As a child, with her tall silhouette and exotic look, Davina has always been encouraged to pursue modeling. Her career began in 2000 when she entered and won the contest “Future Top Model of Belgium”. She started to work in Paris during the school holidays and weekends. From 2000 to 2003, Davina has worked mainly in France, represented by Best Women agency: her first editorial was for the French Elle magazine, she filmed her first television commercial for Dim lingerie with Supermodel Bar Refaeli and she walked the runways during Paris Haute-Couture fashion week.
In 2004, she began her international career when she joined Ford Models agency in Paris. She was the face of the French lingerie brand Chantelle, in the campaign called “Women of the World”. She appeared on the covers of the British Esquire magazine in 2005 and the French Marie Claire magazine in 2006. She started to travel throughout Europe and America, and, in 2007, she relocated to New York City.
During her modeling career, she has appeared in magazines, such as Vogue Gioiello, Vogue (Indian), Esquire (British), Elle (French, Spanish & American), Harper’s Bazaar, Marie-Claire (Australian, British, French & American), French, Grazia, Flare (Canadian), Trace, and Glamour (American).
Her statuesque figure and elegance granted her to work during haute-couture, ready-to-wear, swimwear and lingerie fashion weeks. She walked for designers like Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Pronovias, Gottex, Catherine Malandrino, Tommy Hilfiger, Chado Ralph Rucci.
Davina’s unique look, that suggests a diverse background, her beautiful smile, and sweet personality also got her commercial modeling jobs such as Ann Taylor Loft, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Target, Nordstrom. Her long and gorgeous hair landed her advertising campaigns for Aveda and L’Oreal Garnier Fructis.
She has worked with international photographers, including Gilles Bensimon, Raphael Mazzucco, Greg Kadel, Bruce Webber, Dewey Nicks, Diego Uchitel, Tiziano Magni, Paul Cruz, Alexi Lubomirski, David Roemer, Tom Clayton.
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