Jeremy Lensink is the current Mister International Netherlands and he wil represent the Netherlands at the upcoming Mister International pageant in Myanmar. Although he is the 6th Mister International Netherlands he is just the 5th man from the Netherlands to represent our country at the international pageant as Mister International Netherlands 2014, Michael Glenn never went to the international pageant due to VISA problems.
We are sure that very tall and charming Jeremey will do very well at the pageant and will become a finalist like Vincent Cleuren (4th runner up in 2008) and Chris Veltkamp (top 6 in 2016).
But who is this 26 year old from Arnhem whose motto during the national pageant last year was: “Be Thankful for what you are now and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow”? We asked him 10 questions
Who is Jeremy Lensink?
Jeremy is a man who works hard to accomplish his goals. If I really want something, then I go for it. With this mindset I could get my university degree in Business Administration. I also became a football referee at the semi-professional level. Besides I’m a go-getter, I’m also very social. I love to spend my time with my family, friends and colleagues. I’m also a very energetic and enthusiastic person therefore my friends call me Duracell, the powerful battery haha! I love animals a lot, especially my brothers dog named Zorro. He is our family dog. Since Mister International I started with modelling, so hopefully you will see more from me in the future in this industry!
What made you decide to enter Mister International Netherlands 2017 pageant and how was it to compete?
I always wanted to become a model but in the past, I didn’t had time to go for it. I was too busy with my study business administration and football. Nor was I confident enough about my looks. Later I became more confident about myself and after I finished my study I had the time to go for my modelling career. Thanks to Chris Veltkamp, the winner of 2016, I came across Mister International. I have him on Facebook, because in 2010 we were both goalkeepers at the same football club. I thought that Mister International could help me to give me a platform where I was able to work on my portfolio. Mister International suits me well because it’s not only about the looks, it also goes about your inside. Therefore, I decided to compete for my title.
It was a great experience to participate in this pageant. I have learned a lot about photography, modelling and presenting. And I have met some new friends! Especially the final show was awesome. A dream came true to win this title in front of my family and friends.
How are you preparing for the international pageant? What is the difference between preparing for a national pageant and an international pageant?
We do a lot of preparation. With “we” I mention Lyron Martina, the national director, and me. We train almost every weekend. Skills like: posture, catwalk, presentation and social media. Besides training, I also visit other national pageants as audience and sometimes jury. I also go to the gym 4/5 times a week because I want to be in the best shape of my life during the final.
I think one of the differences between preparing for a national pageant and an international pageant is that we have more focus on the individual. At the national pageant we work with all the finalists. Now I work as the only contestant. So we can customize the training and preparation based on my needs.
Besides your height, what will be your best asset to win the international pageant?
Haha I’m quite tall for a Dutch man with Indonesian roots. Besides my height I think my enthusiasm and winner’s mentality will be my best assets to win the international pageant. I really enjoy my year as Mister International Netherlands and I’m excited to go to Yangon, Myanmar for the world final. I think my enthusiasm can help me to connect people and other contestants. My winner’s mentality will help me to go for it. Since I was young I want to win wherever I participate.
What do you have to work on the most and why?
I think I should work the most on my posture and presentation. I should work on my posture because, I just started modelling since Mister International. Therefore, I work a lot on my posture. I should work on my presentation, because this will be the first time I must present myself for a major audience.
What will you tell the other contestants at Mister International about the Netherlands that makes you proud to be dutch?
In the Netherlands you can be who you want to be. It doesn’t matter if you are for example: lesbian, gay or Muslim or Christian. We accept all cultures, religions and sexualities. Therefore, I’m proud to be Dutch.
This is the 4th time The Netherlands will be represented at Mister International. In 2008 Vincent Cleuren became 4rth RU and in 2016 Chris Veltkamp placed in the top 6. What are you going to do to become more successful than these 2 powerful men?
Vincent and Chris have done very well. I will do the best I can to go for the win. I want to show the world the true Jeremy during my stay in Yangon. So, I just try to be me to become more successful than these 2 men.
What part of Mister International 2017/2018 do you look forward to the most and why?
I look forward to meeting all the other contestants, because it’s great to have so many different cultures all together. We can learn a lot from each other! I also look forward to the big final. The final is during my father’s birthday and he will support me in Yangon at his birthday!
What is your life’s slogan and how do you live your life by it?
Enjoy every single moment in life
I try to life my life to the fullest. And to enjoy every single moment. Even appreciate all small things in life because you only have one life. So, take it to the max!
What about Jeremy Lensink in 10 years ?
In 10 years I am a lucky and successful man! I have a family with a lovely wife, 2 children and a French bull dog. And hopefully I’m an international model!
Thank you so much Jeremy and your national director Lyron for taking the time to answer our 10 questions and we wish you all the best of luck in future and for the international pageant
Photography: Sano Wahuyudi Photography
Designer : Duc Nguyen
Mua : Lyron Martina
Shoot Coordinator : Marc Kok