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Appearing in the latest issue of Oyster Magazine is 19-year-old Belgian model Rose Bertram. Shot by none other than Tyler, the Creator, alongside photographer Brick Stowell, the piece coincides with a brief interview in which Bertram talks everything from accents and meeting Tyler, to roller coasters, Tupac and soccer. While a brief excerpt appears below, the entirety of the interview can be read online. Oyster Magazine 104: The Exposed Issue is now available.
What is your accent?
I don’t know! Even in my home country I have a weird accent. I am originally from Belgium. I sound a bit American. I’m in Munich right now. [Looks away from the Skype camera at someone off-screen] Hey! This is an outdoor public space and I can speak how loud I like! [Back to camera] Sorry about that. What were we talking about?
That’s OK! So, how did you meet Tyler?
I think this year it’s going to be three years that we’ve known each other. He posted a picture of me on his Twitter asking, “Who is this girl?” and then a lot of people started tagging me in things, and then we started following each other and sending messages to one another and then he came on tour to Belgium. And then we all met with friends and went to the carnival, and since that day we’ve been super good friends. Whenever we travel and we’re in the same city we always do fun stuff. He’s kind of crazy and so am I. If there is a carnival in the city we always go! That’s for sure.
Do you like roller coasters?
Yeah, but the thing is when you go on the roller coaster with Tyler you have to do it six times, which means throwing up or being a pussy!