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Hannah Davis

Model

Born: 5 May 1990
Birthplace: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Best known as:

The pulchritudinous "genie" in ads for Direct TV

 

Hannah Davis is the curvy, plush-lipped Victoria's Secret model who appeared as a silent genie in a series of ads for Direct TV in 2013. Hannah Davis was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and she was still a teenager when she was discovered there by model scout Ginny Edwards. By 2006, Davis was modeling for Ralph Lauren and appearing on the cover of D, the fashion magazine of the Italian newspaper la Repubblica. Making the most of her deep-set blue-green eyes and honey-colored hair, she has since appeared in ads for Victoria's Secret, Blush Lingerie, American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's Jeans. She made the tabloids in 2012 when she began dating NY Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. In 2013 she became much more famous as the eye-catching Direct TV "genie," who appeared in TV ads briefly (and briefly-clad) to cast sultry looks at the camera before snapping her fingers and disappearing. The ads were shown in heavy rotation on NFL football broadcasts, making her a fast favorite with sports fans and lad mags. That same year she appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Kate Upton was the cover model, but a small photo of Davis was in the upper-right corner with the words "We've Got Hannah Davis... The Dreamy Rookie."

Extra credit:

Hannah Davis is 5'9.5" tall (176.5 cm), according to the Fashion Model Directory... She came in second in "rookie of the year" voting in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, to fellow newcomer Kate Bock... Hannah Davis was still dating Derek Jeter in 2014 when he retired after his 20-year major league career, and attended his final game in Yankee Stadium and then, a few days later, at his season-ending and career-ending game at Fenway Park in Boston.

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