Model Spotlight – Daria Werbowy (NSFW)

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In honor of Daria Werbowy‘s birthday today, we thought it would be fun to turn over this week’s model spotlight to her.

Not only because of her modeling career, but as with all of our model spotlights, it was also her love of the beach living lifestyle that drew us in.

Here’s an excerpt from an Interview magazine post to emphasize this point.

Interview: “You’re a real adventurer. You sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2008.”

Daria: “Yes! That’s a true, 100 percent. I grew up in a sailing family. My dad lived for sailing, and when we moved to Canada when I was a child, he really wanted us to learn. He found a junkyard boat and restored it, and it was his dream to sail across the Atlantic. So we did. It all came true. We had some funny issues along the way—like, not enough fuel at one point. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I will.”

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Photo: selmamassour/instagram

Interview: “That sounds kind of terrifying, to be honest. The open ocean is so scary.”

Daria: “Yeah, but I like terrifying. [laughs] Modeling’s terrifying to a lot of people too. Standing in front of a camera is terrifying. I like a challenge. Sailing really forces you to be present and in the moment. You kind of forget about the bullshit of life. Your thoughts go away because you’re focused on making sure everything’s working. I like being in that place.”

To add to this, she has been a global ambassador for Lancôme for nearly 11 years and she has modeled for a number of brands, which include: Prada, Missoni, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Equipment, AG Jeans, H&M, Roberto Cavalli and many more.

Most importantly though, it’s her free spirit that we admire, which often radiates in her campaigns and interviews.

Photo: another_fashion_inspiration_/instagram
Photo: another_fashion_inspiration_/instagram

Although, in honor of her birthday, we must end on a relevant note.

Here’s Daria in her birthday suit, which was shot by the one-and-only Peter Lindbergh

Photo: yevgenromanenko/instagram
Photo: yevgenromanenko/instagram

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And, as she told British Vogue in July, “I still love modeling. It’s also fun when different things come up like collaborations with friends – things that aren’t just fashion.”

Yes, we have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of Daria.

Have an Otterlicious birthday and looking forward to much more to come.

Until next time…