Presenter receives Bavarian Order of Merit
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder presented the presenter Barbara Schöneberger with the Bavarian Order of Merit in Berlin.
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (56) presented the moderator Barbara Schöneberger (48) with the Bavarian Order of Merit. “She is a real all-rounder and a Munich child. With her good mood, she exudes optimism and strength.”said Soeder. “With her impressive social commitment, she is an encourager and a real role model.”
Schoeneberger is not only “one of the most likeable, funniest and quick-witted TV faces in Germany, but also a great artist,” explained the CSU boss. “Mrs. Schöneberger belongs to Bavaria and now also to the most exclusive club in Bavaria.” However, the award ceremony did not take place in Munich – as usual – but in the Bavarian Representation in Berlin.
The Bavarian Order of Merit has been awarded annually by the Prime Minister since 1957 as a sign of recognition of outstanding achievements.
Schöneberger draws a “Pretty Woman” comparison
The entertainer was enthusiastic. With a comparison of two photos she compared her award on Instagram with a scene from the film “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts (55) and Richard Gere (73). “I have just received the Bavarian Order of Merit from Prime Minister Söder,” she wrote next to it. “For my services – hold on to your seat – for Bavaria and the Bavarian people. And now you’re coming!”
The reactions were not long in coming. Among the numerous well-wishers, some found the comparison a little too daring. “I think it’s legitimate to compare you to Julia Roberts, but soder with Ger? No way,” writes a follower. “Please don’t go to the piano with him,” joked another. Söder himself also responded to the broadtrag, but only wrote: “It was an honor for me.”
Social commitment of the award winner
The social commitment, for which the moderator was also awarded, extends to various organizations and projects. For example, Schöneberger volunteers for the German Bone Marrow Donor Database (DKMS). She has also been an ambassador for the international children’s charity “terre des hommes” for many years, for which she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 2015.