Red leather jacket, black jeans, a silver ring in the left ear. Nordhausener, 28, attracts you immediately. It is almost impossible to imagine that he has ever done anything other than modeling internationally.
With his very light Thuringian dialect, Kühnemund tells how he shot his whole life about five years ago and that the sport gave him pleasure and energy.
FIT FOR FUN: Drummer in a metalcore band, bank clerk and just playing in front of the lens with Cate Blanchett for a scent campaign. Unusual career!
Benjamin Kühnemund: I've always made music, founded my first band at 13 years old. Later, I worked in a bank. At one point I was sitting in a bar with a boyfriend and I was dissatisfied with all my life.
The music ended, my work annoyed me, I sat all day in a cage. My friend said, "You're a handsome boy, why not be a model?"
Then I ran from casting to casting, and nothing worked until I found myself with my Kult Models agency.
FIT FOR FUN: As well trained as today, you were not always there. Do you remember when you decided to change something?
Kühnemund: There was a moment aha in the shower which was extremely memorable. Everything seemed stupid, I had a feeling of emptiness. Go to the branch every day, always see the same thing, have the same pace, live the same thing.
Sport? Not done for years. I wanted to change my situation, search the Internet and talk to a friend. It has been said time and time again that sport should help and run wild
FIT FOR FUN: And then did you start running?
Kühnemund: The first time I arrived maybe 300 meters and was completely broken. This physical exhaustion knew
I am no longer. I ran every three days, always a little further and I really enjoyed:
FIT FOR FUN: At one point, weight training probably appeared?
Kühnemund: Friends of mine went to the gym, so I did not even dare to start. They then took me with me and showed me exercises.
It was funny, because the girls have partially raised twice. The essential thing is to do the exercises properly. In the meantime, I do a lot of sports.
FIT FOR FUN: For example?
Kühnemund: Weightlifting is the order of the day two or three times a week. Plus, I swim and do yoga – a super complete workout that balances body and mind and reduces stress.
As I live in the Harz mountains, I do a lot of cycling or skating with my son often. We were surfing even last summer.
FIT FOR FUN: Have you also changed your diet?
Kühnemund: There were fast foods, sweet stuff and a lot of coke. But I then traded white bread for whole wheat and ate more protein.
I rarely cook at home, but Thai z. B. is delicious and on the way to me the best and healthiest alternatives.
Training in the everyday life of models: Although Benjamin Kühnemund spends almost every day in a different city during the week, his training is rarely unusual. "I often coach in the hotel gym or look for a studio near me on Google Maps," says the father of an 11-year-old son.
When things have to go fast, the model swears by exercising with her own weight (about 87-89 kg).
"Everything you did in the field of physical education: squats, pulls on the legs, pulls on the boards, so that you can accomplish many things in five short exercises and five reps."