character: Verliebt in Berlin

Verliebt in Berlin

Lisa Plenske (Alexandra Neldel) is a plain love-lorn secretary in this German TV show; the German version of Ugly Betty.

Glamorous Alexandra Neldel adopts a new image with the assistance of makeup, glasses, braces, a wig and a fat-suit which thickens her thighs and gives her a flabby tummy. In the second series Lisa’s look was softened; she got nicer glasses and clothes, and lost the braces.

The makeup

Nadine Seidel (as Nadine Aleardi) was the chief makeup artist and makeup arist for Alexandra Neldel.

Hasso von Hugo was responsible for the fat-suit. I am grateful to a German friend for the images of Alexandra demonstrating her fat-suit for a German TV programme.