She's made quite a name for herself in the fashion industry thanks to her time at Ralph Lauren, and now Hannah Davis is soaking up the spotlight by covering the July/August 2013 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.
While rocking designer swimsuits from Roberto Cavalli and Herve Leger for the Warwick Saint-shot spread, the 23-year-old model opened up about her first trip down the runway and her favorite shoots.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Davis' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Ocean Drive!
On the runway:
"Thank God the runway wasn’t that long and I was wearing wedges. I didn’t know how to walk on a runway; I didn’t know how to do that runway walk. I just went out there and I walked naturally—how you would on the street—and turned around and came back. And I remember my agent saying, 'Everyone’s obsessed with your walk! It’s so natural and effortless.' And I’m like, 'That’s because I don’t know what I’m doing! Because I’m just walking!'"
On her first shoot with Sports Illustrated:
"Coming into the fashion industry, I definitely had some goals from the get-go. Sports Illustrated was the ultimate for me because it’s a sports magazine. I grew up as an athlete, [so] it’s the coolest thing ever, the best of both worlds. It’s been a dream of mine since I was 14. I remember telling my agent [at the time] that I wanted to be in Sports Illustrated. He was kind of giggling because I had no boobs—I looked like a little boy, really."
On her best and worst photo shoots:
My favorite was SI because that was something that I always wanted to do. As for locations, I’ve shot in the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos; it makes me feel like I’m closer to home. The worst shoots are probably when you have to fly to Europe for a day. You fly in in the morning, you shoot, and then you fly out. I really haven’t had any bad experiences with photographers or clients; I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve heard some horror stories.