Meet Danielle, a graceful and elegant twenty-five year old from Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.
Call me Dani, she said to us,
all my friends do.
Tall at 5 ft 9 in and weighing 125 lb, Danielle looks you disarmingly, straight in the eyes and listens carefully before giving her quiet, thoughtful response.
Danielle’s native language is French but she’s working on her English and it’s improving by leaps and bounds. When Mr Right comes along, she confides, he’ll probably speak English with an American twang.
When she’s not posing before the cameras wearing the latest fashions, Danielle can be found starting her own model agency or swimming at the nearby pool to keep her figure at the peak of attractiveness.
I love tennis, too, she says,
and if I go into the countryside I can watch golf and horse riding for hours.
At the end of the day you’ll probably find Danielle in her short mini-skirt and skyscraper heels gyrating on the dance floor until the small hours.
I love R and B, hip hop and soul music, she says,
or slow dance music! Does she go home alone when the club shuts for the night? That’s her secret.
I’m not married, she says,
that’s all you need to know.
Where would Danielle most like to visit? She thinks for a second.
You know, she says,
I would really love to visit the Bahamas. And would she like to live there?
No. I’d most like to live in New York City.
I can cook. Do you want to know a secret? I love frying things. Fried food is really good for me, she laughs. That’s not a good idea if you want to keep your riveting figure, isn’t it, Dani?
Home is more than a menu. I’d make a home full of trust and sincere love.