The title of Miss Tuning 2016 is going to the city of Halle in Saxony-Anhalt. After four days of competition at Tuning World Bodensee, Julia Oemler was crowned by the previous queen of car tuners, Liane Günter, at the big finale on May 8. Having triumphed over twelve other finalists, she will now be the face of the industry for the coming year. The winner can look forward to twelve months of a jet-set lifestyle in the spotlight, including a trip to Dubai for the production of the 2017 Miss Tuning Calendar. During her reign, Julia Oemler can step on the gas in the official car provided to her, a customized and fully equipped Nissan Juke Accenta.
“I didn’t expect to win, especially after having seen all the other girls,” said the freshly crowned winner with delight. “It’s simply indescribable. I’ve competed in various beauty pageants, but never came in first before. This is a fantastic high point in my pageant career.” A formally trained office administrator from Halle, she works part-time as a model, and her leisure interests include fitness and travel. During her reign, she is particularly looking forward to working with diverse figures in the car-tuning industry, as well as the calendar shoot in Dubai. For her, a high point of the four days at Tuning World Bodensee was the first-ever Video Challenge, in which every finalist presented a specific aspect of the trade fair. “My highlight was getting to know members of the Performance Society car-tuning club during my video shoot. Those are really great people.” The admiration is mutual, as proven by the club’s loud support for Julia during the finale in the Performance Area.
Julia Oemler will be traveling in the coming year as a representative of Tuning World Bodensee. Besides the calendar shoot in Dubai alongside renowned car tuner Franz Simon, shot by photographer Andreas Reiter (who’s worked for celebrities and Playboy), she’ll participate in the promotional campaign for next year’s international exhibition event for car-tuning, its lifestyle and club scene. She’ll also travel across Europe with the Joker Trophy, a very special road trip event. Her upcoming agenda includes autograph sessions and motorsport events. But the second-place winner Christiane Schleicher (27, from Radebeul, Germany) and third-place winner Ivett Burján (18, from Sajóörös, Hungary) won’t go home empty-handed. Each will receive an allowance for the next shopping trip.