At a young age, Maasland already lived a glamorous life. She worked as a model and appeared on the
catwalkin fashionshows for children. Her debut on television was a commercial for fruitas a healthy alternative to candy.
Later, Maasland became a
professionalmodel, working in Barcelona. She returned in 1993 to the Netherlandsto become a show dancerand assistant in the Veronica show, "Man O Man".
In 1995, she started working for TMF where she gained popularity as a VJ and
presenter. Five years later, she left the music station as one of the last presenters of the first wave to start working for the Dutch National TV station BNN. BNN is especially targeted at a young audience, and her sexy profile fitted the bill perfectly. She presented shows like "Lijst 0" ( politicswith a sexy twist, together with Katja Schuurman), "Een Beetje Bridget", "BNN At Work", "Neuken doe je zo!" (explicit sex education), " The national IQ test", "The Bridget Triangle", "BNN presenteert AVRO's Sterrenslag" and "Katja vs. Bridget".
After a couple of years with BNN, she decided in 2005 to move over to the newly formed commercial station, Talpa of
John de Mol, where she gained the possibility to produce television shows herself. However, her first job was to present "Big Brother 5" together with Ruud de Wild. A year later she presented "Big Brother 6" on her own.
Other shows included her own production, "Je leven in de steigers" (based on
Extreme Home Makeover), the newsprogram "NSE", "Woef!" (own production about dog training), the talkshow"Late Night met Maasland & Geel" and "Hoe word ik een Gooische Vrouw?" (a satiricaltake on how to become and behave ladylike).
In April 2006, Maasland appeared naked in the Dutch
Playboy. She donated her fee to her own foundation "Dutchypuppy" which supports dog charity all over the world.
In the end of 2007 Bridget moved over to the commercial station RTL Nederland because Talpa officially stopped to exist. On August 27th Bridget's new show "Hoe Word Ik Een New Yorkse Vrouw?" started. It has the same concept as "Hoe Word Ik Een Gooische Vrouw?" however in this show she moved to New York for her quest to become a well known person in New York.
* [http://www.talpa.tv/web/show/id=46292/dbid=2205/typeofpage=47737 Bridget Maasland (Talpa)]
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