Jill de Jong


"The best accessory a girl can own is confidence."

Jill is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Jill’s success as a model is well known, appearing in an impressive amounts of campaigns, magazines and TV commercials. She has worked for big brand names such as L’oreal, St. Ives, Avon, Redken, Izod, Conair, Ralph Lauren, Escada and many more.

After a 13 year modeling career Jill started sharing her passion for food, health and nutrition through her blog “Models Do Eat”. Jill’s fun, inspiring messages and delicious recipes quickly became popular. She continued her journey at the Institute of Intergrative Nutrition and got cetified as a Health Coach.

Jill inspires many to not only eat healthier, but also to make better choices in all area’s of life. She believes that a healthy and balanced diet contributes to a clear mind and a positive attitude, so that you can more easily take on ANY challenge.

What motivates you?

The connection, love and excitement I feel for life!

Describe a difficult situation you were in and how you overcame it?

Transitioning from a money driven career to a passion driven career. I’ve been blessed with a succesful and long modelling career. I felt at one point it was time to start thinking about my next move and tried a few different things but didn’t feel satisfied. I wanted to find something with passion and purpose and found the answer in the shower: I asked myself “what am I passionate about”? I looked over at the shampoo bottle (kiss my face) and the label said “Do what comes naturally”. What comes naturally? What are my happiest moments during the week? It then hit me; every time I go to the farmers market I come back filled with joy; I love filling my fridge up with great products and preparing delicious meals. That’s it; I’m passionate about food, health and nutrition and that’s what my new career is going to be about. I didn’t know what it would look like, all I knew was that I found my passion and that I would figure out the rest

What are your goals for the future?

I’d like to have my cookbook published and collaborate with other like minded profesionalls to keep inspiring and supporting a large number of people to take charge of their health and life.

What’s your favorite snack?

Juicy apples, chocolate (caramel + sea salt) & nuts

What is your favorite quote?

The best accessory a girl can own is confidence

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