- Jul 23, 2019
I agree that he gives off a shorty vibe when on his own. Probably due to proportions (short legs relative to torso). However you have to take into account that he looks within a few cm of all the guys he is with, including pictures where you can see the feet (no tip toeing or massive lifts), and that they all are mostly Dutch/German. Average Height in Netherlands and Northern Germany in that age bracket is like 6 ft/6ft 1.
Two guys on his instagram have modelling portfolios with their height:
Ward Strootman: 184cm
and Thomas Nielsen: 188cm
Nielsen definitely looks like it. Ward maybe. Let's just assume the agencies fraud by like 3 cm. So Ward around 180/181cm and Nielsen around 185cm.
Here Thom looks pretty much the same height as Ward.
Here he has some advantage due to camera angle and slope of the beach. However he does not look like a manlet next to Nielsen.
Here among other people that also wear boots etc.
His girlfriend is pegged at 176cm by her agency:
even with tip toeing and slope advantage at the beach and her being 2-3 cm shorter than her listing, he still has a few cm on her:
He looks pretty much like 179/180cm. Minimum 178cm (at night). Is he height frauding with tip toes, slope advantages, camera angle? For sure. But cmon man, manlet? Is he ever dwarfed? No. He looks at most slightly below the average male, IN THE NETHERLANDS. Or do you want to tell me all the other people are manlets too?