Dutch beauty Romee Strijd won the modeling lottery. In 2014 she joined the roster at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show; in 2015, she was named an Angel; and this month, she has been announced as the face of VS's new fragrance called XO, Victoria. Getting cast in a solo campaign is a BFD when your competition includes names like Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, and Alessandra Ambrosio. But Romee proved she has what it takes to star in commercials (which you can exclusively preview, below!) and photo ads much like the supermodel footsteps she fills.
After chatting with Romee on the phone, it was clear she has that effortlessly gorgeous unicorn quality the other Angels possess. She credits water as the best makeup remover, DIYs beach waves by wearing her hair in a simple bun, and is a French pharmacy junkie. She won me over when she shared an endearing story that before she got into modeling, she wanted to be a cleaning lady (she liked to help her mom tidy their home). And just like me, she looks up to Gigi Hadid for having a wildly successful career. If you already feel like you want to be friends with Romee, then keep reading to fall more in love with her girl-next-door personality.