Penelope Ternes

Q & A

You signed with Modelwerk and it felt like you were on the next plane to London. What was going through your head?

Since it was my first flight all alone, I was very excited, everything was new to me and I had no idea what to expect. I was promptly stopped by security when I entered the country because I was a minor and very insecure. But today I can laugh about it. Nevertheless, I was really looking forward to London and had my first positive experiences in the modeling business.

At your first shows you were among a lot of supermodels. Didn’t your legs shake?

To be honest, I didn’t think about it that much, I just did my thing and did my best as an inexperienced model.

You are incredibly changeable. Do you like to slip into other roles?

Yes! I love to stand in front of the camera and slip into other roles and then let my creativity run free.

How do you deal with such a turbo-speed ascent? How do you keep your feet on the ground?

I am brought up quite down to earth and therefore treat everything with respect.

You look so strong in pictures. What about weaknesses?

Like all people, I also have weaknesses, which I then try to direct into the positive. For example, I’m actually a rather shy and reserved person, but in front of the camera I can put it down.

Your skin is perfect. Tell us your secret…

No, of course I don’t have perfect skin 🙂 it is very sensitive. But over time I found out that for me less is more. That’s why I only care for my skin with very mild products from the pharmacy. My favorite is the Avene moisturizer.

We‘re curious – Who is your role model?

I know that my mother will be uncomfortable to call her as my role model now, but I am very happy to have such a loving and strong person by my side.

What’s the first thing you do at home after a job?

Going out to eat with families or friends and chatting for hours.


Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Someday, I would love to live in: I don’t know that yet, the main thing is that I feel good

Addicted to: Coffee

If I was an animal, I would be: I don’t know, maybe a sloth

Favorite color: Rich yellow

Best vacation ever: Croatia 2013

Pizza or Pasta: Pizza 

If I was an emoji, I would be: 😏

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