Lena Gercke has what it takes: A scandal-free modeling career, a touch of glamor for the gossip columns, and her hard work makes the difference.
- FIRST NAMELena
- BORNFebruary 29, 1988, Marburg, Hessen / Germany
- STAR SIGNfishes
- SIZE1.79 m
- PARTNERDustin Schöne (current) Kilian Müller-Wohlfahrt (2016-2018) Sami Khedira (2011-2015) Jay Khan (2007-2009)
- CHILDRENZoe (* 2020)
Biography of Lena Gercke
“So far, everything has come together by itself” – as relaxed as it sounds, Lena Gercke walks through life with ease: The good-humored blonde works almost around the clock, but never seems strained, never trying to be funny or forced to be in a good mood.
The girl next door – the image fits the smile
Even when she took part in the first season of “Germany’s Next Topmodel” in 2006, she was noticed – but not because of her bitchiness or loud trumpeting: Lena exuded calm, sometimes seemed almost shy. In the end, she won the crown, landed a contract with “IMG Models ” and graced the cover of the German ‘Cosmopolitan’. “I don’t even think about how people see me,” she once said in an interview, and people even buy it from her. Because in addition to hot shootings and catwalk appearances, Lena repeatedly shows her private, completely unvarnished page on Facebook and Instagram. Almost 700,000 people follow her on Facebook and almost 600,000 on Instagram. Here you can read the latest articles on the news feeder.
“Atamba by Lena Gercke”: As a model against anorexia
Lena, too, like her discoverer Heidi Klum, always likes to emphasize that she eats a lot and regularly. Sentences such as “I come from a family of butchers. You simply eat well and gladly from home” may sound like a model’s mouth, but if you look closely you will see: Lena is not skinny, she is sporty! This is due to her passion for fitness, which she discovered early on: She was born in Marburg and grew up in Cloppenburg, where she took dance and acrobatics lessons as a child. Today she even has her fitness program: With “Atamba by Lena Gercke” she wants to make her fans fit, you can register for the sports program at ‘atamba.de’.
Lena goes TV
“I love adventure too much, and things get bored very quickly. I don’t like everyday life and no routine” – that’s Lena Gercke, too. That’s why the showbiz industry fits her like a fist in the eye: Whenever a job gets too tight, she can try something new. As an advertising face, she stood in front of the camera for “Gillette”, “Katjes”, “Opel” and “Karstadt”, she ran at “Fashion Week Berlin”, worked in Milan, Athens, Paris and New York. In 2009 she went to Austria to moderate “Austria’s Next Top Model” – in 2012 she announced her departure. The following year she stood for the first time for the TV lifestyle magazine “red!”Dieter Bohlen, Bruce Darnell, and Guido Maria Kretschmer she sat as a juror in the casting show “Das Supertalent”. Lena liked this job so much that she did it again in 2014. Since autumn 2016 she has been supporting Thore Scholermann as co-moderator of “The Voice of Germany”. And as if she weren’t busy enough in front of the camera, she’s now also among the designers. In summer 2017 she launched her first own fashion collection in the online shop “About You”.
Lena and love: Jay, Sami, Kilian, Dustin – and now a baby
At the beginning of her career, Gercke was still in a relationship with singer and later jungle camper Jay Khan, but this love failed in December 2009. After the separation, Lena remained single for the time being – until 2011, when she made her relationship with professional soccer player Sami Khedira public. The two were engaged from 2012 to 2015. She lived with the man from Stuttgart near Madrid, where he played soccer. At regular intervals, they made sweet, well-dosed gestures in public, like selfies in love online. Therefore, it hit fans, and the gossip press like a blow when Sami and Lena suddenly announced in July 2015 that they had separated by mutual agreement a few weeks earlier. Then the beautiful blonde found happiness with that sports doctor Kilian Muller-Wohlfahrt, whom she presented as her new partner in May 2016. The two lived together in Munich and separated in 2018.