For this #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a little dose of #BlackGirlMagic!
Check out these editorial pics of fashion model Danielle “Dani” Evans, shot by Studio-FAB’s founder and head photographer Leon Saperstein, and styled by celebrity stylist Tyron Mayes for French magazine Miss Ebene in 2011.
In 2006, Dani competed and came out on top as the winning finalist of Tyra Banks’ hit tv show, “America’s Next Top Model” (Cycle 6). As part of her prize, she was signed with major modeling agency, “Ford Models.” She later signed with Click Model Management, and then Women/360, with whom she is currently signed.
From starring in commercials with fellow CoverGirls Queen Latifah and Tiiu Kuik, to walking runway shows for Baby Phat and BET, and being on the cover of international magazines like Miss Ebene - Dani’s modeling success great example of #BlackGirlMagic, and a beautiful inspiration for many young black models all over the world.
In addition to being a renowned model, spokesperson and muse, Dani has also become a businesswoman, designing and launching her own unisex hat company in 2017, called Monrowe.
To learn more about Dani, click here, or read her bio below.
And don’t miss the video of Leon’s shoot with Dani at the end of this post!
Dani Evans Bio:
Danielle “Dani” Evans is an American fashion model. In May 2006, she won Cycle 6 of VH1’s America’s Next Top Model. Her prize was a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a modeling contract with Ford Models and a photoshoot for Elle Magazine.
Dani was thought by the judges to be one of the front-runners in the competition, noted for her striking face. It was not until the second half of the contest that she came under criticism for her heavy southern accent, which the judges felt was problematic, as the competition winner would shoot commercials for CoverGirl; however, they acknowledged that she could work with a speech coach to eradicate her accent. In the finale, the judges were torn, with some of the judges preferring fellow finalist Joanie Dodds’ versatile portfolio, while others (notably judge Nigel Barker) preferring Evans’s “signature look.” However, they felt Dani had the stronger in-person presence and commanded the final catwalk as well as having a stunning portfolio. Dani‘s charisma and charm edged out Dodds, and she was crowned the winner of the sixth cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She has been voted by Top Model Obsessed viewers as their favorite contestant ever.
Dani has been featured in MetroStyle, ELLE, Elle Girl, Jewel Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Essence Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, The New York Post, PowerPlay Magazine, Ashro Catalog, Sephora, Akademiks, CoverGirl eyewear, the Tory Burch line for Saks Fifth Avenue and CoverGirl magazine.
She has walked the runway for Issue, Victorio & Lucchino, Baby Phat Fall ’07 and Zang Toi Fall ’07, BET’S Rip the Runway, Style Salon, Jenni Kayne’s spring collection fashion show. She has received a showcard from her agency, Click Model Management, for NY Fashion Week. She is one of few ANTM alumnae to be given a showcard for fashion week, an honor she received multiple times. Dani also walked in Korto’s finale show on Project Runway season 5.
She has starred in the continuing CoverGirl commercial campaign on The CW entitled “My Life as a Cover Girl” during Fall 2006 as well as starring in a CoverGirl commercial with fellow CoverGirls Queen Latifah and Tiiu Kuik. Dani was one of only a few Top Model winners to have her CoverGirl contract renewed and do multiple ads for the brand. She has recently been featured as one of CoverGirl’s Top Models in Action.
She is the spokesmodel for Akademiks clothing line. She also appeared on the The Wendy Williams Show on September 16, 2009 as a model for Pastry, which is a dance sneaker line owned by Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons.
Source: Fashion Model Directory
Source: All ANTM
Source: Danielle’s Myspace
Source: Danielle’s Facebook
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<3 Studio-FAB Team