Andrea Wolfert from Balingen in Baden-Württemberg actually wanted to be a midwife, but years ago she followed a vocation with her dream job mermaid. Wolfert, who calls herself "Mermaid Mohini", is fully booked until further notice and can make a good living from her job, as she says.
The 40-year-old small businesswoman performs in swimming pools or at children's birthday parties all year round. "Being a mermaid is my soul, my passion," says the mother of three.
The trend towards "mermaiding" ("mermaid" means mermaid) was fueled by the youth series "H2O - Just Add Water", in which three teenagers turn into mermaids when they come into contact with water. One of the first mermaid clubs in Germany was founded in Mutlangen in Swabia in 2012.
However, the job is not suitable for everyone, Wolfert tells the German Press Agency. "You have to sing, dance, act, be entertaining - and under no circumstances should you be in a bad mood." And her job is also exhausting - more than just make-up and glitter. Mermaiding is a sport and can be dangerous, says Wolfert, who has long, turquoise hair.