10 things you need to know about parker van noord

Meet the 18-year-old son of one of the world’s most successful male models.

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15 March 2016, 10:40am

They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, which is especially true of father and son duo, Andre and Parker van Noord. With a career spanning over 30 years,  Andre van Noord is arguably one of the most successful male models in the industry. Hot on his heels, though, is his 18-year-old son, Parker. With an infectious smile and impossibly good looks, he really is his father's son. Just 14 years old when he first tried his hand at modelling - it was for a shoot with his dad for a Dutch magazine - he's been slowly carving out a career for himself ever since. With the whole world at his feet, here are 10 things you need to know about the teenage heartthrob.

1. He's still studying

"I just started a four year course at university, studying International Business Management . Very boring."

2. But he manages to squeeze in a bit of modelling on the side

"Usually I'm free on Monday so I can leave for a shoot on Friday and come back in time for my lessons. I value education more. When I finish I'll be 21, that's still young enough to do a lot of things."

3. He started modelling because of his dad

"When I was younger, my father was already modelling; I noticed he was doing something in front of the camera but I never really knew what it was. But then when I was 14 we had a shoot together, for a Dutchmagazine, and we found that I also had a natural feeling for the camera. So I signed with an agency.

4. Working with his dad is actually pretty fun

It's cool because whenever we do a job together he gives me tips and tells me what to do.

5. His career highlight was walking for Cerruti

I loved doing the Cerruti show, they wanted my dad to be able to see me so they flew him in and we got to hang out in Paris for a week.

6. This is who would play him in the movie of his life….

"Obviously Leonardo Dicaprio."

7. He's a big fan of Johnny Cash

"Johnny cash, I'm A really big fan."

8. He's a very busy guy

"I love football. I'm also learning multiple languages, I think learning languages is one of the biggest achievements a person can have. Next year I want to learn Japanese."

9. His friends would describe him as…

"A good friend, someone they like to hang out with, creative, and cool."

10. He has big dreams

"When I finish, my plan is to model for a couple of years and see where that gets me, who knows maybe I will have made enough money to start my own business? With modelling you're always the product, and I don't want to be the product; I want to create stuff myself."

Credits


Parker van Noord at NEXT Models