This is how Nicole Reitbauer really came to Germany’s next top model! Already around 20 years ago she gained experience in the modeling business. Finished for her children Nicole However, her career is just beginning. Today the 49-year-old wants to try again with GNTM – and convinces model mom Heidi Klum (49) from week to week. But now she revealed: Nicole never applied to GNTM himself!

In an interview with Colorful The beauty revealed that she “never had the courage” to apply to the model show. “ProSieben wrote to me via Instagram. And then I was in a phase of life when I thought: ‘Okay, the kids are grown up now, what comes after that? Is there anything else to come?'” Nicole realized that she “had forgotten a bit”, which is why she finally dared to take the step: “When ProSieben asked, it was clear to me: I want to find out what I’m made of again.”

That Nicole she has no regrets today that she gave up her modeling career for her children: “I decided to stay at home. It was very important to me that I can spend a lot of time with my children and raise them”explained the mother of two in the big GNTM interview teaching with Claudia von Brauchitsch.