Anyone who has been following GNTM for several years can certainly remember the redheaded winner Barbara Meier. The then 20 year old won the 2007 season quite unplanned. After she was approached by a model scout in a shopping centre in Regensburg and invited to the GNTM Casting, things only went up for her.
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Barbara Meier – Her way to success
GNTM – The Starting Shot
After Barbara was discovered during her mathematics studies at the FH Regensburg, she prevailed against 16000 other applicants at GNTM and took the victory. Originally, the 20-year-old had intended to work as a programmer after her studies. She certainly owes her victory not only to her beautiful, extraordinary appearance, but also to her ambitious attitude. This has brought her much further even after her victory. In an interview with the gala she stressed: “Many think you win and are overwhelmed with inquiries. But it’s not like that, and you have to be really diligent.” Her diligence has not only ensured that she is still a successful model today, but the 32 year old is also very successful as an actress. After Barbara was invited to a film casting for the thriller “Schreie des Vergessenen”, got a role and was signed by the acting agency Fritz und Skoglund she did a basic acting education at the New York Filmacademy. Since then Barbara has regularly played roles in films and series. Barbara didn’t let up after her victory as far as modeling was concerned either. It is in demand both in advertising and on the catwalk. She runs for great designers like Wolfgang Joop and is in great demand internationally and nationally. She advertised major brands such as Pantene Pro-V, C&A and Disneyland Paris. The beauty was already allowed to decorate all the front pages of fashion magazines, such as Vogue. She is currently under contract with the agency “IMG Models”.
Let’s Dance – Barbara hovers over the Parquet
In her spare time Barbara liked to dance and learn kickboxing. This year she was also able to use her one hobby to participate in “Let’s Dance”, the dance show on RTL. Together with her dance partner Sergiu Luca she reached the third place. During their appearances the two of them were able to win some fans for themselves. Sergiu Luca has been part of Let’s Dance since 2015. In an interview with Vip.de Barbara raves about her time at Let’s Dance. She says watching the results of her work on television every week is a special incentive. Despite very strong muscle soreness, Barbara always tried hard and had a lot of fun. Problems with her husband, because of her close dances with Sergiu Barbara gave in, never before. Nevertheless her time at Let’s Dance was not without problems. There was a rumour that her place in the final was bought because the financial services provider of the “JDC-Group” sent an e-mail calling for the five most diligent callers to win 1000 Euros for Barbara. Barbara rejected these rumours and said that she herself would like to be called for her because the spectators like the dances and not to win money. After this exciting time, Barbara concentrates again completely on her career as an actress and model.
The Wedding Bells ring
In May of this year, Barbara can finally rave about her long-awaited proposal of marriage. She tells the gala that she received her application in the French city of Cannes, with which she and her fiancé Klemens Hallmann have a lot in common. It’s where they made their love public. Klemens has thought of something very special for his proposal. He had everything planned out, organized actors and selected a nice restaurant. After inviting the unsuspecting Barbara to a restaurant, he made sure that all the committed actors Barbara thought were the restaurant visitors disappeared and asked her all the questions. The wedding is expected to take place in 2019, as some time will be needed for the preparation. Very clearly: Barbara is overjoyed and looks forward to the future together with her future husband.
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