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November 19, 1981 |
Almere, The Netherlands
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Yfke Sturm (born November 19, 1981) is a Dutch model.
Yfke Sturm was born on November 19, 1981 in Almere, Flevoland. She was discovered in 1997 in Almere, Netherlands by an Elite Model Management scout. Shortly thereafter, she entered the Dutch Elite Model Look Contest. Winning this contest was followed by winning the 1997 International Elite Model Look Contest in Nice, France. Her career as a model was born; Sturm was 15 years old at the time. After her win, she signed exclusive contracts with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. She has had continual success since then.
Traveling all over the world has enabled her to work with renowned photographers such as: Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Riversi, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Mikael Jansen, Greg Kadel, Russel James, Mickeal Thompson, Walter Chin, Joshua Jordan, Rufen Afanador, Max Vadukul, Kelly Klein, Nathaniel Goldberg, Robert Erdmann, Richard Burbridge, Arthur Elgort, Wayne Maser, Reagan Cameron and Francois Nars.
Yfke has appeared on the covers and inside pages of the world's best known magazines, including: Vogue (American, French, German, Spanish, Greek), Elle (American, French, UK, German, Italian, Spanish); Marie Claire (American, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, UK); Cosmopolitan (American, S. America and Dutch); Glamour (American, Italian, French, Spanish and German); Harpers Bazar, Allure, Vanitifair, W, Surface, D-Magazine, Esquire, Amica and Arena.
She has been featured in many ad campaigns, including: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, DKNY, Armani, La Perla, GAP, Krizia, H&M, Carolina Herrera, J-Lo, Biotherm, Bali Underwear, Escada, Banana Republic and XOXO. She was shot for Pantene, Laboratories de Garnier (L’Oreal), Douglas, Wempe, Gant, Tumi and Yves Rocher.
Yfke also interviewed fellow top models at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show for CBS. She has been featured in the show on more than one occasion. She has appeared on numerous runways around the world including: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabanna, Dior, Versace, Chanel, Valentino, Armani, D&G, BCBG, Bill Blass, Chloe, Diane von Furstenberg, Fendi, Jil Sander, Halston, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Verses, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Sturm is represented by Munich Models, Option Model Agency, ANC-Hamburg, Germany, Next Model Management of New York and Paris, Next Model Management ofMilan, Italy, SS&M, Spain and Touche Model Management in Amsterdam.
TV host 
In 2006, Yfke became the host of Holland's Next Top Model, the Dutch version of America's Next Top Model. HNTM is shown on prime time TV and is wildly popular in Holland. This was Yfke's first experience on TV and as a host. After the second season of HNTM, Yfke decided to focus on her career as a model, as it was difficult to combine the TV work with her successful modeling career. In 2011 Yfke gave a guest appearance in Hollands Next Top Model.
Yfke is an ambassador of the Dutch Red Cross Foundation and started "Yfke 4 Kids" in collaboration with the Red Cross. This organization helps children around the world who have been diagnosed with or lost parents to AIDS. She helps to raise money in a number of ways, including: auctioning her photographs and charity dinners. On May 29th 2009 Yfke received the Talent Award at the Dutch Model Awards for her career and her commitment for the Dutch Red Cross Foundation.
Yfke's Model Secrets 
Yfke is the author of the book Yfke's Models Secrets. It offers tips about what to do in the gym, what to eat to stay fit and healthy and stories about the modeling industry.
Private life 
Yfke has been living in New York for the past 10 years, but because of her international work she is traveling around the world for a large part of the year. In between she regularly visits her family and friends in the Netherlands. Yfke was married for 3 years but divorced from her husband in 2010.
- Yfke Sturm at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Yfke Homepage - Yfke Sturm
- Yfke Sturm at the Fashion Model Directory
- Profile at IMG Models