This L.A. New Face has landed in London giving the U.K. and Europe the new American Girl look. Our Model Crush Monday New Face is named Maia Davis. After talking with her, we found out we had a lot in common. Meet the new small-town girl in the big city.
Model Crush Monday Maia Davis
This mixed-race minx is a real American like me. We discovered that we both had native American blood rushing through our veins. She also loved the opportunity and lifestyle in London. The model world has changed drastically in the last decade; now, models also have to be relatable. We found Maia to be one of those girls that others could relate too.
New Face Maia Davis
Model Crush Monday Maia Davis
Full Name: Maia Camille Davis
Where from/background: United States
Ethnicity: African American/White/Native American
Social Media: @maiavelli
Mother: Exclusive Model Mgmt
City Based In: between LA and London
SC: What is your signature feature?
MD: My giant mane of curly hair
SC: Skincare tips?
MD: Wash your face every night! I absolutely love moisturizer – my favourite is Glossier priming moisturizer. I’ve also started using their rich moisturizer since moving to London to help keep my skin bright in the cold weather. Another must-have for me is a good hyaluronic acid serum – both Glossier and The Ordinary have really great ones.
SC: Do you believe in Aliens?
MD: Yes! I think statistically, the likelihood of humans being the only life in the universe is extremely small.
SC: What does your family think about your modelling and travelling the world?
MD: My family is super supportive. My mom is my biggest fan and is always cheering me on and posting about my accomplishments. She wanted me to go to college and then told me she would support me in any direction I wanted to go as long as I had that as a backup, so I graduated from Arizona State University with my bachelor’s degree and then immediately moved to LA and started modelling.
SC: What is your ultimate goal as a model?
MD: I absolutely love shooting editorials and I’d love to be on the cover of a magazine – some of my personal goals include shooting for ID, Harper’s Bazaar, and of course Vogue!
SC: Who is your dream designer to walk or work for?
MD: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Maison Valentino
SC: What do you think about fashion including all /genders?
MD: I absolutely love that the fashion industry is becoming more inclusive and I think it’s so important for people of all types to see themselves represented in fashion. For a long time, it was so rare to see black models in ad campaigns and so seeing models like Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks, and others represented in fashion when I was growing up inspired me. Just as that was important for me, I think it is important for kids of all shapes, sizes, and gender identities to see people like them represented in the fashion world today and hopefully, it will inspire them just like those models inspired me.
SC: Opinions about diversity?
MD: Diversity is what makes life so interesting! If we were all the same, nothing would be unique, special, or exciting.
SC: How do you feel about moving around so much for work?
MD: It’s my favourite part of the job. I’ve learned so much about life, about myself and about other people in every city I’ve lived. It’s allowed me to push my boundaries and become confident and independent. It’s showed me that you can easily connect with people regardless of language or cultural barriers, as long as you open yourself up and are willing to learn.
Photographer: Abdel Abdulai
Casting & Production & Styling: Charlotte Smith
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