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The insane career of Curvy Model Sarina Nowak

Sarina Nowak has achieved what many GNTM contestants can only dream of: After she signed up for the casting show in 2009 at the age of just 15 and came in sixth, she went on to have a real dream career – as a curvy model in the USA. Now, 13 years after her modeling debut, she is a guest judge on Heidi’s current “Germany’s next Topmodel” season.

Since her participation in GNTM, a lot has happened with Sarina Nowak. The now 28-year-old dared to move to the U.S. five years ago, left radical size zero diets behind, wrote a book about her body transformation and is now an internationally booked curvy model, who has already landed jobs for Sports Illustrated, Forever21 and Kim Kardashian’s fashion brand Skims, and chapeau!

In an interview with ProSieben, Sarina talked about her career change: “About a year after I moved to Los Angeles, something clicked. I realized that I needed a change in my life. That I no longer needed to torture my body with diets. That I want to be happy", the model is quoted as saying. In her "slim body" she had never felt comfortable and always suffered from the fear of not fitting into the clothes of the designers at castings. "When I made the decision to accept my life and my body as it is, I started eating normally again. Gained weight. And love my curves to this day", resümiert Sarina Nowak. 

Sarina Nowak – after GNTM in the model Olympus.

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After GNTM, Sarina was able to get some smaller model jobs – like here in 2013 in Berlin.Photo: Getty Images

After the very big model success after the GNTM participation initially failed, Sarina ignited the career turbo after her emigration: It started in 2017 with a runway job for the US magazine "Sports Illustrated".

Sarina Nowak
In the summer of 2017, Sarina ran für "Sports Illustrated" – an accolade!Photo: Getty Images

This was followed by various shoots for the brands of the Kardashian family – 2018 she even posed alongside Khloé Kardashian! In the same year, she published her book "Curvy" and landed at number 40 on the Spiegel bestseller list.

In 2019, Sarina Nowak was then seen as a participant in "Dancing on Ice" on Sat.1 and made it to the finals there. And just recently we spotted her at Fashion Week in London:

In addition to her various model jobs and TV appearances, the 28-year-old is also good at Insta-business, constantly provides her 614,000 followers (as of 10.3.2022) with insights from her everyday life between runways and photo shoots. Heidi’s candidates first have to copy her…