Anne-Marie van Dijk
Model, Dreamer, and Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Born in The Netherlands and raised in the South of France, Anne-Marie started modeling after being scouted in Florida while observing dolphins at a local marine park. She accepted the job after realizing this could help her raise funds for a whale she was trying to save and soon booked her first job with the renowned photographer Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch. She decided to finish school before pursuing modeling full-time and after doing so was booked for her first runway show for Prada.
Over the years, Anne-Marie has worked with some of the world’s greatest fashion photographers including Steven Meisel, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier. She has graced the covers and editorial pages of Vogue and has worked with high profile clients such as Armani, Louis Vuitton and Dior.
What started with one whale and her modest contributions to its survival led Anne-Marie to the realization that her unique position as a model could enable her to do more for the environment than she had ever imagined possible.
Now, after many magazine covers, editorials and campaigns, she continues to explore opportunities afforded by her position in the fashion industry to further environmental and humanitarian awareness.
She is the founder of "CLEANSE: One Body, One Planet", a vibrant organization dedicated to bringing professional health and wellness services to the fashion industry. CLEANSE’s ultimate mission is to enable people everywhere to create sustainable paths of wellness that enrich the body and mind while also helping to preserve the health and beauty of our planet.
"Over the years, I have supported and been involved with over 25 non-profit organizations. Ironically, it is my love for nature that has led me into the world of modeling. It is my wish to maintain this delicate balance where my work as a model enables me to sustain the very projects I feel passionate about."