Online entrepreneur Leonie Charlotte von Hase from Kiel is the new “Miss Germany”. The 35-year-old prevailed against 15 competitors in the election on Saturday evening in Europa-Park in Rust near Freiburg.
“I want to represent Germany with elegance, dignity, charisma and power,” she said after the election. Von Hase was the oldest participant in this year’s competition, according to the organizer.
It operates an online shop for vintage clothing. Von Hase had become “Miss Schleswig-Holstein” in December and had thus qualified for the nationwide election. Her term as “Miss Germany” is one year.
According to the organizers, the 35-year-old is the oldest “Miss Germany” in the history of the competition, which has been running for 93 years. She is also the first mother to hold the title. Von Hase claims to be the mother of a three-year-old son. She was born and grew up in Namibia. As she said, she had been living in Kiel for five years. Her family has her roots there. As required by the competition, she has German citizenship.
The 16 “Miss Germany” finalists between the ages of 18 and 35 presented themselves in the evening gown and in casual fashion when they selected a jury. Vice-Queen was student Lara Rúnarsson (22) from Waldbüttelbrunn near Würzburg in Bavaria, third place was student Michelle-Anastasia Masalis (23) from Hamburg.
According to the organizer, “Miss Germany” is the oldest and most important beauty contest in Germany, it has existed since 1927.
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