Damaris Lewis (born 10 October 1990) is a local girl by fashion world standards. Born and bred near the heart of the modelling business, Damaris has parlayed her good looks and style into a top modelling career. Let's take a close look at this Brooklyn bombshell.
Damaris grew up in Coney Island, Brooklyn and went to the famous "Fame" high school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She was a dance major there.
Damaris participated in a dance company at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Somebody spotted her there and suggested that she become a model.
Damaris signed with Elite when she was a a sophomore in high school.
Lewis quickly appeared in campaigns for the Victoria's Secret Pink line. Other brands included Black/Up, Clarins, Yves Saint Laurent and Tsumori Chisato.
Damaris has branched out into several entertainment pursuits. For instance, she starred in the music video for Kanye West's single "Monster."
Damaris also accompanied Prince on his 2012 Welcome 2 Australia Tour and Welcome to Chicago tour. She was both a dancer and his Muse.
Damaris also hosted the Prince special "Prince! Behind the Symbol: Music Special."
Nick Jonas picked Damaris to do a feature style interview video set.
Lewis had a small appearance in "Limitless" (2011) with Bradley Cooper.
Damaris also loves basketball. She was with Kate Upton when Kate did the famous "cat dance" at a Los Angeles Clippers game that went viral and shot Kate to stardom.
Lewis contributed to the video that introduced the 2013 NBA All Star Game in Houston Texas.
Damaris wrote a blog about her experiences touring with Prince and which featured interviews with NBA players.
Many people know Damaris best from her three appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Damaris is on Twitter and Instagram.
Lewis has her own web site.
Damaris is a supporter of Project Sunshine. She holds an annual Project Sunshine Dance Camp.
Damaris also helps out with the Madison Square Garden "Garden of Dreams" Foundation.
Damaris has been building her acting resume. She has been in the television series "Black Actress" and "New Girl." She also appeared in "Limitless" (2011), "Listen Up Philip" (2014) and "The Rewrite" (2014) as Maya.
Lewis is 5' 9" (1.75 m) and has naturally brown hair and eyes.
"There's no other person like Prince. He is a musical genius, he is a factual genius. He is just a genius."