Jana Ina

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Jana Ina Zarrella, (born December 12, 1976 in Petrópolis,[1] Rio de Janeiro (state)), is a TV show host and model.

Jana Ina Zarrella & Giovanni Zarrella


Jana Ina grew up in Petropolis, city of the state of Rio de Janeiro, where she took up a number of dancing classes including Salsa, Mambo, Ballet, Jazz and Samba. She'd taken singing classes for eleven years and sang in a choir as a back up singer. At 15, she signed up at a modeling agency. After completing school in 1994, Jana Ina began studying Journalism at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

In 1999 she moved to Germany, where her great-grandparents are originally from. Soon after moving, she received offers to record an album. She performed at numerous beauty pageants and international events, such as the Miss Intercontinental' contest, which she served as a jury as well.

From March 2004 to March 2006, she hosted the five-hour afternoon show Giga (formerly NBC GIGA). From 22 August 2006 Jana Ina hosted the Games of the World League eSport Bundesliga.

Jana married Giovanni Zarrella and has a son.


Jana Ina is well known for usually wearing an upturned collar Polo shirt when she was on NBC GIGA from 2004 to 2006.


  • 2002: Yo Te Quiero
  • 2003: Make My Day
  • 2003: Tanze Samba mit mir (with Hape Kerkeling)


  • 2004: Samba in Mettmann
  • 2006: Mr. Nanny (TV-Film, ZDF)

TV series[edit]

  • 2004-2006: Network reporter at GIGA
  • 2007: The Model and the Freak
  • 2008: Jana Ina & Giovanni - We're pregnant
  • 2010: Jana Ina & Giovanni - Pizza, Pasta & Amore [2]
  • 2017: Curvy Supermodel


  1. ^ "Brasileira conquista a televisão alemã" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 2004-08-05.
  2. ^ reporting Prosieben to start the program. Last accessed on 13 January 2010

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