Dania Denise

Dania Denise
'''Introduction''' When it comes to models, most picture the tall, willowy, and very thin supermodels that have dominated the scene for years. However, Dania Denise is quickly starting to show the public that when it comes to the modeling industry, good things really do come in small packages.

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Introduction
When it comes to models, most picture the tall, willowy, and very thin supermodels that have dominated the scene for years. However, Dania Denise is quickly starting to show the public that when it comes to the modeling industry, good things really do come in small packages.


Personal Biography


Dania Denise was born on the now closed Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines on February 4. Her father is African American and her mother is Filipino. After spending her early years in the Philippines, Dania's family relocated to the US, where she has been a California girl ever since.


In school Dania excelled in her studies and in middle school, became President of the National Honor Society. During her high school years, she went on to become involved in the school newspaper as a reporter, editor, and comic strip artist.


At the age of 15, Dania received a flyer in the mail for an open casting call in San Francisco. With her parents in tow, she submitted a snapshot, got a callback a few days later and signed with her first talent agency. Shortly afterwards, Dania began booking print work and local TV commercials.


Professional Career


The public first became aware of Dania Denise when she appeared as JET Magazine's "Beauty of the Week." Soon after, Dania was on the road and found herself on the red carpet interviewing A-list celebrities at the 2004 & 2005 BET Awards Show in Los Angeles.


Shortly after these successes, she took time out to focus on her studies and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005 with a 4.0 GPA and a B.A. in Radio/TV with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Journalism.


With college out of the way, Dania quickly began to expand her modeling career and eventually started her own blog to educate young, aspiring models about the industry and provide real-life experiences from a working and agency-represented model. Since its creation in 2007, "Modeling 101 - A Model's Diary," has over 400 subscribers and receives tons of hits per day.

With her Modeling 101 blog, Dania has assumed the mantle of model mentor, coach and consultant, helping new and aspiring models from around the globe find agency representation, as well as start successful freelance careers.

With Modeling 101 quickly becoming known as a go-to-resource for all things related to modeling, Dania has been interviewed by magazines, radio shows and been featured on countless websites.


Mentor, Coach & Consultant


At first glance, not many would believe that someone who is 5'5" could actually be a model (and a successful one at that!) but Dania Denise has sought to prove otherwise. Concerned about the growing insecurities young girls and guys face when it comes to body image and "measuring up" to their modeling dreams, Dania has made it a point to encourage anyone passionate enough about the industry to follow their dreams.


While critics and others in the industry have accused her of promising false hope, she feels the exact opposite. When asked about the subject, Dania responded: "I don't feel it's anyone's right to tell someone what they can or cannot do. I don't feel like I'm giving anyone false hope. What I do is provide them with information they need in order to pursue their dreams. Even if they fail, at least they will have walked away knowing they tried--and that's what matters. They're not hurting anybody and if it weren't for the many model hopefuls out there, the modeling industry would not be as popular as it is. In the end, they will find out if this is meant for them or not. I am strongly against discouraging others before they've even tried. That's simply not fair."


In February of 2013, Dania Denise celebrated her 15th anniversary as a model/actor in the entertainment industry. She continues to book regular work and has appeared in magazines (including covers), websites, calendars, catalogs, runway shows, billboards, various advertisements, commercials, webisodes, films and many other projects.

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