Ymre Stiekema is a Dutch model who realized in 2013 that she has been relying on her past model success from early on in her career and she went on the attack to change this perception. Ymre in October 2013 earned the cover of Vogue Netherlands and became known as a model unafraid of performing provocative photos shoots for her "The Master and the Girl" photo in the magazine which showed her breasteeding with a nuns hat on and not much else.
This past runner-up in the Elite Model Look 2008 contest demonstrated the edgy, sophisticated modelling look in 2013 that initially made her one of the most in-demand young models prior to her becoming a mother in 2012. In 2013 she returned to the modeling runway in several shows, became a featured model in the Dior campaign and was prominently featured in several magazines.
It seems as if motherhood has refocused Ymre. Prior to becoming a mother to her daughter in December 2012 she was considered a model with the potential to be a supermodel but she never seemed to have the drive or focus. However, now that she is a parent she has become very focused on her career and this is evident in the amount of work she is taking on as a model and the type. She knew that the reputation about most models who become mothers is that they are less willing to pose in roles that considered very provocative and cutting edge and yet when the opportunity presented itself she posed for a picture that ensured that photographers and fashion designers would look at her as a model willing to push the boundaries and not one fearful of how she would be viewed by others because she was now a mother.
Ymre Stiekema became aware in 2013 upon her return to modelling that she may not have fully appreciated how competitive the world of modelling is because she was always one of the top models during her young career which started at the age of 15, and how quickly one can become irrelevant when they leave the world of modelling.
Her workload in 2013 combined with her edgy photo shoot in "Vogue Netherlands" has made her a model who once again has the attention of the top designers. Ymre Stiekema must now capitalize on the momentum that she has established in her modelling career and look to pair herself with companies that will help her make Ymre Stiekema a household name as a brand ambassador for clothing and other products.