Who is Romme Strijd?

Romee Strijd was born in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, on 19 July 1995 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds Dutch nationality. She’s a model, actress and a social media star, who’s probably known best for being a former Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Early life and education

Romee was raised in Zoetermeer alongside her younger sister Ise, by their father Marcel Strijd, and their mother Saskia Bennis; nothing is known about her parents, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father is a businessman, and that her mother is a former model.

Romee grew up being interested in sports and acting. She was a member of her elementary school’s volleyball team, as well as of her school’s drama club; Romme appeared in various plays performed at the school, as well as in a couple performed at a local theatre.

She was 13 when she was in Amsterdam, and was noticed by a modelling scout, however, Romee turned his offer down because she didn’t want to become a model at that time.

She enrolled at a local high school in 2009, and in the following year Romee changed her mind, and signed her first modelling contract, with the agency DNA. She then quit school and travelled around Europe and the US, however, Romee was overwhelmed by work, and thus returned home to complete her high school education, but hasn’t attended college.

Modelling career

At the age of 15, Romee started travelling and modelling, and spent two years between Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and New York City; she mostly worked for popular brands such as Burberry, Prada and Louis Vuitton.

It didn’t take long for her to become a sought-after model, and Romee could’ve been seen featured in magazines published in Spain, Germany, England and Turkey, amongst many other countries, appearing on the cover page of the magazine “Vogue” in various countries, as well as in several editorials of “Harper’s Bazaar”, “Elle” and “Madame Figaro”.

Romee also posed for the cover of the Dutch magazine “Vogue” in November 2020, when she was eight months pregnant.

She has walked the catwalk for many famous designers, including Calvin Klein, Giambattista Valli and Jill Stuart.

It was revealed that Romee would become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2014, made official in 2015; she quit in March 2017, and signed a contract with IMG Models, a modelling agency headquartered in New York City.

Romee Strijd

Since 2018, Romee has been the brand ambassador of Seafolly, an Australian swimwear brand.

TV appearances

Romee has four acting credits. In 2015, she starred in the short film “2016 Fashion Drop Dead Gorgeous Campaign”, while she made her debut TV series appearance in a 2015 episode of the action drama “Love Advent”. Romee then appeared in the 2016 music video “Kanye West: Wolves”, and the 2017 music video “David Guetta Feat. Justin Bieber: 2U (Victoria’s Secret Version)”.

She has made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, most recently in “The Fashion Fund”, “Celebrity Page” and “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.

Presence on social media networks

Romee is an Instagram star, and is today followed by more than seven million people, while she’s uploaded close to 2,500 pictures onto the network, most taken during her everyday life, but also during her modelling photoshoots.

She launched her Twitter account in April 2016, and has since tweeted over 15,000 times, while she’s today followed by more than 5,000 people; Romee mostly writes her opinion on various matters.

She has a Facebook page, as well, and it’s today followed by more than 5,000 people, while her most recent update was on 12 November 2021.

Romee is a TikTok star; she’s today followed by more than a million people on the network, while she has amassed close to 10 million likes of all her videos combined; most of these feature her showing off her clothes.

YouTube channel

Romee launched her YouTube channel on 3 July 2017, and it’s today subscribed to by close to two million people, and numbers over 150 million views of all her videos combined. Most of these videos show Romee working out, and giving her fans advice in regards of exercising and dieting, and we’re going to mention three of the most popular amongst these, which have helped her attract many subscribers.

Her #1 video “What I Eat In A Day As A Model // Romee Strijd” has been watched over 10 million times since 15 August 2019, and features Romee speaking of what she usually eats every day.

Her second most popular video “24 Hours Before a Victoria’s Secret Photoshoot” has been viewed over six million times since 1 December 2019 – the content is self-evident.

Her third most popular video “What we EAT in a DAY as Victoria’s Secret Models” has been watched over six million times since 10 January 2020, and features Romee showing what kind of diet Victoria’s Secret models are on.

Love life and husband

Romee started dating the Dutch model and businessman Laurens van Leeuwen in January 2010; he’s probably known best for being the son of Bert van Leeuwen, a famous Dutch TV presenter.

Romee and Laurens married in August 2020, without ceremony, but rather just received their marriage certificate; they are planning to have a proper ceremony in the Netherlands, but want to wait until the coronavirus pandemic ends.

In May 2020, Romee revealed that she was pregnant, and on 2 December gave birth to their daughter Mint van Leeuwen; she also revealed that she had previously been struggling with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and had lived seven years without having a period.

As of November 2021, Romee is married to Laurens van Leeuwen, and has a daughter with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Romee likes to travel, and her career has taken her all around the world, to many US states, including Nevada, South Carolina and Texas, and also to various Asian and European countries, with her dream travel destination being Adelaide in Australia.

She’s a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes multiple times every week.

Summer is Romee’s favorite season, as she enjoys showing off her body at the beach, playing beach volleyball and going yachting.

She likes to watch movies late at night, and her favorite actors and actresses are Eddie Redmayne, Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite films include “Les Miserables”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.

Romee likes to play video games with her husband, and her favorite is “Crash Nitro Fueled”.

Age, height and net worth

Romee’s age is 26. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 6ft (1.8m) and she weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

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