Interview with Stefanie Giesinger
What characteristics are particularly important in a model?
Stefanie: As a model you have to be very confident. You have to be brave and be at peace with yourself, after all you can often be seen in your underwear or scantily clad and still you should feel good. You must also have a personality that stands out.
In New York you had to dye your hair and then you were not satisfied. Would you radically change your hairstyle for an important job?
Stefanie: What does radical mean? For example, I wouldn’t cut my hair to 3mm. That would not be beneficial for my career or for other jobs. But it also depends on what. If Victoria’s Secret asked me to go bald for a job, maybe I would.
Is there something in the life of a model that you don’t like so much?
Stefanie: In general, I like everything related to modeling. However, the world of modeling is sometimes a bit shallow and you can lose sight of important things like family.
What are you most proud of in your modeling career so far?
Stefanie: I am proud of so much! I am proud to have become Germany’s next top model! I am proud to have raced in Italy and Paris. I am proud of a lot because I would not have dared to do so many things.
How do you keep in touch with your friends and family on so many trips? Do you see each other often?
Stefanie: It’s easy these days with Skype, FaceTime, and whatever else. I do that often.
Do you have a beauty secret that you want to share with us?
Stefanie: I don’t have a beauty secret. But I would say that the concealer is always important. Also, bronzing powder is absolutely essential for me. A beautiful smile with beautiful white teeth is also important.
How can you get your teeth so white? You whiten it
Stefanie: I have never done a whitening before. I think it is enough if you brush your teeth three times a day. Sugary and acidic foods should also be avoided.
You were pretty sick and you always said so. How are you doing now? Does your illness affect work?
Stefanie: He was quite open about it. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t think it really takes place in public. It’s very private. I can only say that I wish everyone who struggles with disease great courage and strength. Of course, illness also influences work. Sometimes I have to cancel jobs, but luckily it doesn’t happen that often. At the moment I’m pretty good!
You were the first German to get your own Snapchat emoji – was it a great honor for you?
Stefanie: It was a great honor.
Are you going to continue speaking a lot in English?
Stefanie: I think the best is a mix of English and German.
What qualities should the man of your dreams have?
Stefanie: It’s very difficult to say. You just fall in love and then it doesn’t matter. It’s important to me that the chemistry is correct, that you can talk for a long time, that you can also talk about things that you don’t talk about with others. It is also important that you can laugh a lot together and enjoy the time.
Are you in love right now?
Stefanie: I recently met someone with whom I get along very well. Let’s see where the journey leads. Everything is very fresh.
Do you reveal who?
Stefanie: You can obviously see him on Instagram with me and him. Marcus Butler. He’s a very nice person, but like I said, everything is still very fresh.
If you could compare yourself to a Disney princess, what would you be?
Stefanie: It would definitely be Ariel. When I’m on vacation, I’m only at sea. I like to dive and explore the underwater world. I would love to be a mermaid.
What wisdom would you like to convey to our girls?
Stefanie: You must enjoy every second of life and make the most of each day. One should be grateful for every day and for the little things in life. Many things cannot be taken for granted.
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