Make-up artist Djamila Rowe (55) sat down in the finale of the reality TV show “I’m a star – get me out of here!” (on RTL and RTL) on Sunday night and was named the new jungle queen. “I’m doing fantastic. I’m slowly realizing that I’ve become the jungle queen. That was a bit difficult for me in the first few hours. I was completely overwhelmed with this situation,” she then said in an interview.

From the title she hopes “that even at my age I can maybe take place again in one or the other format, although I’m a certain age now when you’re a bit over the top for many formats. But me I think I’ve shown that you can still tear something when you’re old,” said Rowe.

Back in Germany, she will see her beauty doc as soon as possible, as she frankly admitted: “The next appointment with the beauty doc has to work very quickly, because moving my forehead is not possible. I think the time in the jungle pulled my botox out of me I guess when I arrive in Germany, I’ll be with the doc about two or three days later,” says Rowe, who incidentally lost “six kilos” in the camp.

The 100,000 euro prize money is not only spent on beauty treatments. On the contrary, the star shows himself from the down-to-earth side: “Among other things, the money is of course also for my daughter’s education later. That means it won’t be wasted right away, but I’ll deal with it very carefully. But I’m also something As far as that goes, I’m rather modest and stingy. I’ll continue to get my groceries from the discount store. I’m not going to go completely crazy here.”

And Rowe has something nice to do with the money: “I would like to fulfill a personal wish for each of my children. Maybe my daughter wants a new mobile phone or a new computer or something? I will also ask my son if he has a heart’s desire. “

What she particularly wants is a holiday with her two children, which she has not been able to do so far because she is a single parent. “My plan is to fly to New York with both children. When my daughter is on vacation, to a really nice hotel where we don’t have to worry about whether it’s three, four or five stars.”

Only one of the two children already knows about this happiness, because Rowe has only had contact with her daughter so far. “My daughter is here in Australia. She’s super proud of me. Of course, I immediately hugged her. I haven’t been able to talk to my son yet because I don’t even have my cell phone.”

When it comes to the personal highlight, Rowe goes right to the beginning of the show: “That was the jump out of the plane when we moved in. I think it was 3,000 meters high. That was my highlight because I’m actually afraid of heights. I didn’t dare what to ask or say, i don’t do it – and so i really went through with it without batting an eyelid.

But not only this one overcoming will remain in her memory forever. “I take a lot with me. A lot. The jungle was a kind of therapy for me. I learned a lot about myself. And I grew a lot. The jungle gave me a lot of strength. I never would have believed that a television format could have such an effect on a person.” Times were tough, she says. “I think you could see how hard I fought every day. Not only in the jungle, but also with myself. And I take a lot of emotional strength and strength with me. And I’m happy to pass that on to all people who somehow have a dream and dare to make this dream come true. I fought for this dream for ten years and I made it.”

Above all, Luigi “Gigi” Birofio has grown dear to her, says Rowe and adds: “I think he has also developed a lot in the last few days”. “He said he’s coming to Berlin and then I should invite him to a kebab, okay, let’s do it,” said the jungle queen. She also wants to keep in touch with these former comrades-in-arms: “I will continue to be in contact with Claudia Effenberg, with Cecilia, Markus, Papis, Jolina.”

In summary, she also says: “Actually, I’m good with everyone, but I think there are still a few surprises in store for me. I haven’t seen anything about the show. I haven’t heard anything yet. I’m a complete virgin as far as that goes. I want to research a few things first.”

She probably also means a quote from Lucas Cordalis (55), which she was supposed to comment on in the interview without knowing the exact context. “Lucas said you didn’t understand anything about things like family honor because you grew up in the home. How do you answer that?” Was the question. “I don’t know anything about that,” replied a stunned Rowe. “Disgusting statement, I think. I think he shot himself with that, didn’t he? What kind of statement is that? I didn’t know that. Now I also understand some of the reactions from people as far as he’s concerned. Did he say that?” she followed in surprise.

Maybe that can be cleared up soon. Because after the finale, the reunion of the jungle stars will follow this Monday (January 30th, 8:15 p.m.) on “I’m a star – get me out of here! The big reunion”. All jungle stars meet again in the tree house, they celebrate the jungle queen 2023 and look back on their time together Down Under. According to RTL, the “most incredible scenes” of this year’s season will be shown.