Julia Wendel, who claimed to be the missing Brit girl Madeleine McCann, goes by many surnames. They are Julia Faustyna, Wendelt, and Wendell. Who is she? What does she do for a living? Who are her family members?
Learn more in this article below.
Meet Julia Wendel, A Woman Who Claims To Be Madeleine McCann
On the evening of May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann, then 3 years old, vanished from her vacation rental in Praia da Luz, Portugal. According to the story, she was with her younger twin siblings while her parents were out eating dinner close by while she was with them.
Maddie was born in May 2003 so she should be currently 19 years old.
The old case from 2007 caught the attention as a Polish woman named Julia Wendel came forward claiming that she was the missing girl. She has shared unsubstantiated claims on social media saying that she is Madeleine McCann, says that she hopes to be in contact with Kate and Gerry McCann in the coming days.
Earlier she had claimed that she will take a DNA test and later even updated that the DNA test has confirmed. This week, Julia became famous for starting the Instagram account @iammadeleinemcann, where she claimed she first began to wonder if she was Maddie “a few months ago” after learning “something” from her grandmother.
Also, the teenager claims to have Madeleine’s freckle on her thigh and a blemish in her eye. But, German investigators think Christian Brueckner killed Maddie. But the child’s body has never been discovered despite intensive searches and numerous police inquiries.
Many have been using social media in recent months to display their resemblance to Maddie as part of a trend. The most recent unfounded accusations were made on TikTok and Instagram by Ms. Wendell, who claimed that she had “proof” that Maddie was the same person by comparing her images to those of Maddie.
She now claims that the McCanns approached her about doing a DNA test, and she anticipates speaking with them directly in the near days.
The woman claimed on her IG story: “I talked with someone from Madeleine’s family and I will have a possibility to talk with Madeleine’s parents tomorrow and DNA test will be done soon.”
According to Daily Star Sunday, a source close to the McCanns revealed: “The family are taking no chances, they are willing to look at all leads. It is important they look at all of the factors, the girl does look similar. There’s no disputing that. If what she says is true, there is every chance it could be her. It all adds up.”
The woman wrote in a recent post that she had spoken to a person who was allegedly Madeleine’s cousin and that they had told her she might be able to contact Kate and Gerry McCann to set up a DNA test. The family of Madeleine has not yet responded to these allegations.
One Reddit thread titled “Thoughts on Julia Faustyna” asked users for their respective opinions on the legitimacy of Julia’s claims.
“What does everyone think about this girl claiming there’s a possibility she’s Madeleine?” Redditor @u/GurGroundbreaking473 posted. “I just can’t see it. I mean don’t get me wrong a lot of things make sense and she’s definitely been through some shit but I just can’t see it is true that she’s Maddy.”
Julia Wendel Age
Julia Wendel shared that she is currently 21 years old but she thinks her age might be wrong. Per her Facebook, she celebrates her birthday on 20 August.
Maddie was born in May 2003, making her age as of right now 19 years old.
What Is Julia Wendel Nationality?
Julia Wendel is of Polish nationality. She is currently based in Wroclaw, Poland.
Julia Wendel Job
According to her Facebook bio, Julia Wendel is a singer, songwriter, composer, and piano & ukulele player. She is a vocal artist at Dark Nomad Music Management.
Is Julia Wendel On Instagram?
Yes, Julia Wendel is on Instagram (@iammadeleinemccan). Her personal IG is not available yet. Find her here on Facebook.
Is Julia Wendel Dating Anyone?
Currently, there is no information about Julia Wendel’s dating life.
Who Are Julia Wendel Parents?
Julia Wendel has claimed Gerry McCann and Kate McCann are her parents. She has shared that she was adopted but intended to keep her adoptive parents a secret.
Additionally, she said she was abused as a young kid. She added that her abuser was her grandmother’s second husband. Her family reportedly disliked him.
“During the therapy, I started to analyze a lot, reflect and ask a lot of uncomfortable questions to my family, until at one point my mother couldn’t stand the barrage of questions and cut me off from therapy beginning in 2021,” Julia said.
“I do have a few memories. The earliest of these are vacations. But I completely don’t recall my mother being there, for example, or my stepfather, much less my dad.” She added, “Apparently, a medical university student in Wroclaw (Poland) testified that he saw Madeleine McCann, a few days after her abduction, in Wroclaw. I happened to live in Wroclaw all the time and have only been living in another city for a year.”