Josje Huisman

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Josje Huisman
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Background information
Birth name Josina Cornelia Huisman
Born (1986-02-16) 16 February 1986 (age 31)
Origin Heusden, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, dancer host
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Studio 100, Sony BMG
Associated acts K3
Website www.k3.be

Josina Cornelia "Josje" Huisman (born 16 February 1986 in Heusden) is a Dutch singer, actress, dancer, host and writer best known as the second blonde member of the girl group K3. She was chosen in the television show K2 Zoekt K3 in 2009 and was part of the group until 2015.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Josina Cornelia Huisman was born in Heusden, the Netherlands. She was a daughter of a vicar. She took ballet class as a child at school. In 2008, Huisman completed her studies at the Dansacademie Lucia Marthas in Groningen. She took musical lessons.[1]

K3[edit]

Huisman entered the television talent contest K2 zoekt K3 where the winner would become the new thirth member of hit sensation K3, a Belgian group. The contest was broadcast in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium and the Netherlands. At October 3, 2009, Huisman won the much publicized talent show. She was the favorite of the viewers, the judges and the other two members of the band K3. By winning the contest, Huisman became a member of K3.[2]

The first single with Huisman, Mamasé became very successful and went platina. Becoming part of the group, Huisman moved to Antwerp, Belgium. While Huisman was a member of K3, the group released 4 albums, two movies and two television shows, performed in 7 tours and 1 musical. During her time as a member of the band, Huisman was a favorite subject of the tabloids, often publicizing about her relations with other celebrities, such as Gert Verhulst, Johnny de Mol and Kevin Janssens or her changing looks.[3][4][5]

Besides K3, Huisman starred in the Dutch series Fashion Planet (2014) and took part in the reality contest Dansdate (2014) where she became the semi-finalist with her then-boyfriend, Kevin Janssens. She performed in the musical Wickie de Viking (2015-2016).[6][7]

At March 18, 2015, K3 announced that the current band members would quit the band after finding new members. A new television talent contest, K3 zoekt K3 aired. At November 6, 2015, the three new members of K3 were chosen. Following the show, the old and the new K3 launched a tour together. It was a goodbye tour for Huisman and the other old members and a debuting tour for the new members. At May 8, 2016 Huisman performed for the last time as a member of K3.[8][9]

It-girl[edit]

At August 31, 2016, Huisman released her first book, Dresscode Josje. At October 1, 2016, she was one of the celebrities entering a boxing contest to promote the new television channel, CAZ. She participated in December, 2016, at the celebrity quiz, De Slimste Mens ter Wereld.[10][11][12]

A new Beauty and the Beast (musical) premiered at December 10, 2016, at Flanders Expo in Ghent. Huisman performed as Belle.[13]

Discography[edit]

Main article: K3 discography
Studio albums

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 K2 Zoekt K3 Herself Winner, search for the new K3 member
De Wereld van K3 Host Talkshow, 2009–present
2010–2013 Hallo K3! Josje, main role Sitcom, screen-acting debut
2012 K3 Bengeltjes Josje, main role Feature film, spin-off of the sitcom, movie-debut
2014 K3 Dierenhotel Josje, main role Feature film, spin-off of the sitcom
2014-2015 K3 Kan Het! Josje, main role Reality show, where K3 makes wishes of children come true

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