|Country of origin:
|Source of Wealth:
Lena Johanna Gercke is a model and presenter from Germany. She won the first season of Germany’s Next Top Model in 2006 and thus became famous in Germany. She is in a relationship with the managing director and director of the production company Saltwater Films, Dustin Schöne. Lena Gercke owns a house in Madrid.
Lena Gercke was born in Marburg, Hesse, but grew up in Cloppenburg. Her parents separated when she was a child. She grew up with her mother, but always had good contact with her father. Uwe Gerke, who died in 2017 after a long illness. She has a sister and two half-sisters.
Already in 2004, at the tender age of 16, Lena took part in regional castings for a fast food chain and was discovered as a model. Since then she has been booked regularly as a model and for catwalks. She attended the Liebfrauen-Gymnasium in Cloppenburg, where she graduated from high school in 2007, a year after winning Germany’s Next Topmodel.
When she took part in the first season of the casting show in 2006, her career as a model really took off. She quickly conquered the hearts of the audience with her relaxed, authentic and down-to-earth manner. Model mom Heidi Klum also confirmed her great talent. In the end, Lena Gercke won the show and prevailed against her competitors. To this day she has managed not to disappear into insignificance after her success and to conquer the catwalks of the world with her talent.
After the success in March 2006, when she won the first season of Germany’s Next Topmodel, she started out as a successful model. She got a contract with the modeling agency IMG Models and appeared on the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan. This made her famous in Germany.
She was able to secure some very lucrative advertising contracts. She is, for example, the face of Katjes. She also advertises for Oui Set, Windows Live and has already walked for a number of fashion designers at Berlin Fashion Week. Also as a top model winner, she appeared on TV several times, among other things to support the show Germany’s Next Topmodel in subsequent seasons.
In 2010, her contract with the agency IMG Models ended. Also the contract with ONEeins, the artist agency for the candidates of Germany’s Next Topmodel, which takes over the management of the young models.
From 2009 to 2012 she presented the Austrian casting show Austria’s Next Topmodel. Since April 2013 she has moderated part of the star magazine red!. This shouldn’t be difficult for her, fashion, lifestyle and fashion are her topics anyway and she knows them all from her job. In 2013 and 2014 she sat on the jury for Das Supertalent.
With Prankenstein she moderated a ProSieben TV show in the summer of 2015, showing pranks filmed with a hidden camera.
Since autumn of the same year she has been moderator of the program The Voice of Germany together with her colleague Thore Schölermann. In 2016 she hosted Deutschland tanzt, a popular dance show on German television.
A Lena fight could be seen in 2017 on the show Schlag den Star, when Lena Gercke competed against her namesake Lena Meyer-Landrut. The two fought a duel over 15 rounds, but in the end Lena Gercke had to admit defeat. However, she accepted the defeat with her cheerful, relaxed manner, because Lena Gercke does not suffer from money worries or lack of popularity.
highlight of the career
With 2.4 million followers, Lena Gercke is one of the most influential influencers in Germany. Her style, beauty and fashion tips are popular with girls and women across the country.
Her advertising deals and appearances at fashion shows around the world not only ensure her a high income, but also increase her awareness.
“Always be focused.”
“No matter how stressful your day is, it’s important to take a few moments off each day, whether it’s through your daily exercise routine or through meditation. You have to relax in between and gain new energy.”
tips for success
Lena Gercke stands out in the world of the rich and beautiful because of her down-to-earthness and freedom from scandals. Her determined nature and her authentic demeanor have ensured that after her success at the casting show, she has not disappeared into oblivion, but has made the leap to become an internationally successful model and presenter.
She represents the motto “Good things come to the people who do something for them”. In contrast to her good looks, success was by no means born to her and she is a hard-working young woman who has established herself in the fashion world in a determined and disciplined manner.