Lou-Anne was able to assert herself against her fellow campaigners and is “Germany’s next top model”. Victory is still difficult for them to grasp.

Lou-Anne (19) is “Germany’s next top model”! The self-confident Austrian was able to assert herself against her fellow campaigners in the 17th season, the diversity season. In addition to a “Harper’s Bazaar” cover and an advertising deal with Mac Cosmetics, a prize money of 100,000 euros awaited the 19-year-old. In an interview with the news agency spot on news, Lou-Anne reveals what the first words of her mother Martina (50) were, who also took part in the season and took third place in the final. In addition, the up-and-coming model talks about his goals in the modeling business, strengths on the catwalk and the next mother-daughter vacation.

When you were able to consciously think for the first time yesterday, what were you thinking?

Lou-Anne: I didn’t really realize until now that I won. That’s still to come. But I just wanted to enjoy this evening in general, have fun and think about nothing else. That’s up to me anyway. So I didn’t think too much about anything else.

What were the first words you exchanged with your mother after the decision?

Lou-Anne: Mom told me she was so proud of me. And what did I say? That everything she did looked so great. We then talked briefly about the show in general. But only briefly, because something came from every corner.

How did the evening look like for you yesterday, did you celebrate for a long time?

Lou-Anne: Yes, of course, there was this after show party. I was there with a few other candidates and a few friends and family. We were there until 4:30am. And it was really funny. We really danced the whole time and enjoyed this moment again. I think I went to bed at 5:00 am.

In a year’s time, what would you like to be able to tell when you look back?

Lou-Anne: Well, good things take time. Of course I want to stay in the model business and try to use this profit. Be it photo shoots or a catwalk. But mainly modelling, not “influencing”, that’s not really my thing. I don’t like being in front of my phone and then talking. I just want to have a career as a model if I’ve already got such a stepping stone.

You had also considered a career as a stylist, maybe that can be combined somehow?

Lou-Anne: In fact, I never considered a career as a stylist. I did it because I really wanted to do something creative. But I knew from the start that I would never work in a hair salon. Especially not as an employee, if so, then your own salon. But that doesn’t satisfy me that much.

Why do you think you prevailed over the other candidates in the end?

Lou-Anne: I heard a lot yesterday that I had such a strong presence on the runway. And that my eyes were so focused. I really just enjoyed the moment and wanted to do my best. Just get everything out of me again, because I knew this was the last evening. But what really made Heidi do it, I don’t know, because I really think the others are so strong. I could never have made that decision because we are so different. I don’t even know how she defined that exactly. For me they were all great!

So did you think it was good not to end up standing there with your mother?

Lou-Anne: It wasn’t like I was like, “Thank god Mom’s out before me.” I didn’t think about that at all because I thought it was so nice that we were allowed to do the final together. We’ve done this whole journey together. On the one hand I thought it was a pity that she “only” came third, but on the other hand we can’t influence that. Heidi made the decision and then I just hoped that I would progress and maybe even win.

Has your relationship with your mother changed over the course of the season?

Lou-Anne: No, the relationship between me and my mother hasn’t changed at all. Especially not in a negative sense, we have a really good bond with each other. We get along great, we really like doing things together. Every two years there is a mother-daughter vacation. There was nothing that could have been improved.

Are you already planning a next mother-daughter holiday?

Lou-Anne: We actually haven’t talked about where to go next. But we definitely said if one of us wins, she invites the other one on vacation. (laughs)

How are things going for you locally? Is Klosterneuburg an area you can imagine visiting in the next few years, or would you prefer Milan or even New York?

Lou-Anne: I definitely don’t intend to stay in Klosterneuburg. This is not mine at all. I used to always want to move to Vienna, but now I don’t really want to because I’m kind of bored there. It’s so small I don’t even know what to do there. It’s not the perfect place to get off to a flying start either. But I’m not going to move right away either. At some point, however, the plan is definitely to move to something completely different. Whether it’s the USA or London… definitely not Austria and not Germany either.

Many candidates have already had time to look for external jobs. Have you had any successes there?

Lou-Anne: I have a few inquiries that need to be resolved. It’s important to me that it’s not something. I want it to go in the right direction for me. Sure, you can accept any cooperation, but that also leads me more into the influencer track, which I personally don’t want.

Did it mean a lot to you to win the diversity relay?

Lou-Anne: Actually, I didn’t really think about being in the diversity relay. For me it didn’t really change anything. It was a great time anyway. I loved that there were so many different characters and types, but it wasn’t a point where I was like, “I was in the diversity relay, so I’m even happier that I won.”

So for you it’s already the norm, which it should be. So not a big issue anymore?

Lou-Anne: Exactly, it’s actually normal for me and you can also see that this is changing in the fashion world and in the modeling business. So slow but it’s coming.

You have always been praised for your composure. Is there a ritual behind it?

Lou-Anne: I’m just very easy-going by nature. But when I do get a little tense, I usually stand there and just take a deep breath, close my eyes, and say, “It’s going to be alright. Just enjoy the moment.” And that was it.