“Italy’s most beautiful Po” turns 43: The highlights in the life of Michelle Hunziker


Updated January 24, 2020, 10:58 a.m.

The triple mom started her career as a model, but she celebrated her greatest successes as a presenter: Michelle Hunziker not only turned her husbands Eros Ramazzotti and Tomaso Trussardi, but also many television viewers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. On January 24th “Italy’s most beautiful Po” will be 43 years old. © spot on news

Michelle Yvonne Hunziker was born on January 24, 1977 to a Dutch woman and a painter from Switzerland near Lugano. She spent her childhood in Switzerland before moving to the Italian city of Bologna with her mother in 1993. There she started a career as a model for catalog photos and was soon considered “Italy’s most beautiful bottom”. The picture shows a model shot of Hunziker from 1994.

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In 1996 the blonde, who speaks Italian, French, German, English and Dutch, got her first job as a moderator of the program “I cervelloni” (German: Intelligenzbestien). In the same year she met cuddly singer Eros Ramazzotti. The two became a couple, and in the same year their daughter Aurora was born. In 1998 Hunziker and Ramazzotti married, together they were guests on the show “Wetten, dass …?”. (Photo)

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After further successful moderations in Italy and Switzerland, Hunziker really appeared in Germany for the first time in 1998. Together with Thomas Gottschalk, she moderated the awarding of the golden camera. In 2002 she received the Italian television award for her shows “Zelig” and “Scherzi a parte”.

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The moderation of the show “Striscia la notizia” was a special coup by the young star. The show humorously dealt with the day’s events and the then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. With Thomas Elstner, Hunziker also presented the talk show “First Happiness” from 2000, in which singer Peter Kraus (left) was also a guest. (Photo)

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Between 2002 and 2004 Michelle Hunziker and Carsten Spengemann formed the moderation duo of the then new casting show “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (photo) and from then on was regularly featured on German television. In 2006 she also made a trip to the music business and released her first album “Lole” and the single “From Noon Till Midnight”.

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In the meantime, the marriage to Eros Ramazzotti broke up. The couple separated in 2002, but were only officially divorced in 2009. In the same year, Hunziker got her most important moderation job on German TV, alongside Thomas Gottschalk in “Wetten, dass …?”. The picture shows her in 2002 with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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The Swiss retained her job at ZDF for just under two years. After the serious accident of competition candidate Samuel Koch in 2010, she and Thomas Gottschalk only moderated the show until the end of 2011. Last summer there was another special edition in which Thomas Gottschalk and Michelle Hunziker, among others, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Heidi Klum in hosted the bullring in Palma de Mallorca. (Photo)

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In 2011, Hunziker revealed shocking things on Italian television: from 2002 to 2006, she was said to have been caught by a sect called “Warrior of Light”, which was after her fortune. One of the consequences is said to have been the separation from Eros Ramazzotti. Sect researchers, however, had never heard of the group. Photo: In 2011 the star met during his last moderation of “Wetten, dass …?” on singer Lenny Kravitz.

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In private, Michelle Hunziker found her luck again with the heir of the Italian fashion group Trussardi. In 2013 she and Tomaso Trussardi announced their engagement, and their first daughter was born in autumn. The photo shows pregnant Michelle 2013 with Tomaso in Italy.

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The couple’s wedding took place in 2014 in Bergamo, Italy. Just a year later, Hunziker gave birth to a little daughter again, who made the family happiness perfect. Professionally, things went like clockwork for the ex-model. In addition to Dieter Bohlen and Dana Schweiger, she sat on the jury for “Deutschland sucht den Superstar – Kids” in 2012, with Bohlen and Thomas Gottschalk she assessed the skills of the participants in “Das Supertalent”.

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Hunziker’s first-born daughter Aurora Ramazzotti has now grown up. The photo shows her with stepfather Tomaso Trussardi (l.), Mama Michelle and her friend Goffredo Cerza (r.) 2018 in Milan.

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And Hunziker’s younger daughters Celeste and Sole are no longer babies and obviously make their mom happy. You can also get over the small career depth in Germany that the moderator is currently experiencing. “The big surprise show”, which she presented on ZDF in 2014, was canceled after one issue. However, the ZDF announced that it would continue to work with her.

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