Lena Gercke: From Germany’s Next Top Model Winner to Successful Entrepreneur – A Biography

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during Radio Regenbogen Award 2018 at Europapark, Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 2018-03-23, Photo: Sven Mandel
BornLena Johanna Gercke

29 February 1988 
Marburg, West Germany
PartnerDustin Schöne
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
net worth6-10 million USD

Lena Gercke is a German model, television host, and entrepreneur who has made a name for herself in the fashion industry. She was born on February 29, 1988, in Marburg, Germany, and grew up in Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony.

At the age of 18, Gercke entered and won the first season of Germany’s Next Top Model in 2006, which catapulted her into the international modeling scene. She quickly landed modeling contracts with top fashion brands, including Escada, H&M, and Microsoft. Gercke has also graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, such as GQ, Glamour, and Grazia.

In addition to her modeling career, Gercke has also made a name for herself as a television personality. She has hosted several television shows, including Austria’s Next Top Model, Das Supertalent, and The Voice of Germany. Gercke has also worked as a judge on the German version of Project Runway.

In recent years, Gercke has transitioned into entrepreneurship. She launched her own fashion line, “LeGer by Lena Gercke,” in 2017, which features a range of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Gercke has also collaborated with several fashion brands, including About You, where she designed her own fashion collection.

Lena Gercke at the Life Ball 2009 in Vienna

As of 2021, Lena Gercke’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Much of her wealth comes from her successful modeling career, as well as her various television hosting gigs and entrepreneurial ventures. In addition, Gercke has also earned income from brand endorsements and sponsorships, particularly on social media, where she has a significant following. She has also made smart investments in real estate and other areas.

Despite her success and wealth, Gercke remains grounded and committed to giving back to her community. She is an ambassador for the German Red Cross and has been actively involved in several charitable causes. Gercke also supports organizations that promote gender equality and women’s rights.

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