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She’s an educator, wife and of course, model. The woman with the heart of gold, Demi Craven tells of her life as a model.
Name: Demi Craven
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Agency: The Campbell Agency
Notable Clients: Dillard’s, JCPenney, Watters Bridal, Neiman Marcus
DFW Style Daily: How and when did you start your career with modeling?
Demi Craven: “I started modeling when I was 16 after I heard an ad on the radio by Actors Models and Talent for Christ. People had always said that I should be a model, so I tried out and got a callback. I went through the training program and attended the SHINE event where I met Nancy Campbell. Now I have been signed with The Campbell Agency for about six years.”
DFW Style Daily: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Demi Craven: “I enjoy getting to work with creative and talented people, meet new people and make new friends. So much work goes on behind the scenes of a photoshoot or a runway show, and I’m thankful I get to be a part of amazing teams that make them happen.”
DFW Style Daily: What was your biggest challenge for you when you first started modeling? Did modeling help you discover new things about yourself?
Demi Craven: “My biggest challenge when I first started modeling was being an introvert. Going to castings and go sees was intimidating. Meeting new people was the scariest part. Now I have learned to embrace who I am and just try to be a blessing to everyone I meet. That takes the pressure off.”
DFW Style Daily: Describe the most memorable moment or project you worked on so far.
Demi Craven: “One of the most memorable projects I have worked on was when I modeled for Watters Bridal. The event was a preview for their collection that was about to come out. There was a mini runway show for buyers. The atmosphere, dresses and people I got to work with were really fun.”
DFW Style Daily: Tell me about your special talents or hobbies.
Demi Craven: “I enjoy crafting, painting and sewing. I have an elementary education degree, and I love working with kids. So in my free time, I volunteer at Readers 2 Leaders, a program where I work one on one with struggling students from West Dallas to help them read on grade level.”
DFW Style Daily: Describe your perfect day off and what you like to do in your free time.
Demi Craven: “On my perfect day off I enjoy sleeping in, having a nice cup of coffee while reading a book, hanging out with my husband, spending time with my friends and family and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking and disc golf.”
DFW Style Daily: Who is your biggest inspiration or role model?
Demi Craven: “My friend Austen is a role model for me. I met Austen through AMTC and I admire how she lives her life boldly and how she loves others. She was Mrs. America 2014, and works to raise awareness of human trafficking. On top of everything else she is a great wife and mother.”
DFW Style Daily: What are your current modeling goals and future plans?
Demi Craven: “I want to continue building my client list and experiences. I’m really not sure what the future holds, but I’m open to whatever God has in store for my journey.”