Give this girl a hot chocolate and an extra half hour in bed, and she’ll be ready to go. Get to know Julie, one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL!Image2What makes you #AerieREAL?

I’m #AerieREAL because what you see is what you get. When I’m going out the door, I just put on my vitamin E cream, I put some salt spray in my hair, that’s it. Maybe concealer under my eyes. I like to be natural.

Lover or fighter?

Definitely lover. I hate fights and when I’m in a fight, I always like to make up after 15 minutes.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Hot chocolate with whipped cream, especially in the cold winter days. I’ve been living in LA since March, now it’s getting a little bit more chilly and I already got my two hot chocolates last week!


What are you currently listening to?

Indie rock.

Breakfast in bed or dinner out?

Definitely breakfast in bed. I’m a morning person. I always wake up early, I make my breakfast, then I jump back in bed. I need my blankets to give me half an hour more before I start my day.

Favorite thing about spring?

Eating outside. I’m from the Netherlands, and we’re always so happy when spring starts because we can finally eat outside.

How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched?

I think it’s good for other girls to see how models look in real life. Lots of people think that there’s actually more retouching on the pictures than there is. So now with the #AerieREAL campaign, they can see how we really look.

What body positive message do you want to share with other girls?

Be confident. I think that girls who are confident are the prettiest. You should be confident in your own body no matter what size you are. As soon as you are confident and you start smiling, I think the whole world will look up to you.

What’s one thing the world needs more of?

It’s cliché, but I will say love. There are still a lot of bad things happening in the world. Now in Europe there are a lot of refugees, and if you see what’s going on and how many people are hating on them coming back into the European countries, I think that’s a sad thing. I hope that one day the world can be more peaceful.

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