Dutch consultant is competing for Miss Netherlands 2020

28 August 2020 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

In the Netherlands, the next Miss Netherlands is soon to be unveiled. One of the ten beauty queens contending for the prestigious prize is the 23-year-old Roos Sophie van Twisk, who in her daily life works as a financial consultant.

Roos Sophie van Twist has been working as a junior financial advisor since the end of last year at a boutique Amsterdam-based professional services firms. At Rembrand Corporate Services, Roos Sophie helps clients – typically SMEs, real estate investors and private equity firms – with financial, legal and tax consulting and compliance services.

But while her clients know her best for her financial and advisory skills, outside of professional services Roos Sophie has been building an increasingly successful side career. A modelling career has seen her scoop a number of recognitions, including being crowned Miss Noord-Holland (the municipality which houses capital city Amsterdam) in 2017, and now three years down the line she is vying for what arguably is the top trophy for any female model in the country.

Dutch consultant Roos Sophie van Twisk  is competing for Miss Netherlands 2020

Together with nine other candidates – Denise Speelman, Dominique Hazeleger, Fae Milder, Leyla Haji-zade, Rosalin van Tuijl, Sanne ten Kate, Sharida Senior, Sigrid Boersma and Sophie Alink – Roos Sophie is one of the ten finalists for the Miss Netherlands 2020 competition.

While Roos Sophie initially was hesitant to share the news with her colleagues, having now reached the final convinced her the time was right to break the news. “I had trouble telling my collegaues. I work as a junior consultant in a corporate and ‘stiffer’ environment. That is why I decided to wait a bit before telling them,” she said to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. 

Her concerns however turned out to be unfounded. After hearing the news, they reacted “very positive and supportive” and “they are one hundred percent behind my candidature.” Meanwhile, her employer has taken the opportunity to support Roos Sophie in chasing her dream, offering “flexibility when needed.”

With her participation in the Miss Netherlands contest, the young professional wants to “encourage and support other women in pursuing their professional career ambitions.” She also hopes that the recognition will place a lens on the growing efforts for diversity in the professional services sector – traditionally a male-dominated industry. At Rembrand Corporate Services, half of the 20-strong are women. 

The final of Miss Netherlands 2020 takes place on Monday, August 31st. To win the competition, the ten beauties will have to come through three stages: a catwalk in fashionable casual wear, a round in bikini and one in glamourous dresses. The competition’s winner will represent the country in the international Miss Universe contest which takes places in the spring of 2021.