Courtnie Danyell was born in Columbus, Mississippi and was raised in Norcross, Georgia (Gwinnett County). Growing up in a military background, she traveled and lived in various places like Texas, South Carolina, and Germany.
Courtnie started off her modeling career as a runway model at the age of 16. Since then, she has walked in various fashion shows in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. In addition to her passion for fashion and beauty, she attended the University of West Georgia and was a part of an organization, Models and Business where she participated in fashion shows on campus. Courtnie graduated from West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Shortly after she graduated, she enlisted in the Navy. She inspires to continue her education and be able to provide counseling services for military personnel and others.
Courtnie currently resides in Atlanta and continues to model professionally as a runway and print model. She inspires to walk in Paris and Milan fashion week and work with different brands such as Fenty Beauty, Beauty Bakery, Hanifa and many more.
Hi!! We are so excited to have you! Thanks for doing our interview!!
Thank you so much for reaching out to me!
What was the first designer piece you ever purchased?
I don’t have a lot of designer pieces, to be honest. I consider Coach to be a nice, affordable luxury brand so I have a Coach wallet and the bag to match with it. I do have my eye on this specific Louis Vuitton bag, and when I make it, I’m going to get it. Speaking into existence.
Would you ever wear the same thing twice on the red carpet?
Of course, I would. I would find some ways to jazz it up and come up with a different look in comparison to the last time I wore it.
How do you keep up to date with current trends?
It’s difficult for me to keep up with fashion trends to be completely honest. I try not to get too caught up on what’s trending and what’s not because it can get very overwhelming. I just stick to what I like and what I think suits me best.
How do you keep the fun in fashion?!
I try to keep fun in fashion by adding a little bit of my personality to it. You can have 5 people wear the same thing but it’s going to look different on each person. I think fashion is all about expressing yourself and allowing people to get to know you without saying anything. I also think that’s the key in making fashion fun, adding a piece of you into your outfit.
Does dressing up and getting out instantly elevate your mood?
Absolutely! When you look good, you feel good! And when you feel good, you will go. When you’re in a good mood, it will show, and people will notice whether you realize it or not. Positive, good energy is very contagious so I’m all for people doing what makes them feel good.
Do you remember what you wore to prom? And would you wear it again if you had it to do over?
I do! I wore a short hot pink dress and it had silver sequins on the top. Looking back, I’m not sure if I would wear the EXACT dress I wore but I would wear a modified version of it.
2022 fashion trend alerts?
Omg I don’t know any fashion trends! But for me personally, I love a good jumpsuit. I feel like a jumpsuit is perfect for any occasion. I’m also team sundress, and now that spring is here and summer’s around the corner, I will be wearing my sundresses. I also love a pop of color, sparkles/sequins, anything that glitters.
Please tell us how to keep up with your fabulous fashion posts!!
Yes, so you can follow me on Instagram @themodelcourt. I plan on posting more consistently and post content that’s more into the lifestyle category and just about modeling. Can’t wait to connect!