If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
OH MY! I have a lot of advice for little Lea.
But the most important thing is to remember, “If a door closes, keep it closed. There is always an open window around the corner.”
When I got a hip fracture during a Modern Pentathlon competition in 2017, my whole world shattered. I lost everything I worked for, all my dreams and the reason I was who I am in just a second. I didn't know what to do with life or the future. I've tried very hard to reopen the door to competitive sports and championships. But I realized that that period of my life was over. I floated in the bubble of the unknown for some time. Till A small window was opened by Carmen. It was the window on how I got into modeling. A whole new world that gave and still gives me hope and joy.
It was the window that saved me from living in the past. With modeling I was able to create a new future with new dreams and wishes.
To sum it up a little faster: Little Lea! Never give up! You are strong and life goes on! And sometimes it just gets better!
What do you study?
I'm studying Middle East/Islamic Studies and Politics. And I'm learning Arabic and Turkish.
What is your favorite sport?
I do fencing and I love it. It's such a dynamic, fast and mental sport. But I also play golf. Not really good, but it's always a great event with my family.