Miss Theusner’s peculiar beauty didn’t take long to make me forget the first time I heard her name — Ulrike as in “Tante Ulrike” from my german schoolbook. It might just be an anecdotic detail at first sight, but says long about the power of her face and features, some kind of magic that remains oddly unnoticed by too many in fashion business while several teutonic beauties have had or are still enjoying remarkable moments, from blue-eyed blondes like Toni Garrn to short-haired womanly creatures like Iris Strubegger via the latest breakthrough from Deutschland, Kati Nescher, who started her career at nearly 30. Where is Ulrike Theusner, then, in this lovely landscape? Still a little undercover? Unfortunately (or not — who doesn’t love a spicy surprise right in time?), no big magazine has unveiled this rare beauty of hers yet, but seriously, it is extremely hard to believe this day isn’t quite close now. Fitting the trend of more mature models getting the first roles on glossy pages and coveted catwalks, with serious assets as an apparent touch of personality seconded by a true talent for staying photogenic in any situation — little extras that even famous models lack today. Backed by a solid and diversified book, as well as sets of polaroids flirting with perfection, Ulrike is one of the latest and most thrilling addition to Eskimo Direct’s Mannschaft… er… model roster, I meant.