Hannah Davis – The Swimsuit Supermodel


Hannah Davis was born May 5th, 1990 in Saint Thomas, the US Virgin Islands. While in her teens, she was discovered by the model scout Ginny Edwards.

She has appeared in campaigns for: Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, DirectTV, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s.

Hannah Davis has appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated, South Africa’s FHM, Italian ‘D’ Magazine, French FHM, and Mexican Elle.


“I think I got about 100 swimsuits after landing the Sports Illustrated cover. I have no more space in my house, i can’t complain because it’s a good problem to have.”

“I’m pretty easygoing. I don’t like high stress. It was definitely a change when I got to New York because I was late for everything. And I remember someone told me, “You know, when you’re late, it’s like you have no regard for that person’s time.” And I was like, “Oh, wow!” I didn’t look at it like that.”

“I’m pretty tough. I don’t cry often. But when I do, I lose my s—t. Funerals set me off. Weddings. When I see the bride walking with her dad—that was the trigger at my sister’s wedding; I started bawling. ”

“When I was playing tennis, I was 15 and in the best shape of my life, so I ate whatever I wanted. When I moved to New York [to model], my body started changing because I was no longer playing tennis and training like I used to, and I was away from home for the first time. So I was like, “Oh, I’ll just order pizza every night.”

“People think that if you wear giant bottoms, you can have full coverage. But full coverage makes everyone look wider! Less is more in a lot of cases. The string ones you can wear forever because you can adjust the sides—you go on vacation, you’re having fun, you’re like, ‘OK, I’m gonna loosen this up a little bit.”

Hannah Davis In Person:

Notable Work:

Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, DirectTV, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s

Also published on Medium.

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