Lonneke Engel

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Lonneke Engel
Born (1981-06-14) 14 June 1981 (age 36)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Occupation Model
Years active 1993–2012
Spouse(s) Dirk Verest
Website http://www.lonneke.com
Modelling information
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Hair colour Dark Brown
Eye colour Blue

Lonneke Engel is a Dutch fashion model and entrepreneur. Engel is most known for her modeling work with the brand Ralph Lauren. She is the founder of lifestyle site Organice Your Life.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Engel was born on June 14, 1981 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Her younger sister, Marloes Engel, is also a model. Engel is fluent in both Dutch and English.

In November 2013, Engel married Dirk Verest, a nutrition and fitness expert, in their New York City loft.[2] They split their time between New York City and Eindhoven.


Engel began modeling at the age of 12, and after meeting Bruce Weber,[3] landed campaigns for Guess?, Versace Jeans, and Abercrombie & Fitch. She is most known for her exclusive campaigns with Ralph Lauren and Covergirl cosmetics,[4] the former being a brand she has worked with for over a decade.

Over the span of her modeling career, she starred in advertisements for Roberto Cavalli, Chanel Allure, Kate Spade Twirl, Bebe, Brunello Cucinelli, Alberto Guardiani, and London jeweller David Morris.[5] In addition to multiple magazine editorials, she also did catalog work for J. Crew and Neiman Marcus. Engel has appeared on multiple magazine covers, including Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Avant Garde, and Marie Claire. In January 2011 she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated South Africa.

She appeared in Tiësto's music video 'Love Comes Again' in 2004.[6] She also appeared in a commercial for BMW I model vehicles in 2012.[7]

In 2008 Engel founded Organice Your Life, a lifestyle site promoting organic and sustainable living. She received certification as a Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York in 2009.[8]

In 2012, after two decades of modeling, Engel retired as an active model to concentrate on her new lifestyle site. As of 2014, Engel is also the American agent for shoe designer Mano Macchiato.[9] She is working on a children's book featuring her adopted shelter dog, Vito.[10]


  1. ^ "Organice Your Life | Organic Lifestyle by Lonneke Engel". Organice Your Life. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Just Married! - Lonneke Engel - Organice Your Life". Organice Your Life. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Lonneke Engel - Vogue.it". www.vogue.it. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Cover Girl Advertisements". www.bwgreyscale.com. Archived from the original on 2004-03-05. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Lonneke Engel - Model". MODELS.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Pinterest pin". Lonneke Engel. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  7. ^ sanjagl (2012-03-04), Lonneke Engel BMW I commercial, retrieved 2016-05-20 
  8. ^ "Lonneke Engel - Model". MODELS.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Lonneke Engel". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  10. ^ "Vito the Dog - From Shelter to New York". Vito the Dog. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 

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