An Afternoon with Model Neels Visser

An Afternoon with Model Neels Visser

As the first male ambassador of Maybelline New York and aspiring DJ, IMG model Neels Visser is a busy man. Here, he makes time to visit the VMAN office, take a quick trip around the neighborhood, and answer a few of our essential questions.

As the first male ambassador of Maybelline New York and aspiring DJ, IMG model Neels Visser is a busy man. Here, he makes time to visit the VMAN office, take a quick trip around the neighborhood, and answer a few of our essential questions.

Photography: Emma Blanchard

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?

I would be Batman for sure; I think that he’s really mysterious.

Who inspires you? Why?

I would say A$AP Rocky inspires me. I think that he’s done a really amazing job of cultivating a unique culture between music and fashion. That’s something I want to emulate in my own way.

Where is your favorite place in the world and why?

My favorite place in the world is Tokyo because I think the culture is so amazing, the people are amazing, and the food is amazing. The city has so much to offer. There are so many little areas within the city that are so unique for all different reasons. It a cool place to explore, there’s a lot to see and take in.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play you?

Ryan Gosling. He’s cool, but also the right amount of soft and nice.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Damn, it would either have to be sushi or Italian. Probably pasta with vodka sauce; the pasta would have to be spicy and have chicken and basil. If it were sushi, it would be yellowtail rolls.

If you were a singer, what would the name of your debut album be?

Well I am an artist, but I would say Living Regal. That is the way I want to brand myself. Living regal means live the way you want because you can. I like to inspire my audience to live the way they want, because they can. 

What are your three biggest fears?

Snakes, for sure. Airplane crashes also because I fly all the time and I always feel like I’m going to be on the plane that crashes. The last would be the dark, I am terrified of the dark.

I gave you $100,000 to start a business, what would you start?

Well, that’s a tricky question because I actually am starting multiple businesses. It would probably be something charitable though because I haven’t created any companies that are charitable yet, but its something that I really care about. It would probably have something to do with education research. I’d like to find better ways to educate the youth of America and in the world. I think the education system is completely outdated.

If you were a car, what type would you be?

I would be the old Ferrari in Ferris Buellers day off (1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder.) Its classic looking, fast, loud, but its got a mysterious vibe. I feel like its something James Bond would have driven.

 Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?

I would rather fight 100 duck sized horses. That would be a sight to see. My strategy would be bringing them to water because horses can’t swim that well and they are also small, I would definitely out swim them.

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