He is a young Lebanese man, distinguished in his sex appeal, friendly attitude, and sense of humor. He is not afraid to live life to the fullest, he visited more than 20 countries, and shot hundreds of commercials.
Dani Eid, the most famous Lebanese model in the world of advertising, started his career in Lebanon, and later traveled to Germany where he continued filming ads and video clips. He has been selected from more than 100 models around the world to shoot the advertising for the new Mercedes car that runs on electricity.
In an exclusive interview with ‘Lebanese Beauty Press’, Dani talks about his personality, experience, passion, and his goals in life.
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Lebanese Beauty Press: You have been working as a model for years. At what age did you break into modeling?
Dani Eid: I started modeling in my first year at the university. I was almost 19.
LBP: Why were you interested in this career?
DE: Honestly I was never interested in modeling per say. It was a mere coincidence when my friend, Miss Lebanon at the time, pushed me to apply at the agency she worked for. I was initially very reluctant but she was adamant on me trying, so I changed my mind later and met her agent that happened to be running the number one agency in the ME. I got accepted eventually then my agent helped me start a professional portfolio.
LBP: You live in Germany, but you work for an agency in Lebanon. Isn’t it a hassle for you having to travel back and forth for castings?
DE: I work for both a Lebanese and a German agency that deals with the European market. As you can see I multitask, but casting is not really a hobby of mine. My agency has already properly built my portfolio to apply for relevant jobs. So I’m usually called as selected.
LBP: So modeling is your main profession.
DE: I am too hyper to have just one interest in life, I like diversity. In addition to modeling I’m into marketing projects. The camera hype boosts both my confidence & self-esteem propelling as such my career & personality.
LBP: What is your usual nutrition, and how often do you hit the gym?
DE: I tend to eat healthy staying away from fatty food Sugar. Yeah as horrible as it sounds but unfortunately that’s the reality. With my lifestyle and career choices I have to maintain a good shape not to forget that this way I feel way better about myself and healthy. I surely indulge myself every now and then with the food I love especially the Lebanese cuisine of which I’m totally fond. I exercise on a daily basis, I do cardiovascular work out and lift weights.
LBP: What have you accomplished so far as a model?
DE: I hope I will not sound arrogant by saying that, for a Lebanese person I feel grateful to have been lately chosen from among various international models for the new Mercedes advertisement. This doesn’t mean that I reached my goals , at the opposite it is just the beginning for me, the best is yet to come I hope.
LBP: When working for clients, how do you communicate with them?
DE: I’m a tolerant person by nature, I understand the difference in characters between people and I deal professionally with any job requirement. By choosing me the customer has already set some expectations for me to achieve based on my portfolio and archive which helps make the process easier on me. I dedicate myself to the job and follow the directions as instructed. After all I deal with brand names and images and I have to be up to this responsibility.
LBP: What are your likes and dislikes?
DE: Casting is definitely not my forte. As previously stated my tolerant versatile character allows me to get along with everyone. As a model I like the adrenaline you get once under the lights and this challenges me to outdo myself every time a bit better. I love the opportunity modeling gives me to travel to endless places and meet amazing people and get to learn about new cultures…
As for dislikes I’m a positive person I turn every dislike into a good opportunity.
LBP: I visited your profile and I sensed your funny personality and noticed your X Rated jokes which can be easily misinterpreted, don’t you think?
DE: As you could notice while visiting my profile the number of my followers and fans are over 56,000 people that I would like to call them friends and this number is constantly increasing. I guess this is a valid proof that people like my sense of humor and free jokes. Those who have a negative approach toward life or they see negative things in my jokes and approach, I respect their opinion but unfortunately we can’t please everyone.
LBP: How do you handle changes in your life?
DE: When you say change you always hear resistance, it’s a part of human nature. I always tend to open up for changes and reduce any resistance to it. What I don’t know is a challenge for me to get to know it. I just try to think positive.
LBP: You have many pictures in Bikini on your profile. Are those personal photos of you or shot for commercial purposes?
DE: My Facebook page is no longer personal. It is accessible to everyone and people are waiting to see my new pictures as I constantly update it with professional photos – Obviously my body is part of me so I have to expose it as well.
LBP: Would you pose naked for an international magazine?
DE: I totally refuse to pose naked for any magazine. I am an Arab person after all and I deeply respect my roots and my traditions and culture. I will not deviate.
LBP: What is the secret of your sex appeal? Is it your attitude?
DE: I am happy with myself and totally satisfied with who I am which reflects on the outside.
LBP: What do you think of our Lebanese culture?
DE: We went a long way from what the mentality was years ago. We are a touristic destination because we are known for our openness and friendliness and acceptance to others no matter how different they might be.
Of course we have our traditions, culture and roots, which dictates some rules on us. But tell me which society doesn’t have its own?
LBP: If you were a God what would you do to the world?
DE: If I were a God I would only have people the way God wanted them to be: EQUAL. No envy, hatred, or racism.
LBP: What do you think of models who work as escorts?
DE: I guess models that lack education and morals choose the escorting business as a solution to their financial problems. However, I strongly believe in Jesus’ quote when they asked him about the sinned lady he answered: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
LBP: Do you like acting? Would you be willing to accept an offer in a Lebanese movie?
DE: Yes. I’ve always been interested in acting since my early age and till this day. I will surely accept to act in a Lebanese Movie.
LBP: Who’s your role model in life?
DE: Any positive person can be my role model. Positive approach to life brings out the best in people and only the best can serve as role models to all of us.
LBP: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
DE: In 5 years I see myself young at heart and in the acting industry and maybe with a family and a few kids around to add up spice to my life. And always into my favorite hobbies: gym, biking, kayaking and above all traveling and exploring the world.
LBP: Thank you for answering in English and for being here.
DE: Thank you. My pleasure!