Model who appeared on German Come Dine With Me commits suicide “after becoming target of internet trolls”
Claudia Boerner suffered a barrage of abuse after her appearance on TV last monthNeighbours reported a strong smell of gas in her apartment block hall
Claudia Boerner: She had just appeared on a TV cooking show in Germany called The Perfect Dinner
A model who appeared on a TV cooking show killed herself after being taunted by internet trolls.
Claudia Boerner was found dead after taking part in The Perfect Dinner, which is similar to Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me.
Although it is unclear how the 32-year-old died, it is understood she suffered a barrage of abuse on email and social media following her appearance on the show.
Critics accused her of being an attentionseeker, claimed that she had showed off for the cameras and made nasty comments about her ‘fake boobs’ and appearance.
Neighbours reported a strong smell of gas in the hall outside the flat where Miss Boerner lived in Vellmar, Germany.
Her Facebook page displays Ms Boerner”s modelling photos and says she is in a relationship.
It also says she worked as an office assistant as well as modelling.
Corinna Teuner – a spokeswoman for Vox, the station that made the show – said: “We don”t know if internet mobbing played a definite role in this case. We send our sympathy to the friends and family of the candidate.”
A message on the programme”s website added: “This week we received the sad news that Claudia, who was seen inthe past week at The Perfect Dinner has died.
She struck us as a friendly, open-minded young woman. We were all surprised and shocked by the news.”
Friendly and open-minded: Shocked friends paid tribute to Ms Boerner, who became upset at nasty comments about her appearance
In the show competitors all cook for each other over a series of evenings and then give their score based on the meal.
Ms Boerner was up against two women and two men when she took part in the show.