Thursday, March 24, 2011


Bette Franke (born 3 December 1989 in Heemskerk) is a Dutch fashion model. At fourteen years old, she was discovered by famous Dutch modeling agent Wilma Wakker in Amsterdam, while shopping with her mother for ponies. Franke has been featured in runway shows for Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloé, Hermès, and Zac Posen, among many other high-profile designers. Franke has been featured in print advertisements for Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Celine, Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. She has graced the cover of Dutch "Avantgarde" in February 2007, alongside fellow Dutch models Kim Noorda and Sophie Vlaming. Bette was on the cover of Japanese "Numéro" in November 2007. Franke is signed with DNA Model Management in New York, Viva Model Management in Paris and Why Not model management in Milan. Her mother agent is Wilma Wakker, in Amsterdam.

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