Tessa Bruinsma

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published August 3, 2017

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: TESSA BRUINSMA/NEXT MODELS. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.

Since her 2015 runway debut with Gucci, Tessa Bruinsma has been a fashion industry staple. This year alone the she’s walked for the likes of Calvin Klein, Valentino, Gucci, Moncler, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, Sacai, Burberry—the list goes on. When asked who she’d like to be, the Utrecht, Holland native simply says “me.” But who is that? “Still something I need to precisely find out,” she admits.

THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
My mom.

AN EVENT I WISH I’D WITNESSED:
The Dark Side of the Moon 1972 tour of Pink Floyd. 

MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
Laughter and a free feeling.

GAMES I PLAY:
PlayStation 4 games all the way! 

MY VICE:
Monty Python with chocolate chip cookies.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
My procrastination.

THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY:
That’s still something in progress.

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE:
My future.

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
Forgetting isn’t the answer.

MY GREAT MASTERPIECE:
I’m very proud of my art pieces I made over the years.

QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER:
This one. (Paradox alert!!)

ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
Don’t judge a book by its cover. 

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