Nadja Bender fashion model
June 3, 1990
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
33-25-34.5 in | 84-63-88 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Nadja Bender was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 3, 1990, is an Danish model. She was discovered through Facebook, at age of 21, by model scout from modeling agency Gossip Model Management. She made her catwalk debut for the Alexander Wang and Rodarte in New York in September 2011.
Long time highly ranked on The Money Girls List by models.com.
She featured in the short video The Return (2013), written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Her hobbies are to read books and watch Japanese movies.
Lives in New York.
Sunday Telegraph UK, Vogue Mexico, Sunday Times Style, Costume, The Last Magazine, Black Magazine, Manifesto, Harper's Bazaar UK, Glass, Vogue Ukraine, Elle France, T Magazine China, Muse Magazine, Vogue Russia, Scandinavia SSAW, Numero, Antidote, Dansk, Madame Figaro, Elle Denmark.
PINKO, Jimmy Choo, Nine West, Gucci, Escada, Chanel, Hugo Boss, Helmut Lang, Chloe, Alberta Ferretti, Etro, H&M, Anne Sofie Madsen.
Walked runway for Balmain, Etam, Chanel, H&M, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino, Philipp Plein, Jean Paul Gaultier, Emilio Pucci, Blumarine, Dsquared2, Stella McCartney, Barbara Bui, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli.
Represented by agencies Paris Oui Management, London Premier Model Management, Copenhagen Gossip Model Management.
Karl Lagerfeld is amazing. Some people in fashion are indecisive when it comes to having an artistic point of view, but Karl says, 'I want this', and we get something like 12 pages done in three hours.
I thought I was too old to be a model, it wasn't really something I had considered - I didn't know anything about fashion. But I love it and I'm going to go back to university and maybe study history or criminology, whatever I find interesting.
I remember my first season in New York, and I was a mess. I didn’t know anybody or where anything was. Completely confused and running around like a little chicken!
I still think of myself as the same person before I started. I think it’s just being yourself and not getting sucked into all the craziness. Because it does get crazy – I think you’re traveling 320 days a year, you don’t have time for anything.
Just be yourself but don’t over do it. There are so many girls right not so you have a tendency to think that you have to do more than just be a model. Which I think comes across as trying to be something you’re not.
I have 12 tattoos now but I keep the most of them small. I have a lot of sayings and all my friends and family did the handwriting of most of them. It’s kind of a reminder of them.