Elize Been

Model and artist

From drawing to modeling, I love creating new things (and I love dogs..) Everything I have created in my life is a result of my passion, belief and dedication. I believe that everything is possible if you believe in yourself, regardless of what others might tell you. I love to inspire others to chase their dreams. 


Working for several years as a social worker in Utrecht, I had never expected to become an artist or a professional model. For years as a social worker I have guided vulnerable people with difficulties, ​such a homeless people, and helped them to get back on track. After a long period, I decided to quit my job and start living my dream: to work as a professional international model and combining my art with a travel lifestyle.  


This combination suits me perfectly. 2018 was the start of a new adventure in Cape Town. This city offered everything that excites me, a magical place where life is precious, adventurous, hectic and both raw and beautiful at the same time. In a few months I had succeeded in building a new life for myself, surrounded by people that loved me and cared about me.

Keeping this in mind, my heart will always be in Utrecht. There is no place like home with old friends my boyfriend, my bicycle and the companionship of my four-year-old dachshund, Belle. 




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A portrait documentary about Elize Been

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