You’ve got big dreams — but if you think you have to wait until you’re older to make them come true, think again and check this out.
Who’s that Girl? Davanna Booker (aka Diva Davanna), a 13-year-old eighth grader hailing from Jersey, is a model, aspiring fashion designer, and entrepreneur. You may have seen her on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 13; Bravo’s Jerseylicious; The Tyra Banks Show; and more.
How She Works It: Besides rippin’ the runway — she got her nickname because of her fierce walk — Diva Davanna also creates and sells her own Glam’our Boxxes, which she tricks out with colorful fabrics and accessories. And that’s not all: She has her own foundation (Davanna’s 2 Hearts Foundation) to help kids who are less fortunate, as well. “I like to talk to [the kids] and see how they’re doing,” she says. But she does more than just talk: A few months ago, she raised money to hold a back-to-school event in her hometown, where she gave away more than 300 backpacks filled with supplies.
Her Inspirations: “I like Vera Wang, Valentino … all the big names,” she says. She also looks up to Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.
In Her Free Time: “I like to go to the mall with my sisters … just be a regular kid.” Playing video games and watching movies is also on her list of favorite things to do with her friends.
In 10 Years… “You’ll see me as a beginning fashion designer.”
Let Diva Davanna be an inspiration to you, too. Find your passion, get out there, and work it, girls!
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