Lonneke Engel (born June 14, 1981 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is a Dutch fashion model living in New York City with her husband Dirk and her dog Vito. Discovered at age 13 by photographer Bruce Weber, some of her first clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess?, Ralph Lauren and Chanel. She is a Certified Health Counselor, and founder of Organice Your Life®.
Lonneke is mostly known for her work for Ralph Lauren. She has worked for him for 15+ years, including an exclusive 6 year contract. Since 1995, Lonneke has continuously been working in the top of the fashion industry, by doing many high-profile exclusive campaigns for different brands and magazines. Besides her contract with Ralph Lauren, she also has had multiple other contracts including a 3 year exclusive with Covergirl cosmetics, and a multiple year contract with Anais Anais by Cacharel. Her career includes work for different Vogues, Elle, Marie Claire, Elizabeth Arden, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Clarins, Bobbie Brown, Wolford, BMW to name a few. She has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Lonneke has retired from modeling in 2012 after a very successful career of 18 years in the fashion industry.After suffering from a burnout in 2012-2013, she now focuses mainly on her love for writing, and supporting others, including the artists Mano Macchiato. Her published work includes most of the the articles on Organice Your Life® and her returning column on the website of Dr.Oz & Dr. Roizen: YouBeauty.com. She is in the process of writing her first children’s book and her first Organice Your Life® cookbook. Lonneke focuses on special projects that most of all, promote eco-conscious & healthy living.