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Christel van den Berg What is it like to live in New York and do you like it? I love New York and it feels like home to me more than the Netherlands does. My favorite way to spend my free time is to go shopping, clubbing, or hang out with friends. I also love visiting a museum or going to a coffee shop to read a good book. Since I work 5 or 6 days a week and started modelling on the side, my days can get pretty busy! Do you experience big cultural differences between the Netherlands and the USA? Yes! Everything here is fast, on-the-go, and business oriented. New Yorkers also differ a lot from Dutch people. For instance, they don’t cook. In the 5 months I have been here, I never cooked a meal. What I like about the people here is that they are really welcoming and always try to make conversation. What is the coolest thing you have done/experienced so far? The coolest thing was working at world’s most important fashion shows from brands such as Coach, Marc Jacobs, Moschino and Versace. It felt unreal when I was in the same room as Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Hill, and the list goes on! At the Versace fashion show, I even had the chance to meet Blake Lively and take a picture with her. Do you have any other tips or things you would like to share? If you are doubting, just go! You’ll never regret it, because you will either enjoy it, or learn from it. 20 21