Sylvie Françoise Meis (born 13 April 1978) is a Dutch television personality and model of Dutch East Indies origin. She is also popular in Germany.
Sylvie Meis graduated from the University of West Brabant (Dutch: Hogeschool West-Brabant) Aged 18, she decided that she wanted to be a model and was cast for various shoots by casting agencies. After becoming interested in television, she gained popularity through assignments at FoxKids and music station TMF. She hosts several events at TMF, such as presenting the annual TMF-awards and conducting interviews with international artists such as Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue.
In addition, she features in video clips and the Dutch TV-series Costa – In this Dutch-Belgian co-production, attractive Dutch and Flemish (i.e. Dutch-speaking Belgian) youngsters have what they consider a dream job, virtually a paid holiday: they are ‘proppers’, which means a nightclub on the Spanish coast (hence the title) pays them to lure other young tourists by their natural -sexy- charms as well as handing out fliers, e.g. for free drinks or competitions, on the beach. They cohabit in free accommodation, so there’s ample opportunity for conflict, pranks and love affairs among each-other as well as affairs with ‘clients’. However Stuart, the boss of the proppers from rival nightclub Empire, is not content just competing, so he tries to play dirty tricks on our bunch, which spices some story lines. Over the seasons, some leave and others join the team.
She also introduced the Pure by Sylvie jewelry line to the Dutch market. Thereafter, she hosted the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year award ceremony.
In 2010, Sylvie admitted to having cheated on her husband, stating that Van der Vaart found out through emails that she was having an affair with a KLM airline pilot which she believed was the beginning of the end of their marriage.