Imagine being 21 with so many achievements behind your name, that’s what it’s like to be Alicia Schmidt! You’ve probably heard of the German athlete or you may know her from her super modeling career. The blonde beauty is an Olympian racer however people tend to focus on her looks instead of her talent which is the biggest challenge Alicia has faced along with many other obstacles.
Being Beautiful Was All the Public Noticed About Alica Schmidt, But They Were WrongPublished 7 months ago
On December 27, 1998, Alica Schmidt was born in Germany. The beautiful girl was born in a small town found in the country called Worms. Alica grew up in a small town with both her parents and had a very loving upbringing.
While growing up in a small town, it was obvious to those around her, that Alica was destined for greatness. It was discovered that Alica was very talented but no one knew just how special that talent was.
If you’re wondering when Alica’s time for fame came, it was in 2017, when she made her big athletics break! Schmidt was chosen as one of the best for the German national team! She performed at the Under 20 Championships.
This championship gave Schmidt more opportunities and she won a few trophies which gained her some attention from the public. It was at this point that Schmidt started to live her dream. Big things were still ahead for Schmidt and she had no idea.
In a relay race, there’s a team of runners competing together. In the 4x400 relay which Schmidt was a part of, her team consisted of herself along with Vanessa Aniteye, Meike Gerlach, and Corinna Schwab.
The girls were there and they planned on winning for their country. Their hard work and good teamwork were well worth it as the girls won silver medals and made their country proud.
Although Schmidt was becoming a rising star at such a young age for representing her country at nationals, it wasn’t the only thing that caught the public attention. There was something else about Alica, her undeniable beauty.
There was a large amount of publicity and airtime given to Schmidt based on her appearance. It’s hard to deny that Alica is a beautiful woman, with her long hair and long legs, the press was obsessed.
If you’re a talented Olympic athlete, you want to be taken seriously for your dedication and skill. Unfortunately, the public was too busy looking at her luscious looks instead of her talent. It may have started small, but then the obsession with her appearance began to increase.
In 2017, Busted Coverage, a website, even gave her the title of the “World’s Hottest Track Athlete.” Because of this title, Schmidts fame just heightened more.
Regardless of all the attention, Schmidt was getting, she stayed committed and focused on her dream and goals to achieve sporting excellence. Alica continued to get involved in sporting championships and aimed to win more competitions.
Then came Schmidts Olympic fame when she raced in the 200, 400, and 800 meter runs. Schmidt didn’t stop there, she also competed in hurdles and was skillful at that too.
When Schmidt tried an opportunity at hurdling at the championship for her first time in 2018, it didn’t go as expected. Schmidt participated in the 400-meter hurdle and she came in fifth place.
Even though she came fifth, this was a great achievement as she was very young at the time. Schmidt told German magazine Loox “I am very happy with the result”. Schmidt understood that her achievement was only the beginning for her and that she would only get better in time.
Schmidt’s career was just rising and she was becoming more popular by the day. Whether she was on the track or off the track, the public wanted to know more about German beauty.
Alica started to get grow popular worldwide and became famous on her own Instagram as well. All of her followers who were rising by the day wanted updates of the beauty's life and Alica enjoyed engaging with her fans.
While her Instagram fans enjoy following the beautiful athlete for updates, they also enjoy Alica's healthy content. Schmidt's channel consists of health and fitness tips to encourage a good lifestyle.
Being a star athlete, her fans trusted that she would give great health considering her appearance and success. Alica’s Instagram fame was rising and then she began getting opportunities from companies reaching out to her. Everyone saw the potential that Alica had and wanted her to be involved with their brands.
Schmidt would receive offers regularly from companies who wanted her to promote their fitness brands. While many of them weren’t worth it for Alica, an offer came along that she couldn’t resist.
Playboy magazine personally chose Alica to feature in their magazine! The Playboy magazine is known for giving publicity for rising stars and this would be the next step into becoming a true celeb. In Alica's mind, she knew that it wasn't the right step for her career.
Schmidt had the new possibility for her whole life to change if she accepted the Playboy magazine offer, despite the money and fame it would bring her, she said no. Schmidt knew just how much her life would change and she wasn’t sure if it was the direction she wanted to take.
Schmidt wanted to continue with her current goals and passion and put all her energy and focus into that. Alica was starting to get frustrated with the public focusing on her appearance than her talent.
Alica had a small dream for many years that she finally got to fulfill. In 2021 she got to walk the runway in Milan fashion week for Hugo Boss. She posted on her Instagram account: "I'm in a really good mood and I'm really excited because I'm flying to Milan today!"
She continued: "It will definitely be very, very cool days in Milan. The 'Hugo Boss Fashion Show' will be on Thursday and I'll be a part of it!"
Playboy was not the only major brand that was interested in Schmidt joining their team, Schmidt received offers from numerous famous brands to get involved with their advertising. Luckily, Schmidt knew what she wanted and didn’t settle.
When a brand more related to her passion approached her, she couldn’t say no. The elite clothing brand, Puma, gave Alica the opportunity to be in their advertising campaign, how could she say no to Puma? They even decided to sponsor the athlete.
When 2019 came around, Schmidt went back for round two after being chosen for the German national team again! This time being under 23 she represented her country in the European Athletics championships.
Some of her teammates who attended with her were Nelly Schmidt, Corinna Schwab, and Luna Bulmahn. The girls traveled to Galve, Sweden where the tournament took place. Schmidt felt at the championship, all eyes were on her, but not for the reason she wanted.
Although everyone was convinced being beautiful wasn’t going to help with the race, they were unaware of how talented Schmidt was. Alica raced her heart out and succeeded by winning a bronze medal for her country!
Slowly but surely, after this triumphant win for her team, Schmidt was proving to the world that there was more to her than her physical appearance. It wasn't long before everyone started to admit, she was not only beautiful, but she was an athlete.
When it comes to being an athlete, Schmidt is like a superwoman, there's nothing she can’t do! Whether it's racing 4x400 meter relays, jumping hurdles, you name it and she can do it! Schmidt has achieved success in all types of running several times at multiple events.
If the race is indoors or outdoors, it doesn't affect her performance as she will still race the 200, 400, and even 800-meter runs which she would bring home trophies for!
Puma was impressed with Schmidt's abilities and when they decided to sponsor the beautiful athlete but they wanted to take her talent to a new level. Schmidt had never been in a TV commercial before but this is what Puma had in mind for her.
It was time for Schmidt to hit the screens and the athlete was more than thrilled to be in a TV commercial. If you watch the advert, you’ll see Schmidt running around Berling, Germany.
The TV commercial focused on both Schmidt's physical appearance and talent in the TV commercial! This allowed Schmidt to stay true to herself and even get the opportunity to add her voice by including quotes while running.
Schmidt mentions a few quotes in the commercial such as “There are so many misconceptions about running” and when asked questions about the reason why she runs, Schmidt replies with “would you ask a flower why it blooms in spring”? Then why would you ask a runner why they run?
When you’re a famous athlete, there's a lot of work behind the scenes that the public doesn’t see. Schmidt knows this all too well and has to work hard to get where she is. Her workout routine is just an example of how dedicated she is.
Schmidt told the German magazine Loox, she works all areas of her body for maximum health. She aims to be a top-tier athlete, so she works out like one. A lot of her time is spent focused on training her legs, but abs and other areas of her body aren’t neglected.
When Schmidt's fame was increasing, so was her following status on social media channels. More and more fans around the world were wanting to know more about the beautiful athlete.
Schmidt today has 700,000 followers on Instagram and that’s growing by the day. Celebrities enjoy social media as it gives them the chance to connect with fans by their control. Schmidt may not have much time to spend on her channels, but she makes sure her followers and fans are not neglected.
Schmidt’s popularity was growing worldwide, especially her social media channels, however, she never cared much about being loved online. Schmidt told Loox, she just enjoys using Instagram to be involved with her fans.
Instagram and being popular is not Schmidt's priority, it’s just a perk. Schmidt's full attention is on her sporting career and social media is an addition for when she has the time to engage with fans. Everything Schmidt posts on social media have meaning behind them so she doesn't just post random things.
Schmidt has a love for her running, but, there's one thing she loved just as much. Schmidt has caught the travel bug and can’t seem to get enough of seeing the world. On her social media channels, you will find that she posts mostly about health, fitness, and traveling.
Her Instagram shows all the places she has traveled to so far and the different cultures she has experienced. Schmidt enjoys spending her holidays in different countries like Bali, Tenerife, and Abu Dhabi.
While watching Schmidt perform, one would assume the star has just had success handed to her easily but that’s not true. Just like many athletes, Schmidt has faced challenges before.
One of her biggest hurdles to overcome was in 2018, Alica had to take a step back from her passion and goals to tend to injuries. Schmidt decided to put her health first because it was affecting her performance and she needed to recover properly.
You may be surprised to hear this, but amongst everything, Schmidt also works hard studying! You’re probably wondering where she finds the time, but as we mentioned before, she’s very ambitious and determined.
Schmidt is enrolled for long-distance studies at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. This means the athlete can study in her own spare time and fit it in with her busy schedule. Turns out, Alica is not only beautiful and talented but she also has the brains to go with it!
Schmidt is passionate about health and fitness so it only makes sense that companies with the same passion and aim would approach the athlete. With a large following on Instagram, Schmidt was offered to get involved with a health food company.
Schmidt loves healthy food so why would she say no? The health fanatic partnered up with Foodspring and influences their amazing healthy goods to her followers and fans. In all honesty, it would be quite strange to see a fit athlete promoting chocolate, so we say she made a good call.
When it comes to being an inspiration, Alica Schmidt has it covered. Schmidt is an empowering woman who supports everyone especially women who have faced difficult battles in their life whether it's sports, business, or personal life.
Schmidt's words were “happy world women’s day to all the inspiring women out there!” in one of her Instagram posts. Alica empowered the women on her social media that they can do whatever they want! We love to see girls standing up for other girls!
Alica may be beautiful, but she isn’t phased when it comes to looks. Her looks and the appearance of others are not what Alica focuses on in her life. She has never understood the obsession with people's looks.
Regardless of the attention, she has received for her appearance, she stays true to herself and never lets it change her mindset. Schmidt wants to be an influence for other people to do the same!
Schmidt has quickly become an athletic and modeling icon with sponsors and a large Instagram following, even dubbed as the "world's sexiest athlete", although she still insists that sports is her number one love and it has been that way since day one. “I do not know why I got this title," share said "sport comes clearly first.”
Sports is one of those things that Schmidt is obsessed with and has always found it fun! The athlete says “as long as it’s fun, I want to do sports”. It's safe to say that Alica Schmidt will not be giving up sports for a very long time.
Schmidt may be a superstar, but she doesn’t have the attitude of one. Her successful career and online opportunities have a positive outlook on life! She has success in all aspects of her life but she shows gratitude to all the people who helped her get there, like her sponsors.
Schmidt is a dreamer and always looks at life with a positive view! She is not naive and also admits she believes her looks were an advantage in making her become a success.
Schmidt is an athlete with a dedicated lifestyle to working out, keeping fit, and eating healthy foods. Being a fitness fanatic, Schmidt understands the importance of a healthy diet to fuel your body.
Schmidt told Loox, she plans a diet that is both delicious and good for you. Schmidt also said adding important things into your diet like a protein shake after working out is beneficial. The fitness junkie does however admit that nothing is forbidden, not even a bar of chocolate!
A big question everyone wants to know, is what does the future hold for Schmidt? Well, the world is her oyster! Schmidt can do anything she wants, if it’s running or modeling, she will be a success.
Schmidt is only starting as a popular icon and has a lot more to show the world with her beauty and talents. Whatever she decides to do, we know that she will be inspiring and unapologetically, true to herself and her goals.
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