(SOUNDBITE) (German) MISS GERMANY CANDIDATE FROM THURINGIA, ANJA KALLENBACH, SAYING:"I am Anja. I am Miss Thuringia. I am an entrepreneur and a mother of two and I like mountain biking. And I want to encourage everyone out there to live their dreams, from now on."
33-year-old Anja Kallenbach was crowned Miss Germany
in the revamped beauty contest
Location: Rust, Germany
Organizers ditched the classic swimsuit walk
and focused on a woman's conviction and personality rather than her looks
(SOUNDBITE) RHINELAND-PALATINATE CONTESTANT, SABRINA REITZ, SAYING:"Yes, last year things started changing, the concept was changed so that it is about personality, so that what you have experienced or the kind of vision you have or how you can pass it on to other women is important. And you just notice that here too, we are united."
(SOUNDBITE) (German) MISS GERMANY CANDIDATE FROM THURINGIA, ANJA KALLENBACH, SAYING: (AFTER BECOMING MISS GERMANY)"I am absolutely happy. But I think I haven't quite realized it yet. I think I have to let it all sink in first, but I'm incredibly proud to be the ambassador of all 16 of us women now. We will make a difference."