Ann-Kathrin Bendixen (24) is participating in this year's “Let's Dance” season. He is known on the Internet as “Monkey on a bicycle” and takes viewers on trips around the world on his social media account. The free spirit is always looking for new experiences – but behind his thirst for adventure is an emotional story, as he tells it “deeply and clearly” in the talk show.

Ann-Kathrin Bendixen's life was in danger after the operation

At just 19 years old, Ann-Kathrin had to deal with a twist of fate – her personal nightmare was caused by a harmless sinus infection. After the surgery, there was scar tissue, mucus and pus growing in his eye.

Ann-Kathrin went blind for a few days and was even in danger of dying when the inflammation spread to her brain. The now 24-year-old describes the experience as a “turning point” in her life. Considering his transience, Bendixen decided, “When I die, I want to die happy.” The “7 vs. Wild” actor describes it as the start of his trip around the world.

“A monkey on a horse”: a solo journey for four years

After graduating high school, the young woman bought a Suzuki Bandit and hit the road with only 400 euros in her pocket. Since 2019, he has fulfilled his “lifelong dream” and cycled alone through different countries around the world – the destination is constantly changing. Ann-Kathrin shares her experiences with her nearly 500,000 subscribers on Instagram.

Now “Affe” is waiting for the next adventure and will dance on the show “Let's Dance” from February 23, 2024.

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