German atop model Victoria Jancke arrived in Brazil before the new coronavirus pandemic was announced. At first, she visited São Paulo, Paraty, Ilha Grande, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, João de Boa Vista and Campinas and fell in love with the country. The quarantine arrived and she, who is also an actress and presenter, was trapped in the country that already has more than 70 thousand killed by the new coronavirus. She stayed in Brazil for months and returned to Germany few days ago “I love Brazil, I miss that country but is also so nice to be at home! I was missing my family and Friends”.
A model from major brands, such as L’Oreal and Volkswagen, the 1.84m blonde learned Portuguese and has already mastered the language with an impressive naturalness. It was even because of the language that, with fun videos, she went viral on the internet among Brazilians on TikTok and Instagram, where she already has almost 500 thousand followers and about 80% of fans are from Brazil.
“I was always interested in Brazil, I love to learn new languages and was already fluent in Spanish. I wanted to study Portuguese because I wanted to be able to spend more time in Brazil, work here and have a life. This is the second time I am in Brazil, I like people a lot, the food – coxinha is my favorite -, I feel like I’m at home here ”, confesses the model.
Victoria is also based in Los Angeles and has worked in American and European productions and the work has enabled her to meet people from all over the world. Also because of this, the model got to know the struggles of minorities in each country, became engaged and militant in the Black lives matter movement. She got startled when she received a flurry of criticism for her position, in addition to losing followers, mostly Germans.
“I lost followers because I am very involved with the Black lives Matter acts on my Instagram, and I talk a lot about subjects that other people don’t talk about because I want to use my privilege, something I have had my whole life, to pay attention to something that it matters! So, I use my social networks to talk to people and open these discussions, since some media simply ignore this and, in fact, most of these lost followers were not Brazilians. Most were from Germany. It’s okay for them to stop following me because I don’t want anyone with racist thoughts on my social networks, ”she says.
She lived in São Paulo for almost 4 months. In Brazil, Victoria did a campaign for the local brand Just Approve and a collaboration with Calvin Klein Brasil. She is confirmed for a Amazon Movie in the next months.