Model of the Month | Tiiu Kuik Introduction

tiiuintro Model of the Month | Tiiu Kuik Introduction

At the age of 22, Tiiu Kuik (d’management group) has quite an impressive portfolio–from walking for labels such as Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier to being photographed by Paolo Roversi and Steven Meisel, Tiiu has proved to have true staying power over the years. Like many models, she was discovered at a young age. Tiiu was only 14 when a modeling scout approached her at a local food fair in Estonia and offered her their business card. Understandably, Tiiu was doubtful about the prospect at first. “I was an awkward and tall teen–the tallest in my class and often teased for it. Modeling was the last thing on my mind.” But in the end, it was her mother who encouraged her to try modeling. “She thought it would be a good life experience and help me get over my shyness. Neither of us ever expected it to take me outside Estonia or bring in any money.” Now, Tiiu loves traveling and we can only be thankful for her mother’s encouragement.

  • Lissy

    Tiiu seems nice but, really now?-

    "I was an awkward and tall teen–the tallest in my class and often teased for it. Modeling was the last thing on my mind"

    The 'awkward, skinny, tall girl that had no friends' story is getting old.

  • Lissy

    Tiiu seems nice but, really now?-

    "I was an awkward and tall teen–the tallest in my class and often teased for it. Modeling was the last thing on my mind"

    The 'awkward, skinny, tall girl that had no friends' story is getting old.

  • Jamie

    Insensitive much? I'm sure it must have gotten old for Tiiu too when she was going through it.

  • Jamie

    Insensitive much? I'm sure it must have gotten old for Tiiu too when she was going through it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PolytheneLucy PolytheneLucy

    I love Tiiu but I wish her modeling work was more prevalent. I found out about her through Flickr…a random photographer in NYC took a pic of her.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PolytheneLucy PolytheneLucy

    I love Tiiu but I wish her modeling work was more prevalent. I found out about her through Flickr…a random photographer in NYC took a pic of her.

  • http://www.prettyisthenewblack.com/ liza

    She is a great model and a class act. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she was super-sweet and really tall, like she can't even buy pants off the rack kinda tall. The most flawless skin ever. Love her.

  • http://www.prettyisthenewblack.com/ liza

    She is a great model and a class act. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she was super-sweet and really tall, like she can't even buy pants off the rack kinda tall. The most flawless skin ever. Love her.