Marc Dochez is the general manager at Dominique Models, the Belgian agency that Hanne Gaby Odiele discovered. He recalls the moment when Hanne told him that they are intersex?
‘In november 2015, told Hanne myself for the first time that they are intersex. I didn’t know what intersex meant, and have this year, her many interviews well-read to completely understand it, but I lived an awful along with her.
Suddenly I understood why they were at the beginning of her career rather restless, wild and withdrawn on me was gone over. She had just been diagnosed and I can’t imagine what her head must have done. I felt as though that Hanne is something very unique about him and that she, despite her young age, was ready for a city like New York.”
“I’m glad they had the courage to speak. Modelling is sometimes a little superficial, but Hanne manages its modellenstatus to use for something terribly valuable, useful and moedigs. That few are given. I am very proud of her.’