Christine Geenen is a German model with a height of 170 cm, blue eyes and blond hair. She has been featured in many magazines, few being Runner’s, Maxi, Laura, Shape, Focus, and Vriendin.
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Chrissie Geenen an exceptionally talented German model, here she talks about her fitness routine, her diet, her beauty secrets and success story.
You were born in Germany. Tell us about your early education and professional training if any. You later started working as a professional fashion and glamour model. This propelled your modeling career to the height where you have been a leading fashion and glamour model. Tell us more about your journey of hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
Yes, I was born in Germany and now live in the Netherlands but I/we are always on the go so the Netherlands feels more like a home base. Well I actually started working when I was still in high school and at first it was very much just for fun.
The entire atmosphere was fun and exciting and I just loved the energy when I was on set. To be honest, I didn’t think it would amount to anything considerable so I continued working when I could and completed by bachelor degree in Law and worked for an airline. I totally expected to go onto grad school and continue on that kind of path.
Then, work intensified and I found myself travelling more often and I found it more and more difficult to manage responsibilities that required me to be in a single location. At that point I kind of made a conscious decision that commercial photo and video work was going to be my professional focus.
Once I did finally dedicate myself more fully to my work, well that’s when everything began to snowball. But that is like everything in life isn’t it? You tend to get what you give. That being said, I feel blessed to be able to do what I do and I wouldn’t change a thing.
You have appeared on the cover of various magazines like Runner’s, Maxi, Laura, Shape, Focus, and Vriendin. Elaborate more about this amazing and inspiring journey of being a Magazine Cover Model.
It’s always something special to be on a cover, you walk around seeing your face everywhere and all your friends take selfies in the grocery store with your face in the background and send them to you. My first cover was so intimidating and I totally had imposter syndrome doing it but then you just get to work and you forget about where the end product will be. I think that is important, that you focus on what you’re doing in the moment and not what this will be or who will see it.
You are a world-leading media personality, supermodel, influencer, and brand ambassador. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
I think you may have forgotten mother, wife, daughter and friend. What is unique about the job that I do is that it is very much intertwined with my personal life, maybe more so than other occupations. The result is that I always feel pulled in multiple directions at once; a project opportunity in one place, a job in another, a birthday in another and a wedding somewhere else.
It is always difficult to find a balance between professional and personal life but I think it helps to reflect consciously on personal and professional goals, balancing them with personal and professional priorities. I love what I do and I don’t think I could ever 9 to 5 at a desk but that also means that making decisions about where to be, when and with whom can be more complicated. I’ve also realized that you can never please everyone so concentrate on those in your immediate circle and do what’s best for them and yourself.
What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you may wish to share?
Does running around after a 3 year old all day count? 🙂 I wish I could have a regime but with an ever-changing schedule and a toddler at home, I have to make time when I can. Luckily, I am always happier when I’m moving no matter what it is.
I love to go running in the morning; I find it to be the most positive and refreshing way to start the day. If I don’t have the time, I’ll try to sneak in some callisthenic HIIT in the living room. I can usually convince my toddler to join in so it’s fun for everyone. When my schedule is more flexible, I love surfing, biking, yoga and playing the occasional round of golf.
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