Ronin Posted May 25, 2007 Share Posted May 25, 2007 Barbara Meier Bio: (taken from wikipedia) Birth name: Barbara Meier Date of birth: July 25, 1986 Place of birth: Amberg, Bavaria, Germany Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Hair color: Red Eye color: Blue Measurements: 32.5-24-36 (US), 83-61-92 (EU) Dress size: 6 (US), 36 (EU), 8 (UK) Shoe size: 7 (US), 38 (EU), 5 (UK) Agency: IMG Models Barbara Meier (born July 25, 1986 in Amberg, Germany) is the winner of the second cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel (often abbreviated as GNTM), a successful German televised modelling contest presented by Heidi Klum. The series was aired from March to May 2007 by the commercial TV channel ProSieben. Meier's trademark look is defined by her long red hair and pale skin. Biography Born in the small Bavarian town of Amberg, Barbara Meier didn't originally aspire a career in modelling. Instead, after graduating from school, she enrolled at the Fachhochschule Regensburg in order to study mathematics. While shopping at a local mall, she was invited by a model scout to a casting for GNTM. Out of 16,421 participants in the national casting, she was chosen among the 15 candidates to appear on the TV show. In the course of the show, she had to face a series of challenges in order to outrival her contestants. Even before the end of the show, one of these minor competitions had her win a leading role alongside Heidi Klum in a nationwide TV commercial for McDonald's. In the last episode, she outpaced the other two finalists, brunette Hana and blonde Anni, and was declared winner of the title "Germany's Next Topmodel". The prize included a contract with the modelling agency IMG Models, an appearance on the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan in August 2007 and a contract as the face of the next advertising campaign for the clothing company C&A. Within only a few months after winning, Meier was able to take on several major businesses, such as an editorial shooting for Cartier, which was published in Vogue Taiwan, or a contract with Pantene. In her private life, Meier has been in a steady relationship since 2003. This first post is credited to content provided by CarMELita. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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