This year's jungle queen has already been crowned with Lucy Diakovska (47) - but "I'm a star - get me out of here" is only over after the traditional "big reunion" (RTL and RTL) of all this year's candidates in the tree house. This was discussed alongside numerous flashbacks on "Day 18" in the jungle camp.
Untypically a queen but typically Lucy, the jungle queen warmly and personally greeted each of her fellow campers before turning her attention to the moderation team Sonja Zietlow (55) and Jan Köppen (40). The winner of the 17th season explained that she never expected that she would blossom so much in the camp and love every minute. Lucy speculated that one of the things that helped her win was her openness: "That showed me that I should be a little more open with my emotions in my life and not always keep it to myself." Twenty4Tim (23), who came in third, had a different idea as to why Lucy won: "You didn't even complain. Not once." She will invest her money, among other things, in a national park near her hotel in Bulgaria and in an animal aid organization.
Former "GNTM" participant Anya Elsner (20) was disappointed that she didn't get the opportunity to overcome her fear of spiders and only had to sit in the camp. Cora Schumacher (47) was most annoyed about her body - because she had to retire early because of a "little cough". “I would have really, really liked to have stayed in therapy with you a little longer,” she said.
Kim Virgina (28), who, unlike Queen Lucy, wore her own crown for the show, was known to have a little more time with the animals in the camp. She now had an explanation as to why she was chosen to take the exams so often: “Because I was really unpleasant.” The big topic of the season was of course discussed again in the tree house: she once again accused her TV ex Mike Heiter (31) of disrespect. "A lot of bad things happened in private that I didn't process and then came out," she explained her attacks on the reality star. At least one of them she would now like to take back: that she used the relationship with his child against him in the show.
Camp enemy Leyla Lahouar (27) was only moderately interested in Kim's comments, which she openly admitted. She became more alert when her jungle crush Mike was questioned. Both of them now thought that the two of them spent a night cuddled up close to each other on a cot was a “stupid idea”. However, this was less due to Kim and more due to the lack of hygiene. “We just stunk,” Leyla explained. However, nothing is ruled out for the future, as Mike assured: "I still have our friendship bracelet. We've stayed in touch in such a way that we stay in touch..."
Felix von Jascheroff (41) felt that the triangular drama robbed him of his screen time: "It really bothered me right from the start." As an honest person with sleep deprivation, he couldn't have kept it to himself, said the "GZSZ" star. However, that wasn't his only problem. “I am a freedom-loving person and if you don’t get out, it will be difficult,” von Jascheroff continued.
David Odonkor (39) was allowed to comment on Popo-Gate again in the group: "If you see naked asses for three, four, five hours, then it's too much." The footballer said he would no longer have been able to concentrate on the conversation because of the distraction. He therefore asked the women to put something on. The professional athlete still described his time in the camp as “amazing”. He learned to deal with many characters and with his own thoughts. Also surprising was the realization that he would prefer his fellow campers to his football colleagues. The reason is less surprising: "You can still educate them."
Heinz Hoenig (72) and his “Ziwi” Fabio Knez (30) formed another “couple” in the camp. Even when looking back, the two showered each other with respect and compliments. “You have a very hard shell, like a small walnut, but the core is soft,” said Fabio. For Hoenig, the camp awakened even deeper memories: the first time he pitched a tent with his father. "We were really very happy and I often remembered that. Because that's very important: you have to be very close to the earth."