Danny Herman: “So far the best thing about modeling was my Asia trip, and being selected out of 100 guys for the Marc by Marc Jacobs show!”

07 abr, 2013

Hello, my name is Daniel Herman, but most people call me Danny J. I am from a small town in South Dakota. Not many people know where that is so when they ask me that, I usually just say ” You know Mt. Rushmore?

I live about 30 minutes from there!” haha I come from a big big sports family, having mostly everyone playing a college sport. I am kind of the odd ball by not pursuing basketball at the collegiate level and am now modeling.

Growing up I did just about every sport, I’d go through fases from sport to sport. Once, I was even in rodeos and rodeo bulls. OK OK, just one rodeo and I ended up winning it, taking home the buckle!

Modeling: how did all begin

Once high school was over, so many people told me to try out modeling. So after i graduated, I was in California and my old agent approached me asking me if I would be interested in doing a test. So i guess the luck of being at the right place at the right time worked out.

So far the best thing about modeling, was my Asia trip, and being selected out of 100 guys for the Marc by Marc Jacobs show! that was awesome!

Working with photographers: having fun on shoots but in a professional manner

I like a photographer to be chill and easy going. I like to have fun on shoots but in a professional manner if that makes any sense? lol I don’t really have any preparations before shoots, but I do like to stretch my arms and back so I´m not so stiff, that way I feel more relaxed and my movements flow smoothly
rather than being a stiff stick! haha

I haven’t done any nude shoots yet, but if my agent recommend it and the concept was in a art manner, I’d be cool with it!

I don’t have any funny backstage moments but I have funny stories during a campaign shooting. Ok, so me, I smile alot, thats just my nature I guess of being happy. BUTTTTTT imagine this, it´s me and like 30 people around watching me. So as I am doing my movements and what not, I ended up making eye contact with my friend, who was the makeup artist for the shoot and they were just like staring at me. I just diiiieeeed laughing and we had to pause the shoot and everyone laughed with me. ok great storry right? lol kidding thats all I have for funny stories.

The catwalks experiences

When I was in Asia, sometimes the catwalk formations were just stupid! So many lines, zig zags and left, or right, was crazy! Like I said above, walking in
the Marc, by Marc Jacobs was amazing! I have done Forever 21, Bench, Penguin, Keds was cool. Then a lot of Asian brands so have been very lucky thus far in
my career!

Male models X Female models

I think females rule of course but I believe men are just accessories.Female models have the upper hand nowadays still! I have always been a fan of Adriana Lima, she´s too sexy!!!! But male models I look up to are Garret Neff, Sean O’pry for example. I try to study their editorials to better my work!

A fashionista?

I try to stay up to date with things but I love vintage things so thrift shopping is cool. lately, I wear my tapered drop crotch pants, all black chucks,
plain rolled up T shirts with an old trucker cap. I keep it simple but trendy at the same time.

Just imagine u a famous models surronded by a huge crowd!

I would be overwhelmed actually, but would be a cool experience at the same time to know that people from all over recognize you. definitely a humbling
experience I´m sure!

Dating X Loving

I´m old school, I am too picky when it comes to dating sometimes I think, I can never find that one girl to take me away, but hopefully soon she will come around ;)


I love ALL sports, but basketball is my main one!

Atracting someone´s attention

Just give them a smile and say hello!

Having fun, enjoying life

I like anything outdoors but I can have fun doin just about anything. I try to live everyday as if it was my last, life is far too short to live boring right?

The craziest (nastiest?) thing ever done in a summer time season

Ummm I honestly don’t know…haha

Fav body part and why

I like my eyes, with the lighting and color of shirt, they can be either blue or green its crazy!

Fav underwear for daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments :)

Bjorn Borg underwear is the best!

In his IPOD

As of now, I listen to alot of ASAP rocky or Kendrick Lamar! But i love all music so its a wide variety!

If you weren´t a model you´d be…

I’d be in school finishing my Elementary Education degree

And unforgettable moment

Traveling to all the places I have been so lucky to see and having friends from all over the world!


“For I know the plans I have for you. Plans for your welfare, not for distaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11. I don’t really have a motto but staying positive in life and having a good faith in things will lead to big things :)

The Projects

I head to Miami next month for awhile with Front Management so I am stoked to get down there!

And when you´ll come to my world? I´m sure u´ll have a good time under the brazilian tropical sun!

I hope soon! I have a bunch of mates in Brazil so i Would love to visit! Plus the Brazilian girls are toooooo sexy! haha
Full name: Danny J herman
Age: 21
Mother agency: CM model management

Coby Mendoza, Executive Director
CM Model Management

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