Emily Didonato: biography
Emily DiDonato is the American supermodel who became famous all over the world after she participated in the Maybelline campaign in 2009.
Childhood and youth
Emily was born on February 24, 1991, in Goshen, the suburbs of New York, into an ordinary family: the father worked as a firefighter (now retired), and the mother was a housewife who later started her own business. Emily had an elder brother and sister.
The woman’s zodiac sign is Pisces which can explain her emotionality.
Those who have not seen DiDonato’s childhood photos cannot believe her beauty has nothing to do with surgery. The woman’s expressive blue eyes, sensitive lips, and thick brown hair are the result of the mixed origin: Emily has Italian, Irish, and Indian roots.
From the early childhood, the girl liked sports and played hockey for many years. She was also fond of other team games: lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. The model says she was a tomboy in her childhood and never missed family camping and fishing.
Before high school, DiDonato did not wear feminine clothes: she preferred the sports style and tied-up hair. She had braces for four years.
Emily became to look more feminine by the graduation. She went to a Catholic school where the uniform was required. Thus, the young woman decided to use cosmetics to stand out: she lined her beautiful eyes.
Since childhood, Emily has had eye problems: she started wearing contact lenses in the third grade, and her left eye can move only to the right. One can see her eye is squinted in her photos, yet the woman looks no less pretty because of that.
When Emily turned 16, her grandmother gave her a 1996 Zuk as a birthday present; the model drove the car until 2013.
In one of her early interviews, Emily told journalists it was their family’s friend who recommended her to take up modeling. Impressed by the young woman’s angelic beauty and perfect body (Emily’s height is 178 cm., and her weight is 50 kg.), he gave her photos to the modeling agency Re Quest. DiDonato’s Cinderella-like career in modeling began.
In 2008, Emily was named the spokesperson for the Guess spring collection and participated in the Ralph Lauren ad campaign.
Six months after Emily started her career, she signed the agreement with Maybelline: it was her triumph. The yesterday’s school student appeared in the ad of the lipstick Color Sensational and turned into the spokesperson of the cosmetics giant, just like superstars Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner, Erin Wasson, and Jessica White. It was a unique case for the fashion industry: Emily was a success from the very beginning.
In August 2009, Emily shot for a Victoria’s Secret catalog; it became a tradition. Two months later, the first magazine published her photo on its cover. In fall 2009, DiDonato appeared on the Rag & Bone and Givenchy runway shows. Vogue Germany named the model the top newcomer.
At the beginning of 2010, Emily signed a contract with Armani and presented the perfume Acqua di Gioia. According to the model, it was the most challenging year of her career. She was the spokesperson not only for Armani but also Calvin Klein Jeans and Nicole Farhi, worked on Louis Vuitton, Giles Deacon, and Loewe shows, and shot for many magazines, such as LOVE, Elle, Numero, and Marie Claire.
In 2011, Emily began to cooperate with the modeling agency IMG and was shooting for Madame Figaro, Industrie Magazine, and so on. The next year, she worked for Long Champ with Coco Rocha and collaborated with the legendary 83-year-old model Carmen Dell'Orefice for Missoni for Lindex.
In 2013, DiDonato participated in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shooting. At the end of the year, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris.
In 2014, Emily became a spokesperson for Calzedonia. The same year, she appeared in H&M Magazine and Vogue Spain. In 2015, the model continued to collaborate with Calzedonia.
Since that time, DiDonato has been one of the most popular models. In addition to the brands above, Miu Miu, Just Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Juicy Couture, Gap, Elie Tahari, and other companies employed with Emily as well.
In May 2018, DiDonato became the spokesperson for the skin care cosmetics company Biotherm.
Emily is recognized as a sex symbol. She has appeared on the cover of Maxim and participated in a hot photo session for Double Magazine. Her photos were published in Sports Illustrated three times; other famous beauties including Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk also appeared in the magazine.
With her unearthly sexuality, DiDonato is cute and friendly in real life. Photographers emphasize the model has no unflattering angles: she looks natural on camera, and all her images are light and smooth. Emily has no bad habits and tattoos; she is a “good girl” in comparison with other models.
There is little information about Emily’s boyfriends at the beginning of her career. In 2013, the young woman had the first significant relationship known to the public: she met the actor Jake Gyllenhaal in a gym where she spent most of her free time.
Eventually, the affair with Gyllenhaal ended. In 2014, when the model was going to Australia by plane, she met the American millionaire Kyle Peterson. Before the engagement, the couple had been dating for three years.
The wedding ceremony took place in summer 2018 in Colorado. The brand Oscar de la Renta created the bride’s style.
The husband shares Emily’s fondness for sports. The model practices a lot before photo sessions and fashion shows: she goes to the gym, runs three miles per day, does yoga, pilates, and strength training.
DiDonato tries to drink eight glasses of water daily and eats healthily but admits she cannot resist coffee and pizza.
Judging by the model’s posts on Twitter and Instagram, Emily DiDonato is happy in her family; she continues to collaborate with global brands and travel.