An interview with model, makeup artist & style expert Deanna Davis
Deanna Davis is an 18 year old model, makeup artist & style expert. Born and raised in New Jersey, Deanna is self taught and has a passion for all things beauty.
Model Your Portfolio: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Deanna: Honestly, I’ve always wanted to be a model ever since I was little and I think that’s why I’ve worked so hard to get where I am now
Model Your Portfolio: Did you want to have a superpower?
Deanna: Yes of course, I’ve always wanted to be able to fly
Model Your Portfolio: That’s useful. Who do you think you were in a past life?
Deanna: Probably a bird
Model Your Portfolio: Do you have any pet peeves?
Deanna: Not many, I usually don’t think much of things that bother me but if I had to it would definitely be when people don’t text back
Model Your Portfolio: That’s the thing about a pet peeve—you’re allowed to do it, but other people can’t. What’s your favorite place on Earth?
Deanna: well, I still have yet to travel to all the places I want, but my favorite so far is definitely California
Model Your Portfolio: What is your worst nightmare?
Deanna: Honestly I rarely have nightmares (thank god) so I can’t think of a specific one off the top of my head.
Model Your Portfolio: Who is your role model?
Deanna: I don’t think I can pick one role model to answer this question, I look up to a lot of people for different reasons. Although my mom is definitely one of those role models, she has stuck by me through everything and is always pushing me to make the best decisions
Model Your Portfolio: What was the best advice she gave you?
Deanna: To work hard for everything you want in life and do what truly makes you happy
Model Your Portfolio: Who would you most like to meet, living or dead?
Model Your Portfolio: Who was your first crush?
Deanna: My first crush was this boy in 1st grade who I only talked to like twice the whole year and then never saw him again because he moved the next year haha
Model Your Portfolio: Did you have an imaginary friend?
Deanna: Nope but in kindergarten my best friend had an imaginary friends and I remember going to her birthday party that year and she had two cakes, one for her and one for her imaginary friend. I always thought that was so funny
Model Your Portfolio: What’s your favorite word?
Model Your Portfolio: What trait do you most admire in a man or a woman?
Deanna: Honestly, being genuine is one of my favorite traits, I feel like I’m really good at reading people and it’s so easy for me to tell if someone is being real and not just faking their personality.
Model Your Portfolio: What would be your death row meal?
Deanna: Meal? I would have a feast! Pizza, pasta, buffalo wings… the list could go on haha
Model Your Portfolio: If you could give any aspiring model advice what would it be?
Deanna: Don’t give up and stay confident. As a model, especially first starting off, you’re going to be rejected by a lot of agencies and castings and you should never quit on yourself. Keep your head up, if you work hard enough at anything you are going to succeed.