Long red hair, milky complexion and cute figure. Barbara Meier visually stands out from any crowd of models and that alone has made her truly famous – and internationally!
In the second season of “Germany’s Next Top Model” the then 19-year-old student was one of Heidi Klum’s “Meechen” – and became the winner. This was in 2007 and the beginning of her successful modeling career.
Here’s everything you need to know about beauty from Bavaria.
Barbara Meier’s profile
Last name: Barbara Meyer
Place of birth: Aberg/Upper Palatinate
Size: 174 cm
Marital status: married
On the web: www.barbarameier.com
Barbara Meier grew up in the Raigering district of Amberg. After graduating from the state technical college, she began studying mathematics in Regensburg. Back then, Meier wanted to be a programmer.
According to Barbara Meier, participating in the casting of “Germany’s Next Top Model” was actually a spontaneous idea…
After winning the season, she got a contract with the prestigious modeling agency IMG Models, an advertising contract and a cover shoot for the German edition of Cosmopolitan magazine.
After that, Barbara Meier shot many promotional photos and spots. She has been a model for ‘Yogurette’, ‘Müller Milch’, ‘Pantene’ and Disneyland Resort Paris.
In many international fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, L’Officiel and Grazia, got editorials. Barbara Meier was booked as a cover girl a total of 15 times.
From then on, she was also present on the catwalk. She walked for various designers at Berlin Fashion Week.
In 2012 he was booked by the German designer Wolfgang Joop for the prêt-à-porter show of his brand “Wunderkind”.
Barbara Meier was signed to these modeling agencies:
- IMG Models, Milan
- IMG Models, Paris
- Elite Models, Amsterdam
- 301 Model Management, Istanbul
- Fashion Cult Model Management, Athens
- Major Model Management, Munich
- Yuli Models, Tel Aviv
In 2011, Barbara Meier trained at the New York Film Academy. As a dedicated actress, she often took part in smaller roles.
2011: cries of the forgotten (TV movie)
2012-2019: The old one (TV series, 3 episodes)
2013, 2016: Emergency door edge
2013: Coast guard
2015: SOKO Stuttgart (TV Series, Episode 6×15)
2015: Marriage is not for the faint of heart (TV movie)
2017: Murder in Good Company – Winter’s latest case (TV series)
2018: The Aspern Papers
2019: Reiterhof Wildenstein – The Horse Whisperer (TV movie)
2020: Endless – Message from Chris
2021: Army of Thieves
2022: Uncle-The Falcon
2022: cloud under the roof
2022: The history of mankind – slightly abridged
► As of 2018, Barbara Meier is also known as dancer: In the RTL show “Let’s Dance” and here with dance partner Sergiu Luca he took third place.
In 2016, Barbara Meier got engaged to her boyfriend Klemens Hallmann, an Austrian businessman, at the Cannes Film Festival.
The wedding took place in Venice on June 1, 2019.
Daughter Marie-Therese was born in July 2020. Barbara Meier is expecting her second child in autumn 2022.
► What not everyone knows: In 2011, Barbara Meier was happily married to film producer Oliver Berben (son of Iris Berben) for seven months.
Awards Awards, Engagement
✔︎ In 2008 Barbara Meier was an ambassador for the Year of Mathematics. This honor was awarded to her by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
✔︎ In 2013 he took part in the New York Marathon.
✔︎ Since 2015 she has been a WWF ambassador for the “Ghost Nets” project, which works against plastic waste in the sea.
✔︎ She is an ambassador for fair and environmentally friendly fashion for the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development since 2017.
✔︎ In December 2015, her book “Your Way to Weight Loss” was published by Dorling Kindersley.