Birgit Kos is all about nature, wildlife and cars

After she starred in H&M’s 2017 summer campaign, get to know the pretty young thing a little better.
May 18, 2017

The last few years have been big for Birgit Kos. The stunner booked her first campaign just over a year ago and is now a permanent fixture at the world’s major fashion weeks – from Milan and London to New York, and Paris – walking for Chanel, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and H&M Studio, to name a handful. But being featured in H&M’s Studio show next to Gigi Hadid, Elsa Hosk and Winnie Harlow wasn’t enough, so just a couple of months later Birgit is back as one of the stars in this year’s big summer campaign.  

Behind the pretty face and powerful pout is a woman who seems to rather spend her time in the great outdoors, at hotels on the French countryside or reading fantasy novels at home, than in the midst of the fashion circus. 

We reached the 21-year-old over e-mail and had her fill out our Top Model Secrets questionnaire. Read on to get to know more about Birgit Kos.

MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
“Peter Lindbergh.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OF…
“The new H&M summer campaign!”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT/SHOW WAS…
“My Vogue Germany shoot with Peter Lindbergh.”

THE SONG/ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“I love Kovacs, she’s a new Dutch artist.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
“Being active in nature.”

For breakfast I always have bread with peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles
Birgit Kos

MY MODEL ICON IS…
“Linda Evangelista.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
“Not wearing any makeup!”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Lots of walking with my dog and a daily workout routine.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“Always use saltwater spray to give my hair a bit of texture.”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“Coming home to my little family in Zurich.” 

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
“I can't be angry, haha.”

I SMELL LIKE…
“I always use Aqua di Gioia from Armani.”

MY FAVORITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
“Wearing big pants and big sweaters.”

This job has showed me the diversity of life and different cultures
Birgit Kos

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“Buying my dream car.” 

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“A good night’s sleep does all the work.”

MY FAVORITE HOTEL IS…
“I love little old French hotels that serve lovely breakfast baskets.”

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS…
“A little restaurant in the countryside outside of Zurich. They have the best Swiss food ever!”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“Bread with peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“My sleeping pillow.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
“Stay at home in Zurich, enjoying nature with my dog.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“Surround yourself with positive energy.”

MY FAVORITE THING TO SHOP FOR WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Food, haha, and shoes.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNED…
“To be more open-minded. This job has showed me the diversity of life and different cultures.”

POST-MODELING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“I would travel more and discover all the old cultures of this world.”

MY FAVORITE TV SHOW IS…
Vikings!

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.” 

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
“To work for a charity organization that protects wildlife. Or set up one myself.”

Birgit Kos on the runway for H&M Studio S/S 2017.

BIRGIT KOS

AGE: 21

LOCATION: Zurich, Switzerland

AGENCY: The Society Management

DISCOVERED: At a shopping mall in Amsterdam when she was 14

INSTAGRAM: @birgitkos 

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