Born in Hoogeveen, Drenthe. On March 21, 2002 she was selected by Eidos Interactive as the Lara Croft character model for the Tomb Raider video game series. She began her career as a model at the age of fifteen after winning a modeling contest in the Netherlands.
Over the past ten years she became a respected and successful top model, shooting television and print campaigns for big brand names such as, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Redken, Izod, Saint Yves, Fa shower gel, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana and L"Oréal in Europe and the United States.
De Jong lives and works in Los Angeles United States and is currently developing her career as an actress.