Verina Marcel is a Model and Actress, born in Cologne, Germany. She began her Modeling Career at the age of 15, when she was discovered by an Agency in Düsseldorf, booking her first Modeling shoots and building her Modeling Portfolio. She moved to Milan, where she signed with the Top Agency FASHION. Upon her arrival, her Booker gave her a list of Castings and Go-Sees when she arrived. She booked all of them. She became a Cosmopolitan Cover Girl, booked Runway Shows, Fashion Editorials and Ad Campaigns.
It was not long before Verina started getting recognition in the Modeling World. It all began when she received a casting call from HELMUT NEWTON’S Assistant, to shoot the Lavazza Calendar. He took a Polaroid of her, and the next day she got booked to shoot with the Legendary Photographer HELMUT NEWTON at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel. Helmut Newton was so impressed with Verina, that he told her he would love to work with her again; this time to shoot GRAFF Diamonds for VOGUE PARIS. Getting the Validation of this World-Famous Photographer meant everything to Verina and she soon became his favorite. More work with Helmut Newton followed. She was the inspiration of his shoots for VOGUE PARIS, LAVAZZA Calendar, BIG NUDES, COVER of German STERN Magazine and SUMO Book. Her Photographs are a part of the Permanent Art Collection at HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION in Berlin.
When Verina moved to NYC, she signed with the Top Agency IMG Models. Her first booking with IMG was a GUESS? Campaign. She quickly started working with all the Top Fashion Designers, Traveling to Miami for the Swimsuit seasons. Verina is based between NYC and Los Angeles where she also works in Film/TV and has gained remarkable success as a High Fashion Model both in Europe and the United States. She has been the Face and Spokesmodel for numerous Ad Campaigns such as LA PERLA, GUESS?, CHANEL, ARMANI, GUCCY, PRADA, and VALENTINO, as well as walked in their Runway Shows. She starred and had guest appearances in TV Shows like the hit show Veronica Mars next to Kristen Bell and Movies: like National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie, next to Lee Majors., in addition to various other Movies and Music Videos. She also starred in numerous Commercials for major Brands like NIKON with Ashton Kutcher, MERCEDES, CADILLAC, OLD SPICE, ODYSSEY GOLF to name a few.
Verina’s success continued as Muse and In-House Model for LLOYD KLEIN COUTURE. She has been in their Print Ads and walked the Runway Shows for the House of Lloyd Klein for many years. She has graced the Covers and Editorials of the most notable Fashion Magazines including Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, Marie Clare, W Magazine, and many more.