Lena Meyer-Landrut, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, has won an honorary award at the Goldene Henne gala yesterday. The annual media award is organised by magazine Superillu and broadcaster MDR and was given out for the 16th time this year.
Lena was given an honorary award for being an "ambassador of charme" and for representing a "young and modern" Germany. Actor Kai Wiesinger, who presented the award to her, stated that she managed to spread an optimistic and relaxed awareness of life. Other award winners included artist Christo, the German national football team and former presidential candidate Joachim Gauck.
Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with her entry Satellite. The song was sold more 600,000 times and certified double platinum in Germany. No other song had received a higher certification in the last seven years. The song was also a number one hit in seven other countries and certified gold in Sweden.