FRIESLAND IS THE LAST AREA IN THE NETHERLANDS THAT HAS ITS OWN LANGUAGE, WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. THE PROVINCE IS PROUD OF ITS RELATIVE INDEPENDENCE AND ITS PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CLOSE COMMUNITY, WHICH CAN STILL BE SEEN IN THE OCCURRENCE OF FAMILY NAMES THAT ARE MORE OR LESS UNIQUE TO THE AREA. JENSEN BEING ONE OF THEM.
The Netherlands knows 12 provinces, Friesland being one of them. Friesland is located in the north of the Netherlands and has a history that dates back to 400 BC. All through history the province has held a certain independence, even during the Roman occupation and in the 8th-century AD it even knew a period being a kingdom, reaching its peak of power during the Middle Ages when it stretched as far as what is now the Belgian birder and thus covering all of the current Dutch territory. Which might very well be the reason why Friesland still is a proud area, inhabited by a proud people, that even today would prefer to be an independent state.
As with many American's today, Jake Jensen's original heritage is lost in history. But in Jake's case maybe not that far away. We have absolutely no proof for this, but Jake's family name strongly suggests a Dutch background. More so, it suggests a lineage that goes back to Friesland. Add to that his facial features which definitely have a Dutch character, his curly blond hair and the fact he stands 185cm / 6' 1" tall, gives us a very strong feeling Jakes roots might indeed lie in this small North European country that is known for its tall and blond inhabitants. Whatever it is, for Jake this combination of physical features most certainly work.
If you Google Jake Jensen you will soon learn he is represented in all the major cities in the United States. Jake is signed with agencies in Chicago and Atlanta, Miami and New York. Jake himself recently moved west and settled in Los Angeles. The perfect place for this tall handsome model with his blonde surfer looks. Now fulltime in Los Angeles Jake is working on expanding his network with great professionals in California. And so it doesn't come as a surprise he found his ay to Matson Jones. As you know, Matson, who is a L.A. original, is that photographer who more or less stays away from the many star models you can find in the City of Angels. Matson focuses on new talent. Now Jake can hardly be called new in the business, but he is rather new in California, so a perfect match for Matson.
Jake Jensen started his modelling career in Miami where he booked national campaigns and commercials. One highlight of his career was the opportunity to work on an editorial campaign for the CR Fashionbook with legendary photographer Bruce Weber. As said before, Jake recently moved to the west coast and currently follows training at the Seydways acting studio. He has also taken commercial acting workshops and is working to network and audition and to continue to grow and develop as an actor. Jake grew up near Park City in Utah where he spent a lot of time skiing. And although he loves that activity, he now also found his place near the ocean, where he enjoys hiking and running through the hills of Los Angeles and where he plays tennis 4 to 5 times a week. In other words, Jake enjoys the warm winters of Southern California. Next year Jake's objective is to travel to Europe. As he speaks fluent French, he will most likely try to find work there, but we wouldn't be surprised if Jake would also end up in the Netherlands and discover his roots –BM-
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