Danielle Evans, known professionally as Dani Evans, was born on June 7, 1986, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is an American fashion model. In May 2006, she won Cycle 6 of America's Next Top Model.
America's Next Top ModelEdit
Evans was thought by the judges to be one of the front-runners in the competition, noted for her striking face. It was not until the second half of the contest that she came under criticism for her heavy southern accent, which the judges felt was problematic, as the competition winner would shoot commercials for Covergirl; however, they acknowledged that she could work with a speech coach to eradicate her accent. In the finale, the judges were torn, with some of the judges preferring fellow finalist Joanie Dodds's versatile portfolio, while others (notably judge Nigel Barker) preferring Evans's "signature look." However, they felt Evans had the stronger in-person presence and commanded the final catwalk as well as having a stunning portfolio. Evans's charisma and charm edged out Dodds, and she was crowned the winner of the sixth cycle of America's Next Top Model.
After the show, Danielle signed with Ford Models as part of her prize. However, she is currently signed with Click Model Management.
She has been featured in MetroStyle, ELLE, Elle Girl, Jewel Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Essence Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, The New York Post, PowerPlay Magazine, Ashro catalog, Sephora, Akademiks, CoverGirl eyewear, the Tory Burch line for Saks Fifth Avenue and Cover magazine. Venus magazine.
Evans has walked the runway for Issue, Victorio & Lucchino, Baby Phat Fall '07 and Zang Toi Fall '07, BET'S Rip the Runway, Style Salon, Jenni Kayne's spring collection fashion show, and Carlos Campos Fashion Design Fall 2009 during New York Fashion Week. She has received a showcard from her agency, Click Model Management, for NY Fashion Week. She is one of few ANTM alumnae to be given a showcard for fashion week, an honor she received multiple times. Evans also walked in Korto's finale show on Project Runway season 5. Evans walked for Y-3 and William Rast F/W 2010 New York Fashion Week. Evans walked for TRIAS, Farah Angsana and Mara Hoffman Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week. Evans also walked for Michael Knight and Zang Toi in NY Fashion Week Spring 2012 show (Sept. 2011).
She has starred in the continuing CoverGirl commercial campaign on The CW entitled "My Life as a Cover Girl" during Fall 2006 as well as starring in a CoverGirl commercial with fellow CoverGirls Queen Latifah and Tiiu Kuik. Dani was one of only a few Top Model winners to have her CoverGirl contract renewed and do multiple ads for the brand. She has recently been featured as one of CoverGirl's Top Models in Action. In the summer of 2009, She appeared on the cover of Kouture Magazine. Her shoot appeared on YouTube. Evans also appeared in a 2013 commercial for Target's Everyday Collection. She has also appeared as a model on New York and Company's, the women's clothing retailer, website.
She is the spokesmodel for Akademiks and appeared on the The Wendy Williams Show on September 16, 2009 as a model for Pastry, a line owned by Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons. She was featured in the Victoria's Secret PINK online style guide in December, 2009.