True beauty knows no age Limit
By FFE EU News Staff
A new over-50 woman was just named Miss 50plus Germany on Saturday. Fifty-two Monika Römer-Emich beat 19 others in this one-of-a-kind pageant which started a year ago.
Monika, who works as a saleswoman, said ‘I am still so overwhelmed, it was really an amazing experience.’ Her prizes include a one year modelling contract with the organisers Miss Germany Corporation (MGC).
MGC CEO Ralf Klemmer said that the pageant was created to show that true beauty does not decline with age: ‘It used to be that women at this age were on the shelf. These days they’ve raised kids to adulthood, and they’re still professionally successful, or even making a new start.
‘In appearance there’s hardly anything to tell them apart from a 30-year-old.’
Around 500 women entered the competition this year, the oldest of which was aged 69. Contestants had to wow 10 judges with a Dirndl (traditional German dress), a business outfit and an evening gown.
The judges included TV presenters, singers, fashion designers, last year’s winner Christina Wache (who won the crown at the age of 53) and Bodenmais mayor Joachim Heller.