Sylvie Francoise Meis, also widely known as Sylvie van der Vaart is simply and fondly addressed as Sylvie Meis. She is a famous Dutch super model and television personality based in Germany.
She was born on April 13, 1978 in Breda, Netherlands. She is partly of Dutch East Indies origin.
Her Educational Background
Sylvie Meis is a graduate from the University of West Brabant (Dutch: Hogeschool West-Brabant).
Sylvie Meis has successfully established and carved a niche for herself as a top and reputable supermodel.
Sylvie Meis Career
Sylvie Meis started off as a model at the age of 18 and has modeled for several reputable organizations across Netherlands and Germany.
She thereafter ventured into acting, with good number of movies to her credit. They include:
- Fox Kids
- MTV Netherlands (2003, VJ)
- TMF Nederland
- Das Supertalent
- Let’s Dance
- Wedden dat ik het kan
Sylvie Meis is also a TV personality. She speaks English, Dutch and German languages fluently.
The South African diva is a recipient of several prestigious awards, most notably as:
- 2003 Netherlands’ Sexiest Female of the year.
- 2011 Media Women of the Year Award.
- 2012 Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (together with Daniel Hartwich).
Her Personal Life
Sylvie Meis is said to have had series of relationship in her life journey.
Firstly, she was in a relationship with a popular footballer named Rafael Van Der Vaart in the year 2003. On the 10th of June 2005, she and Rafael Van Der Vaart got married.
May 28th, 2006, their son named Damián Rafael van der Vaart was born. Some media platforms described the couple as the “new Beckhams”, but Sylvie Meis and Rafael Van Der Vaart preferred to be addressed as normal couple.
June 16 2009, Sylvie Meis announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a series of surgeries. She however revealed that she was free from cancer in May 2009 after a post-op chemotherapy was carried out.
In 2010, Sylvie Meis remorsefully admitted that she once cheated on her husband, Rafael Van Der Vaart. According to Meis, her husband found out about her extra-marital affairs through her emails with a KLM airline pilot, which turned out to be the beginning of the end of their marriage.
Their relationship finally came to an end on January 2nd 2013 and Sylvie acknowledged the annulment of their union after claiming Rafael Van Der Vaart struck her in front of their guests.
Sylvie Meis and Rafael Van Der Vaart finally got divorced in December 2013.
In April 12, 2017, Sylvie Meis again engaged to another man named Charbel Aouad, but the relationship was short live as they divorced in October 2017 barely one year of marriage.
In 2020, Sylvie Meis entered into another relationship with Niclas Castello which eventually blossomed into marriage.
Sylvie Meis is an epitome of beauty. She was once named the sexiest female in the Netherlands in 2003 when she met her ex-husband, Rafael Van Der Vaart. They were indeed so popular that they were nicknamed the most popular couple in the Netherlands.
In 2010, Meis participated in the third season of the German show titled Let’s Dance. In April the same year, she took over as the Deutschland Sucht den Superstar judge from the former Judge named Nina Eichinger during the final of the 7th season of the Let’s Dance show.
Sylvie Meis Net Worth
Sylvie Meis has remained one of the highly respected and celebrated model and TV personalities in Netherlands and in the indeed global entertainment space with an estimated net worth of over $2 million dollars.
Sylvie is very prominent on social media with large fan base. You can reach or follow her on:
- Instagram handle: @Sylviemeis
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