Asuman Krause is a German-born former model and singer of mixed Turkish (Circassian) and German-Dutch descent. Krause grew up in Germany until the end of middle school. Afterwards she decided to stay with her mother in Turkey. She then became a model and in March 1998 she won the Miss Turkey beauty pageant and then went on to represent Turkey at Miss Universe, winning the Congeniality award. Giving up her modelling career in favour of a career as a singer in 2006, she released her debut album, Çok Yalnızım (English: I'm very lonely), with the Turkish record company Seyhan Müzik. It received some radio airplay and was compared with the likes of Burcu Güneş and Emel Müftüoğlu. She released her second album, Kukla (English: Puppet), this time with another record company, Üçüncügöz Müzik, in 2008. This was met with more success than her previous album, and the first single from that album, also called Kukla reached the 10th position on the Turkish Billboard Charts. She is hosting Turkish version of Wipeout. and Deal or No Deal (Var Misin Yok Musun}.