Capital: € 6 million
Age: 32
Born: 29/02/1988
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Model, presenter
Last updated: 2023

Short introduction

Lena Johanna Gercke, is a model and a moderator from Germany. In 2006 she won the first season of Germany´s Next Top Model and 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.

Early life

Lena Gercke was born in Marburg in Hesse, but grew up in Cloppenburg. Her parents separated in childhood. She grew up with her mother, but was always in 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 auditions for a fast food chain and was discovered as a model. Since then she has been regularly booked as a model and for catwalks. She attended the Liebfrauen-Gymnasium in Cloppenburg, where she graduated from high school in 2007, one year after winning Germany’s Next Top Model.

With her participation in the first season of the casting show in 2006, her career as a model really started to pick up steam. With her relaxed, authentic and down-to-earth nature she quickly conquered the hearts of the audience. Model mom Heidi Klum also attested 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 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 Top Model, she started off as a successful model. She got a contract with the model agency IMG Models and appeared on the front page of the German edition of Cosmopolitan. This made her very well known in Germany.

She was able to secure some very lucrative advertising contracts. For example, she is the face of Katjes. She also advertises Oui Set, Windows Live and has already run for some fashion designers at Berlin Fashion Week. Also as a top model winner, she appeared again on TV several times, among other things to support the show Germany´s Next Top Model in subsequent seasons.

Her contract with the agency IMG Models ended in 2010. 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 moderated the Austrian casting show Austria´s Next Top Model. Since April 2013 she has moderated the star magazine red !. This shouldn’t be difficult for her, fashion, lifestyle and fashion are her subjects anyway and she knows her way about it, already from a professional point of view. In 2013 and 2014 she was on the jury of Das Supertalent.

With Prankenstein, she hosted a ProSieben TV show in summer 2015, showing pranks filmed with a hidden camera.

Since the fall of the same year, she and her colleague Thore Schölermann have moderated the show The Voice of Germany. In 2016 she hosted Deutschland tanzt, a popular dance show on German television.
A fight of the Lenas was observed in 2017 on the show Schlag the star when Lena Gercke competed against her namesake Lena Meyer-Landrut. The two fought a duel over 15 rounds, but ultimately Lena Gercke had to give up. However, she took on the defeat with her cheerful, easy 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 and her beauty and fashion tips are popular with girls and women across the country.
Her advertising deals and appearances at fashion shows worldwide not only ensure her a high income, but also increase her awareness.

Famous quotes

“Always be focused.”

“No matter how stressful your everyday life is, it is important to take a few moments off every day, whether during your daily exercise routine or with the help of meditation. You have to relax in between and gain new energy. ”

Success tips

Lena Gercke particularly stands out in the world of the rich and beautiful through her down-to-earthness and freedom from scandal. Her determined manner and her authentic demeanor ensured that after the success at the casting show, she did not disappear, but made the leap to become an internationally successful model and presenter.

It has the motto “The good comes to the people who do something for it”. In contrast to her good looks, her success was by no means put into her cradle and she is a hardworking, young woman who has established herself purposefully and disciplined in the fashion world.


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