Hannah Davis is a model who has graced famous runways of fashion houses and covers of notable magazines such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria Secret, Levi, Elle, Sports Illustrated Swim Suits Issue, and many others. The mother of two has also tried her hands in the film and TV industry with appearances in Rush and Vacation. Apart from the aforementioned, Davis has also served as a host; a good example was when she served as the host of the American reality show for junior models and businesswomen, Project Runway: Junior.
The Family and Life of Hannah Davis Before Her Modeling Career
Born on the 5th of May 1990, Hannah Davis’ place of birth was in Saint Thomas Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea where she spent her formative years. Though their professions are not known, Davis’ parents have been identified as Conn Jay Davis Sr. and Deborah L. “Debi” (Behm). The beautiful model is of mixed ethnicity of German, English, Wales, Irish, and Russian heritage which is traceable to her great grandparents. Besides this, Davis is reported to be a distant cousin to Herbert Hoover, the 31st American President.
Hannah Davis is not the only child of her patents as Conn and Deborah also gave birth to other children namely; Rachel (sister) and Conn Davis Jr. (brother) who was named after their father. The model cum reality show host is not the only television celebrity in her family; her uncle Glenn Davis is a sports reporter and host. He works as a sportscaster on TV (Houston Dynamo) and radio (KFNC).
According to Davis, growing up on the island of St Thomas was great. The best of the whole experience was that she got to enjoy the great weather, meet several friendly people, and have the privilege of waking up to the sound of the waves on the beach. Growing up, Hannah Davis developed an interest in sports; she particularly played tennis and volleyball. In the former, she led her peers on the Island and was also a member of the Caribbean National Tennis Team. In Volleyball, she was equally good and was on the Virgin Islands National Volleyball Team which won a national championship at the time.
She Was a Teenager When a Modeling Agent Scouted Her
As they say, fate and providence have a way of locating people who are destined to be famous, the case of this Saint Thomas born model is an apt example. Hanna Davis was about 14 years old when she was spotted by a modeling agent and subsequently offered an opportunity to try out modeling.
It was just a couple of years after she was discovered that Davis had her first work as a model, she had to model Ready to Wear clothes for Baby Phat and then Ralph Lauren fragrance, with bigger roles awaiting her as she developed her skills in the act of modeling.
With her modeling career established, the emerging runway queen got bigger gigs modeling for notable names and brands; in 2006, she had graced two individual covers for the Italian magazine D. August 2009 saw her working with Mexico Elle and France’s FHM employed her services in 2012.
Here’s How She Attained The Status of a Supermodel
Hanna Davis worked with South Africa’s FHM in April 2013 and has modeled for other top names such as American Eagle, Avon, Levi, Blue Label, Scapa Sports, Victoria Secret Pink, and Ralph Rocks. The list still extends to include the likes of Wildfox, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, and many others.
The beauty has made appearances in TV ads as the DirecTV Genie, appearing in many commercials for the same company. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues has had her in five editions from 2013 to 2017, and she graced the magazine’s cover page for the 2015 issue.
Hannah Davis’ role model in the industry is said to be the German-born model Heidi Klum and they are both represented by the same modeling agency, IMG Models. The Green-eyed runway queen with time became a vital force and a supermodel in the industry, such that Maxim voted her as one of the 100 Hot models of the industry.
The Model Has Added Acting to Her Work Portfolio
Many people who started with modeling or even music usually find their way into the movie industry and from what is perceivable; Hannah Davis is no different from the rest. Aside from her modeling gigs, she has appeared in a minor role in Rush, a television drama crime series where the model was cast as Baby G/Gigi in three episodes from 2009 to 2010.
Her next role took all of five years, but Hannah was back on set in 2015, this time around in a comedy film titled Vacation, breathing life into the character of a flirtatious lady driving a red Ferrari. In the same 2015, she became the host of the American television series Project Runway: Junior which has been airing from November 2015 to date.
Hannah Davis Is The Wife of Derek Jeter
Hannah Davis is joined in matrimony to Derek Jeter, a former American renowned professional shortstop baseball player, baseball executive, and businessman. Born on the 26th of June 1974, Derek devoted his 20-year career to the New York Yankees. Since September 2017, he has been co-owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball as well as its chief executive officer.
The couple met in 2012, however, people did not get to find out about them on time as they were dating quietly till late October 2015 when they decided to make things official. They got engaged and then legally sealed their union in 2016.
Though we don’t have every detail of their wedding, it is common knowledge that their marriage held on the 9th of July 2016 when they said their vows in the presence of family and friends.
She Is Now a Mother of Two
Barely a year after they got married, precisely on the 17th of August 2017, they welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter named Bella Raine Jeter.
The happy couple, on the 28th of September 2018, announced that they were expecting another child. Their second daughter Story Grey joined the family in January 2019.
Hannah Davis seems to be doing great at juggling motherhood and her busy career in both modeling and acting. According to the mother of two, she prefers that her kids play with animals and interact with nature while playing outside than for them to sit and watch television.
Davis also said that she loves to give the kids space and a safe place which gives them the liberty to explore and make use of their imagination. The model is averse to sharing her children’s photos on social media in a bid to keep them protected.