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I survived open heart surgery and had a scar on my chest. I was told if I were to survive I would not be able to walk or breath on my own- today I am perfectly healthy and run an hour a day. I have one side of the family that is Muslim and another that is Jewish and went to a Frenchs school the first fourteen years of my life.
DAVINA, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I aspire to let girls know they don't have to be between the lines to fit in- create your dimension! Starting was an absolute accident which leads to more and more shoots and well. Here we are!
Who is your inspiration in life DAVINA? How do you keep inspired?
My grandmother was my best friend, and she is my absolute inspiration- she survived to hide from the Nazis in Holland during WWII, and all her very good friends were German- she loved furiously, forgave unconditionally and always kept her sense of humour even when battling cancer.
We all make mistakes DAVINA; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There was a girl who bullied me online, and I wish I hadn't given her the pleasure of a reaction- she didn't deserve it, and my reaction didn't reflect who I am.
DAVINA, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always make sure that not only the client but the photographer is content for that is his/her work of art- it would be like Picasso being upset that someone else is choosing the colors. I am just a part of the set; they are the master.
Please tell us DAVINA, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I don' believe I have enough experience to answer this- I am still very much learning.
DAVINA, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Why would I want someone to see things my way? Think it's best to always meet in the middle.
DAVINA, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Anything in regards to my scar is my proudest moment because it is honest and reflects who I am.
DAVINA, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I love being able to style my own clothes for shoots- that is always fun.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Speak with your eyes.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Always! Always! I love meeting new artistic people.