Sarah Wipperfürth usually comes to work in jeans and sneakers, her blonde hair tied into a practical ponytail. But on weekends, the 22-year-old is completely transformed: in an evening dress and high-heeled shoes with a sophisticated hairstyle, she does her best to win over the judges of beauty pageants. And she succeeds. The Volkswagen employee recently took third place in the Miss North Germany contest. “I was so happy just to have taken part,” reports Wipperfürth, who has worked for Volkswagen since 2012.