Most of the really big top models in the world come from Brazil, America or Australia. However, there are one or the other supermodels in the world who come from Germany. The first name that comes to mind is of course Heidi Klum, but there are many more who have also made a name for themselves in the scene. German model agency newcomer or established agencies, from the first fashion shows to the big campaigns in New York, Los Angeles and London. We have put together a list with the best and biggest top models from Germany for you!
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The German model and influencer Caro Daur is one of the new generation models who are also booked on social media because of their reach. She is very successful and designs, among others, for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Calzedonia.
At the age of 17, the 1.77-meter former high school student Stefanie Giesinger took part in the ninth season of the casting show Germany’s Next Top Model, which aired on ProSieben from February 2014. On May 8, 2014, she won the final. In June 2014 she was on the cover of German Cosmopolitan. Like other participants of the season, she received from Günther Klums model agency ONEeins a two-year contract, which she did not renew. Since then, she is very active on social media and as a model, and is often booked as an influencer.
In 2013 she came into business and ran at 42 fashion shows in Paris and New York. A call from designer Alexander Wang promoted her career. The German-language edition March 2015 of fashion magazine Vogue brought with her for the first time ever five different cover pictures of the same model by star photographers like Patrick Demarchelier or Peter Lindbergh. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is, according to Stern, “currently the internationally most booked German model”.
As a model she was discovered in Hamburg at a Fanfest for the Football World Cup 2006. The international breakthrough came in the following year, when she was booked exclusively for Calvin Klein. After graduating from high school Ohlstedt in Hamburg, she also moved to New York City to work as a model professional. She also starred in campaigns for Burberry, Chloé, Dior, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Prada and Versace.
At the beginning of 2006, Lena Gercke participated in the first season of the casting show Germany’s Next Top Model broadcast by the TV station ProSieben. On March 29, 2006, she was named the winner of the competition, received a contract with the modeling agency IMG Models and appeared on the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan. Her career started from there on a quick start and today she is still one of the most sought-after top models in Germany.
In 2008, Hegelmaier took part in the third season of the casting show Germany’s Next Top Model and reached there the 9th Place. In 2009 she was contracted by her mother agency Place. Later, she was also accepted by other international model agencies such as IMG Models in their model charts. Vogue counted Hegelmaier in the spring / summer season 2010 to one of the eight best newcomer models. Meanwhile, she is still a successful model and was the advertising face for campaigns of various brands, including DKNY, Esprit and Swarovski.
Stegner was discovered at the age of 14 by the agency boss of Louisa Models, at the Munich Oktoberfest 1999 and signed by her. She first began modeling after completing secondary school at the age of 18. Her breakthrough came in 2003, when she opened the show by Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. Today, she lives in New York and is still a successful model.
The career of Heidi Klum began in 1992 with her participation in the Model ’92 competition, in which the then 19-year-old student won against 25,000 competitors and won a $ 300,000 endowed contract as a model for a period of three years. Heidi Klum achieved his breakthrough in 1998 with the image on the front page of the swimwear edition of the US magazine Sports Illustrated with 55 million readers. Meanwhile, she is a model and juror, presenter and producer of television programs Germany’s Next Top Model and Project Runway.
The high school graduate was discovered in 1990 in Berlin for shots for a travel magazine. In October 1991, Ellen von Unwerth made photographs of Auermann for the British edition of Vogue magazine, and in September 1993, she appeared on the front page of the US edition of this magazine. Meanwhile, she has retired after a successful career.
Claudia Maria Schiffer
In 1987, she rejected her plans to study law when she was discovered in Dusseldorf in Checker’s discotheque by Michel Levaton, managing director of the Model Agency Metropolitan. Her career was a lightning start. Elle Strecken, catwalks for Chanel, Muse by Karl Lagerfeld and finally the Vogue cover. Even today, Schiffer is still one of the most famous models from Germany and a role model for many young girls.
Upcoming! Luisa Schumacher
Which model has the potential to become one of the next big cover models? Luisa Schumacher brings everything it needs! From dream measurements up to the unmistakable tooth gap. With jobs in Paris, Berlin and Cape Town she is at the beginning of her modeling career. We will keep you up to date about new jobs and shootings from Luisa.