, French Elle, and Italian, Japanese, British, Chinese, Russian, German, and American Vogue.

She appeared in campaigns for Balenciaga, Burberry, Sonia Rykiel, H&M and Nicole Farhi and lookbooks for Alexander McQueen and Bergdorf Goodman. She also walked for the S/S 10 Couture show of Givenchy and the F/W 10 and S/S 11 Couture show of Valentino.

For the Fall 2010 season, she walked a total of 50 shows, including Balenciaga, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.

Patricia was ranked 29th on the international model ranking website models.com,[4][5] a first for any Top Model contestant.

Spring 2011 was another great show season for her, walking in a total of 46 high-profile shows, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. Despite being sick, Fall 2011 was another great season for her, walking in 31 high-profile shows such as Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani and Chanel.

In August 2010, Patricia appeared on her first Vogue cover for Vogue Beauty, Nippon (Japan). She also appeared on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Vogue China, alongside American supermodel Karlie Kloss, making it her second Vogue cover. In April 2011 she appeared on the cover of Vogue Nippon Isetan Mania, the supplement cover of Vogue Nippon.

She also appeared on the cover of the January 2011 edition of Elle France and the Spring/Summer 2011 cover of Grey Magazine, shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, following in the footsteps of the likes of Karolina Kurkova, Constance Jablonski, Hannelore Knuts and Karlie Kloss.

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