Tadias Interview With Sara Nuru: Germany’s Next Top Model

Germany's Top Model Sarah Nuru. (Photo by Oliver S)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New York (TADIAS) – The following is an interview with Sarah Nuru, who was crowned Germany’s Top Model last month after she beat out 21,000 contestants to claim the coveted title.

Heidi Klum, the top model host, made the announcement in front of a packed crowd of 15,000 in the Cologne Lanxess Arena.

The 19-year-old fashion model from Munich, whose parents immigrated from Ethiopia, has earned the nickname “Sunshine” from Germany’s Next Top Model, and was wildly popular with her competitors.

Here is our interview with Sara.

Photo by Oliver S.

TADIAS: Sara, thank you for your time and congratulations on your tremendous
accomplishments. How does it feel to be crowned Germany’s Next Top Model?

Sara: Thank you very much, I feel very happy. Yes it is quite amazing what is going on right now. It will probably take time until I really recognize this amazing development. But so far, it is a wonderful experience and right now a very exciting time for me.

TADIAS: What does this title mean for your future career?

Sara: To be honest, the title is a great door-opener but I will not lay back and enjoy the title . I have a great chance to make the very best of my benefit. Since the 21st of May, the day I became Germany’s next Top-model, I was hardly at home, worked day and night and really enjoyed my new life as a model! That’s how I imagined it.

TADIAS: This is historical in a sense that the media is saying that you are the first black person to be crowned Germany’s Next Top Model. Did you feel additional pressure because of your cultural background?

Sara: Well, I feel honored that you call it “historical”, but I wouldn’t make a big thing of it . For me, it is of course fantastic to be a black model. I’m very happy that I became the winner of Germany’s next Top-model beside so many beautiful and talented girls. I’m Ethiopian through my parents that’s a fact and I’m absolutely proud of it. But I can’t imagine that my skin color had a big effect for my victory at this show .

TADIAS: Where do you see yourself in a few years?

Sara: It is quite difficult to predict a career, but I have a reliable agency and already great jobs and four big campaigns to work for. Of course, it is desirable for every model to be successful in the international model business. But I am someone who is down to earth and I, of course, will work hard and be calm and serene in attending to my ways.

TADIAS: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Sara: Thank you to everyone who believed in me. And, yes, just like I said stay true to yourself and never forget were you came from.

TADIAS: Good luck Sara.

Sara: Thank you very much and all the best.

Sara Nuru – One of Her First Interviews After Her Victory

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37 Responses to “Tadias Interview With Sara Nuru: Germany’s Next Top Model”

  1. 1 Tefera Jun 3rd, 2009 at 9:22 am

    My warmest congratulations from Berlin! mein herzliches Glückwünsch aus Berlin;

    We are all proud of you my dear sister. You are young, smart, confident and beautiful. The sky is the limit. I admire your determination and may you continue to have the strength to maintain your great human qualities as you move on in life. All the best to you in your all future endeavors. And my deep respect and congratulations to your family for you are a reflection of their love and hard work.



  2. 2 tt Jun 3rd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I would like to say congratulations to Sara. You are very beautiful and I am really proud of you, keep going so you are the world top model. Well done.

  3. 3 Abeba Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow Sara good interview, and you are so beautiful. I am also proud…fellow Ethiopian from Munich.

    Abeba from München.

  4. 4 Adane Jun 3rd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I am proud of you Sara. Congratulation.

  5. 5 Teshome Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    You are so beautiful and modest. We enjoyed seeing you up there (on the stage).

    Your beauty radiates.

    God Bless you .

  6. 6 GMT Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    You have such a breathtaking beauty, and sound very intelligent reading your interview. Keep up the good work and set a good example for the rest of Ethiopian beauties.

  7. 7 Seblewongel Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Sara, Job well done! What a delight it was to watch you during the last gripping moments of the show. So many people in the stadium were cheering for you. I was feeling your heart beat and I was just as nervous and too emotional when your face came on the cover of the Cosmopolitan Magazine. As a mother I was just so happy for you but also sensitive toward your gracious competitors. You are Germany’s Top Model and continue on with the same confidence to pursue your dreams in even bigger platforms.

    Alexandria, Virginia

  8. 8 BD Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Sara, you are very beautiful, and very smart.

    From proud Ethiopian.

  9. 9 Hirut Jun 4th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I am half German and Half Ethiopian. I grew up in the United States and it is so inspiring to me personally to see you embracing both your German and Ethiopian heritage. You are a great example of the changing times and ways of the world. You embody hope. Remain calm, as you said, and anything is possible. Good luck and all the best Sara!

  10. 10 Melaku Jun 4th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations Sara we all are proud! Thank you for your determination and success that you brought for all of us especially from Ethiopia! God bless you and Ethiopia.

  11. 11 mimi Jun 4th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Baby girl i wish you bright future and all the best. Hope to see you in much higher level soon.

    Alexandria, VA

  12. 12 efrem san francisco Jun 4th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    When i see my fellow Ethiopians become successful in any kind of field, i usually tend to cry because most of us know how we grew up in Ethiopia. it is really hard for an Ethiopian young females to be a model; if you ask me why, i would rather leave the answer to Sara. Anyway, congratulations Sara. your tremendous is our victory too. i hope you will also give your piece of advise to other Ethiopian females who wants to be just like you. congratulations!

  13. 13 Gulilat F. Jun 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Congratulation Sara. It is good for Ethiopia , Ethiopian blessing.

    It is showing Again and again around the world.

  14. 14 kassaye.A Jun 8th, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Sara-Great achivement .Proud of you.

  15. 15 mahlet Jun 9th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Although i am happy for her that she made it here, i don’t see the point of posting her on this website. I know she is Ethiopian and most Ethiopians are proud of her, i would rather see someone who actually did some good to the world, posting a girl that won a modeling contest doesn’t really seem as important, because this win doesn’t do anyone else good except herself.

  16. 16 Mimi Jun 9th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations Sara! You are an inspiration to many young Ethiopians (girls and boys) in the the Diaspora. I am 28 and a mother of two beautiful girls raising them on my own in the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C. I want my girls to have the same determination and skills that you have. I am very proud of you. And yes, you have done more than “some good to the world” by just by being an inspiration. It is no easy challenge to be crowned Germany’s Next Top Model.

    We love you Sara!

  17. 17 Yedilken Jun 11th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    We are so proud of u girl. U really are a sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. 18 dawit Jun 11th, 2009 at 7:19 am

    dear sis
    it is really amazing to see some one like you win this victory , it is unthinkable in German but it is true. That is a really good message to the world and that people are changing. Tank God.

    be blessed


  19. 19 Beyene Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Wow ! Your interviews are all great as well… You are truly more than only a GTM beauty… An inspiration to all girls of your age so to say…!
    A great admiration to your parents for the modesty in your character which we happened to observe during the heavy challenges of the whole GNTM competition and all the way upto now.!
    Keep it up girl…You are on the right track.


  20. 20 Sheri Jun 12th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    congratulations for the title…wow, u r really gorgeous. Well done.

  21. 21 Akel Jun 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Congratulations Sara. I am glad about your victory. PLEASE, always keep in your heart who made you (God the creator) and give glory to Him. Everything we have while we are in this earth belongs and comes from him. We love you sister and may God Bless your future too.

  22. 22 Muluken K. Jun 13th, 2009 at 4:11 am

    I was delighted when I read this good news. Sara I would like to say congratulations. Please do more and more to raise up our country Ethiopia b/c you are Ethiopian through your parents.

    Muluken Kemissie

  23. 23 Ephrem Jun 14th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Hi I am proud of you as model,,it is great success..as u said you have to work hard to get more the sky is the limit.keep up u effort

  24. 24 despes Jun 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    We love Sara because she makes us feel proud of ourselves.

  25. 25 betty milkiyas Jun 23rd, 2009 at 2:49 am

    sara u u so Miraculous and a big sign(Symbol) for all Ethiopians

  26. 26 miriam berg Jul 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    wow you are the beutifull girl in the world.keep on moving.

  27. 27 john Aug 7th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    She won Germany’s Top Model. Great! What does she plan to do help Ethiopia?

  28. 28 Semai Aug 12th, 2009 at 10:57 am


    You are really a top model. Beautiful and intelligent. That you won confirms that Germany and its people have changed by embracing you as German.

    Good luck in everything.

  29. 29 Shimeles Sep 10th, 2009 at 3:32 am

    You did it. I did not expect to see a girl from Ethiopia to became the next Germen top model. I hope you will do all the best for your country.

  30. 30 germa Sep 12th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    menn temeslalech,gobez!

  31. 31 omayson Sep 13th, 2009 at 8:13 am

    hey sarah i appreciate wat ur doin .am from uganda bt based in ethiopia.i saw ur interview on tv en i wanted to get to know u beta.keep makin us proud.

  32. 32 DAWIT Sep 21st, 2009 at 10:00 am

    You gave us confidence that we have lots for years not only we Ethiopians should be proud Africa as a whole should be proud,GOOD LUCK

  33. 33 germa Oct 10th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Yegermal eko, Gobez!

  34. 34 unknowen Feb 20th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    dear john.. i don’t want to leave no comment but your Q. drove me to give you clear answer.. she is helping Ethiopia.. not only visiting you can find her work on http://www.ichwillgerechtigkeit.de … its her Fund website.. ” Generation ABC-2015”working
    with one of the most knowen charity called.. Mänchen für Mänchen in ethiopia.. she is working to help those kids who couldn’t find a chance to learn .. Building school…etc…. all I can say is she is not only Beautyful hmmm I am speachless.. Sara I really admier and Love you dear .. may God be with you.. and guied you where ever you go.. angel!

  35. 35 Misale Jul 6th, 2011 at 3:29 am

    you are truely “konjo”

  36. 36 Misale Jul 6th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    bewnet konjo nesh.

  37. 37 rozana Apr 28th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    ur fashion is so faboulous

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