For anyone who is conversant with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the name Hannah Jeter (previously Hanna Davis) will definitely not sound strange considering the fact that she has appeared in five editions of the annually published magazine.
Although she is best known for appearing on the aforementioned magazine, the model is also popular for being the wife of former Major League Baseball player, Derek Jeter, who played for the New York Yankees as a shortstop all through his professional career. After playing for a little over two decades, he concluded his career in 2014 and in 2017, the Yankees retired his jersey number 2.
Within his active years, Derek was a five-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award, a five-time World Series champion, a five-time Gold Glove Award, and also a fourteen-time All-Star, among many other of his career highlights. Following his retirement from playing baseball, the athlete turned his focus towards the business side of the industry. He has been the CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins since September 2017.
Hannah Jeter Bio and Age
Hannah Jeter is the daughter of Deborah L and Conn Jay Davis Sr. She was born on the 5th of May 1990, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where she was also raised. According to her, the most interesting part of growing up where she did was the friendly people, the great weather and waking up to the sound of the waves on the beach.
Growing up, Hanna nursed the dream of playing tennis on the professional level but when an opportunity to model came knocking after a local scout discovered her while she was playing on the Caribbean Tennis Circuit, she jumped at it.
As a model, Hannah Jeter has worked with a lot of reputable companies, including Ralph Lauren Corporation, owned by American fashion designer, Ralph Lauren. She has appeared in the company’s advertising campaign for Ralph Rocks the fragrance, RL Blue Label, and Rugby. She also walked in Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer runway show of 2006. Meanwhile, other of her advertising campaigns include Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, American Eagle, and Avon.
Hannah has also appeared on the runway for Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese, L’Wren Scott, Jenny Kayne, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Victoria’s Secret, Levi’s, American Eagle Outfitters, among others.
In 2006, the model made an appearance on the cover of two different Italian magazines. In August 2009, she was on the cover of Mexico’s Elle and this was followed by her appearance on the cover of the men’s lifestyle magazine, FHM, published in two international territories – France and South Africa- in September 2012 and April 2013 respectively.
She has appeared in editorial features for Teen Vogue, Maxim, V, Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour. To date, Hannah Jeter has also starred in televised advertisements, as well as print promotions including the DirecTV Genie.
Most significant of her modeling achievements is her appearance on the 2015 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This came after she had appeared in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the magazines. She later appeared again in the next two editions (2016 and 2017), totaling five appearances in the magazine. The model has been the host of and also one of the judges on the Project Runway: Junior since 2015.
Two months after she got married, (August 2016) the model was professionally billed for the first time under her married name “Jeter”.
Beautiful Hannah Jeter is said to have a net worth of $3 million which came mostly from her career as a model. After she did a television advert for DirecTV, she got signed by the company and according to an industry source who spoke to New York Post in April 2015, it was a strong six-figure contract.
How She Became Derek Jeter’s Wife
Hannah and Derek Jeter got married on July 9, 2016, in Napa Valley. They met and started dating in 2012 after they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend while at a restaurant in New York City. At that time, Derek and his then-girlfriend, actress Minka Kelly, had broken up not long ago.
The duo began dating casually but after a while, they decided to get serious. They kept their relationship very quiet and eventually got engaged in 2015. Hannah subsequently tied the knot with Derek at the Meadowood Napa Valley Resort, California, in an intimate ceremony which had just family and friends in attendance.
Do they have children?
Hannah Jeter is a mother to two daughters. She and her husband announced the arrival of their first daughter named Bella Raine Jeter, via Derek’s website, The Player’s Tribune, and according to the couple, she was born on August 17, 2017.
In September 2018, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and her former MLB star husband shared the news of a second pregnancy when Hannah stepped out with an obvious baby bump. The couple finally welcomed their second daughter named Story Grey Jeter, in January 2019.
In a bid to fulfil her initial dream of being a professional tennis player, Hannah started playing the sport when she was 8. She was so good at it that she became a champion on the Caribbean National tennis team and also played on the Caribbean Tennis Circuit. As a matter of fact, she ventured into modelling to raise money to buy tennis rackets, according to her 2015 GQ profile notes. But today, that dream is history.
In addition to tennis, Hannah Jeter was also a part of the Virgin Islands national volleyball team.