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Miss July 2017

Dana Taylor

Details

  • Eye ColorBrown Eyes
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate02/06/93
  • HometownChicago, Illinois
  • TitlesMiss July 2017

About Dana Taylor

Dana Taylor doesn’t take no for an answer, which, in her case, is a good thing. “When I have a plan in place,” she says, “I never back down.” For the Chicago native (she grew up in a suburb of the city called Downers Grove) it also meant once she decided she was going to be a model of super status, there was no stopping her.

“I’m inspired by all the beautiful ‘90s models: Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington. I grew up in the ‘90s and my dad was a photographer,” she explains. “I would see him shooting, so growing up, they were my inspiration. My dad would show me all his pictures. I got to go on shoots; I got to experience everything. He kind of set the standard in my mind for what a model is.”

Taylor, who currently lives in New York and cites Thailand on her list of places to go next (she says she’s pretty much up for anything and down for wherever life takes her), takes no issue with nudity – and doesn’t think anyone else should either. “People are so scared of woman’s body, but a woman’s body is so powerful. A woman gives you a child. Why would you shame women for breastfeeding when it’s something that keeps children alive? It’s bringing life.”

Athletic and full of dynamicism, Taylor, who’s a basketball and wakeboarding enthusiast, grew up as a competitive ice skater. But she’s all about balance. “If I want a guilty pleasure, pancakes are my favorite food. Anything that’s sweet. I have a sugar addiction, which is unfortunate. It’s always about pies and cinnamon rolls and ice cream. Quality desserts: I’m all about them. But I’m still looking for the best pancake place in New York. That’s my goal right now.”

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