Larissa Marolt

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Larissa Marolt
Rise Up! And Dance Premiere Wien 02 Larissa Marolt.jpg
Larissa Marolt in 2014
Born Larissa-Antonia Marolt
(1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 (age 22)
Carinthia, Austria
Occupation Model, actress
Modeling information
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue / Green
Measurements 34½–25–34½ (US)
84–63–84 (EU)
Dress size 6 (US)/36 (EU)

Larissa-Antonia Marolt (born 10 July 1992 in Klagenfurt[1]) is an Austrian fashion model and actress. She was the winner of the first cycle of Austria's Next Topmodel.[2] After her victory she also participated in the fourth season of Germany's Next Top Model, where she was placed eighth.[3]

Early life[edit]

Larissa-Antonia Marolt was raised in the Carinthian town of St. Kanzian, where her father, Heinz Anton Marolt, a former member of the Austrian Freedom Party and retired local politician, owns a hotel. She has three siblings (two brothers and one older sister). Marolt attended a Gymnasium and passed her A-Levels in 2010.


At the age of 16, Marolt auditioned for Austria's Next Top Model, where she was chosen as one of the ten girls to appear on the TV show. In the last episode she was declared winner of the title "Austria's Next Topmodel". The prize included a contract with the modelling agency Wiener Models, an appearance on the cover of the Austrian Magazine Miss in February 2008, a contract as the face of the next advertising campaign for Swarovski Crystallized and a participation in Germany's Next Topmodel by Heidi Klum, making her the second (After Andrea Akmazdic from Croatia and Bosnia) contestant worldwide to appear on two different Top Model shows.

Despite being a former winner and the audience's favourite, Marolt failed to garner the sympathy of her fellow contestants, which resulted in her isolation from the group.[4] After her participation in the two shows, she walked the runway in the Amber Fashion Show[5] and the Vienna Life Ball in 2009. She also landed the covers of several Austrian magazines such as Madonna or Live.

Marolt (second from the right) with the other finalists of Germany's Next Topmodel 2009
Marolt 2014 at the premier of her film Rise Up! And Dance in Vienna

In early 2010 Marolt participated in a spin-off show from Germany's Next Top Model based on the US reality series Modelville called Die Model WG. Despite getting booked for a runway show in the first episode Marolt decided to quit in Episode 2 in favour of school where she was busy with the preparation of her exams for her upcoming A-Level which she has passed. She went to New York and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. After she graduated she went to Berlin where she played the role of Maxi Koenig in the German series Anna und die Liebe. Beside she played a role in the TV series Danni Lowinski.

Marolts first movie, the Austrian production Rise Up! And Dance directed by Barbara Gräftner, premiered on March 11, 2014 at the UCI Cinema in the Millennium City in Vienna.[6][7] Marolt also plays in the 2013 Austrian horror movie Hopped Up - Friedliche Droge, directed by Michael Fischa,[8] the lead role. The film will be shown early 2014 in cinemas in Austria and Germany.[9][10]

In 2014, she participated in the German version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and finished 2nd place. Marolt had to perform altogether ten bushtucker trials which are used to allow the contestants to gain food and treats for the camp. She was selected by the TV viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to eight trials in a row setting a new world record, as no other celebrity in any of the international shows has been chosen that often consecutively.[11][12]

On 8 February 2014 Marolt was honoured by her birth town of Klagenfurt with a reception and received from its mayor Christian Scheider the 'Special Lindwurm Award'.[13][14] This special award was bestowed before only once in 2004 to the German entertainer Thomas Gottschalk.[15]

From 28 March 2014 to 16 Mai Marolt took part in the seventh series of the German TV show Let's Dance and finished in fourth place with her dancing partner Massimo Sinató.[16]

On 26 April 2014 Marolt won a Romy award at the 25th Romy TV Awards ceremony in the Vienna Hofburg.[17][18]

Marolt will take place in the German television game show Schlag den Star, an offshoot of the Schlag den Raab show, and compete in the first episode under the motto "Duell der Schönheiten" on 19 July 2014 against presenter and model Annica Hansen.[19]

From mid-September 2014 Larissa Marolt will be together with Peter Rapp, Oliver Pocher and Petra Frey in the jury of the fourth season of ORF's talent show Die große Chance'.[20]

On 17. June 2014 Marolt received the "New-Face-Award" at the Leading Ladies Award ceremony in Vienna. The prices were awarded in eight categories by Austria's weekly women magazine Madonna for the eight time.[21] Other winners besides Marolt were Christina Stürmer, Anna Fenninger, Ursula Karven and Sara Nuru.[22]

The head of RTL Television, Frank Hoffmann, announced on 17 July 2014 that filming of a docudrama centering on the life of Larissa Marolt had started.[23] The docudrama titled Larissa goes to Hollywood started to be screened in Germany on 25 April 2015.[24]

TV appearances[edit]



  • 2014 Special Lindwurm Award
  • 2014 Romy
  • 2014 Leading Ladies Awards (New-Face-Award category)


  1. ^ "Larissas Vater: Offener Brief an Petzner". (in German). 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-01-22.  (German)
  2. ^ "Austria's Next Topmodel: "Mediale Zeitbombe" gewinnt" (in German). 
  3. ^ "GNTM: Aus für Larissa!" (in German). 
  4. ^ "Mobbing bei Germany's Next Topmodel: Wie lange hält Kandidatin Larissa Marolt das durch?" (in German). 
  5. ^ "Larissa Marolt & Birgit Königstorfer for AMBER Fashion Show in Monaco". 
  6. ^ Larissa Marolt im Film "Rise up and dance" (German)
  7. ^ "Rise Up! And Dance"- Stars heute in Wien
  8. ^ Hopped Up official website
  9. ^ Larissa kommt ins Kino! (German)
  10. ^ "'Sie ist sehr professionell.'". Badener Zeitung. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dschungelprüfungs-Weltrekord für Larissa Marolt" (in German). Wochenblatt - die Zeitung für alle. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Weltrekord statt Zepter: Marolt Zweite bei RTL-"Dschungelcamp"" (in German). Tiroler Tageszeitung. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ein Lindwurm für Larissa". Kurier. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Larissa Marolt erhielt "Special Lindwurm Award"". Kleine Zeitung. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Die Landeshauptstadt Klagenfurt ehrte Thomas Gottschalk und "Wetten dass..."" (PDF). Stadtzeitung. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Larissa verboten sexy im hautengen Latex-Anzug" (in German). T-Online. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mittendrin statt nur dabei: Tratsch von der ROMY-Gala" (in German). Kurier. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Larissa Marolt gewinnt ROMY!" (in German). MISS. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Larissa Marolt tritt bei Neuauflage von "Schlag den Star" an
  20. ^ "Larissa Marolt und Oliver Pocher neu in der ORF-Jury". Kleine Zeitung. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Östereichischer Frauen-Preis: Christina Stürmer ist eine Leading Lady". N24. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Leading Ladies 2014: Die Siegerinnen der Gala-Nacht". Österreich. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Larissa Marolt macht Karriere – jetzt die RTL Doku-Soap". WirtschaftsBlatt. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  24. ^ Kylla, Denise (26 April 2015). "„Larissa goes to Hollywood“: Larissa zieht zu ihrem Regisseur nach Hollywood". Express. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Austria's Next Topmodel winner
Cycle 1 (2009)
Succeeded by
Aylin Kösetürk