I was born near Antwerp, Belgium, and was the 2nd child in a family of 4 children. As a child, my big  passion was always taking care of animals. Thus, it was no big surprise that after I graduated from high school, I decided to become a veterinary doctor. Towards the end of vet school, I got inspired after attending a Michael Jackson concert to look at myself in the mirror, go out into the big world, and try to make a difference.