Tell us about yourself!
My name is Cato, I’m a Dutch model from a small coast town in Holland. I grew up living in different places in the United States and the Netherlands. As a kid I had a hard time moving between countries, but funnily enough travelling is a huge part of my life now. I’ve been working as a full time international model for the past 10 years, mostly in Paris, London and New York. Now I love to travel and visit new places, so my childhood has helped me get ready for this career. Besides working as a model I am also ambassador for Dance4Life, an organisation that empowers young people to make safe choices regarding their sex life. I am currently happily living in Amsterdam, I love this city for its beauty, tranquility and “gezelligheid” (coziness). Although I enjoy travelling to very nice locations, there is no place like home…!
What is your connection to Abel?
My friend suggested Abel to me and I’ve been obsessed ever since! I have a very sensitive skin and can’t use any perfume or chemicals on my body. Synthetic scents give me dry skin or rashes. So Abel is finally a perfume I can wear all day and all night, smelling great but never causing any reactions!
What is your favourite fragrance (from Abel) and how does it make you feel?
What is inspiring you at the moment?
Recently I went on a trip with Dance4Life to Kenya, where I went to the slums to interview youngsters about the problems they face in day to day life. It was very heartwarming and touching. Standing face to face with the issues young girls face in Kenya (unwanted teenage pregnancies) made me realize how important the Dance4Life program is and how I want to do everything in my power to help these kids out as much as possible. Kenya isn’t the only place that is filled with taboos around sex. Also a liberal country like Holland face the same issues. This trip also inspired me to break these taboos in my home country and make sure people everywhere get the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to protect their health and promote safe sexual choices.