Maybe She’s Born With It


Emily au naturel. (Emily DiDonato / Request Model Management NY)

UPDATED: video problem is fixed.

The first thing you notice about Emily DiDonato – once you get past the fact that she’s stunningly gorgeous in that oh so 90s supermodel way – is her amazing personality. The new Maybelline beauty has the kind of friendly, engaging presence that makes her the kind of girl you want to know more about and the perfect pitchwoman for cosmetics. Joining the ranks of Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner and Erin Wasson is a major coup for a girl who literally just graduated from high school and it takes someone special to handle the pressure and the fast pace. MDC sits down with Emily to find out more about her meteoric rise.

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MDC: We hear you just graduated from high school. Congrats!
EMILY: I did just graduate! This has been a very exciting time – I also just moved into my first apartment. I can’t wait to head over to Ikea and get some furniture.

MDC: How did you get your start modeling?

EMILY: I’ve been modeling for about 6 months now. It’s been a whirlwind but so exciting and full of good energy. A friend of the family said that I should try modeling and I thought I would give it a shot – no closed doors. He showed my picture to Noel and even though Request mainly deals with guys I was signed. On that very day I had my first casting – I literally came in, met Noel and started working right after; it all worked out really well.

MDC: What’s the best part of your new job overall?

EMILY: Filming the commercial for Maybelline was so much fun and Christy was so nice in guiding me. She’s such an incredible role model and those are so important in this business. I’ve also met Julia Stegner and Jessica White and they’re all such nice girls and they make everything have such a great vibe.

MDC: As a model, are there any things you are excited about for the future?

EMILY: I definitely want to continue with Maybeline. I love the film part of it and being able to express yourself in front of the camera. I’d like to maybe to get into acting one day. I wouldn’t care if it was the tiniest role – I just really love that side of modeling. In the meantime I’m just excited about continuing modeling and starting college soon.

  1. i dont think she look’s like Adriana at all…more like Doutzen to me… and when she talks she’s like Tanya D. wow… nice girl i like her!

  2. Thank you so much! I’m really thankful you guys like me, since I’m new and all :) Again, thanks for all of the nice comments.
    Oh, and I’m Italian…

  3. She’s like a mix of Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes. and she’s gorgeous.

  4. Hey Em! don’t forget the Irish half!! Trust me, it makes a difference! Just ask my 3……

  5. When I first saw the Acqua di Gioia commercial I couldn’t believe my eyes. Absolutely stunning girl. I had to research to see what else she had done. God does give us beauty in many ways.

  6. She owes me a white chocolate mocha venti with two pumps of raspberry…

    I didn’t even know such a beautiful girl had existed until two weeks ago. After the initial shock had faded away I youtubed the Armani commercial and started to read the comments to find out who she is. I had to read through the comments about how nice the setting or the music is in the commercial and I am like what setting? There was music too?? Are they blind?? Can’t they see the girl??? Finally someone wrote something like Angelina Jolie + Adriana Lima + ……= Emily DiDonato and I am like this must be her name. I googled it and volaa. A girl perfect for my computer’s new wallpaper… Even prettier than my current wallpaper Claudia Lynx. I had to check couple of times to make sure she was worthy enough to be my computer’s new wallpaper and yes she was. Now all I have to do was to find the perfect picture of the prettiest girl with beautiful smile. That should be easy. How hard could it be? But I was wrong… Now I am looking at her modeling pictures one by one to find the best one with her beautiful smile but there was none… All her smiling pictures were before she started modeling. As if she had stopped smiling when she became the “it”. That’s when she reminded me of Gene Tierney. Not only because both of their beauty is almost impossible to be surpassed, but because they have the same sad eyes when they work. Even though there are thousands of girls who would love to be in her shoes, landing all those major contracts and the success that comes with it, I felt like she doesn’t want to do modeling. If she continues modeling there is no doubt that she will be the most successful one, but I hope she pursues her dreams and uses modeling to catapult her to other fields of entertainment business like acting for example, which she says she loves. May be then we can see her smiling again. I would like to wish good luck to her and her parents who has the hardest job assisting such a young, beautiful and destined to be successful girl in an unforgiving field. And I would also like to take this opportunity to thank probably one of her former bff’s for capturing her beautiful smile inside a car which is now my computer’s new wallpaper.

    But no matter what she still owes me a white chocolate mocha venti with two pumps of raspberry…

  7. she is WAYYYYY prettier than Lima. She has perfect straight teeth! a thinner face and more classically beautiful.

  8. she is so beautiful!, not just outside, but inside. i think inner beauty is much more important than outer beauty and she has it both :D!

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