Hannah Jeter is not just the wife of Derek Jeter, the former New York Yankees star and Hall of Famer. She is also a successful model, a television host, a philanthropist, and a mother of four. In this article, we will explore the life and career of Hannah Jeter, from her humble beginnings in the Caribbean to her rise to fame as a Sports Illustrated cover girl.
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Early Life and Family
Hannah Jeter was born on 5 th May,1986 in St. Thomas , U.S Virgin Islands . Her full name is Hannah Bethany Davis and also goes by the nickname Hanni. She is the youngest of three children to Deborah and Conn Davis. Her father is a former soccer player, while her mother teaches. Conn Jr. is Hannah’s brother, and her sister is Rachel.
Growing up in a tropical paradise, Hannah was raised surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sea. She began to play tennis and volleyball from the very beginning, which made her interested in sports and fitness. At the age of eight, she was a part of the national tennis team for Caribbean countries and also played in Virginit Island’s volleyball squad.
14 years old, talent scout discovered Hannah and she signed with IMG Models , an elite agency. She became a model, but she did not forget about her education. Well, she graduated from high school with honors. She went to the University of the Virgin Islands for two years.
Modelling Career and Breakthrough
2006 marked the beginning of Hannah’s modelling career when she won her first big campaign with Ralph Lauren. She was the spokesmodel for its fragrance, Ralph Rocks , and participated in a fashion show by their SpringSummer collection. She also posed for other popular brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, American Eagle Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret.
2013 was Hannah’s greatest breakthrough when she featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time. She instantly won over the audiences with her beauty and charisma, becoming a regular reader of the magazine. 2015 was the high point of her modelling career when she appeared on the cover in a bikini bottom and necklace for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue .
Hannah also appeared on the covers of other prestigious magazines, such as Elle, FHM, Maxim, and Vogue. She was ranked #71 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list in 2014, and #47 on AskMen’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” list in 2015. She also received several awards and accolades for her modelling work, such as the Model of the Year Award from the Virgin Islands Fashion Week in 2014.
Television and Film Appearances
Hannah’s success in the modelling world opened doors for TV and movie work. 2009 marked her debut appearance on television when she appeared as a guest star in the comedy series Rush. She also starred in two additional episodes of the program, portraying different characters. In 2015, she played a flirtatious young woman driving down the road in her red Ferrari.Adventures again with Vacation
Hannah’s most notable television role was as the host of Project Runway: Junior is a derivative of the well-liked reality show Project Runway. Between 2015 and the year She was charming and stylish as she coached and adjudicated the hopeful young designers.
Hannah also starred in various commercials, especially for DirecTV as the Genie, a supernatural figure that fulfills desires of the consumers. She even appeared in a number of advertisements for this company with famous personalities like Rob Lowe, Jon Bon Jovi and Peyton Manning.
Personal Life and Marriage
Hannah met Derek Jeter, the former New York Yankees shortstop and captain, in 2011, at a charity event. They started dating soon after, and became one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world. They had an on-and-off relationship for a few years, before getting engaged in 2015. They tied the knot on July 9, 2016, in a private ceremony in Napa Valley, California.
Hannah and Derek have four children together: three daughters, Bella Raine, born in August 2017, Story Grey, born in January 2019, and River Rose, born in December 2021, and a son, Kaius Green, born in May 2023. Hannah had high-risk pregnancies with her first two children, which resulted in an emergency hysterectomy after the birth of her second child. She used intermittent fasting as a weight loss method after the birth of her children.
Hannah and Derek are very protective of their privacy and their family. They rarely share photos or details of their personal life on social media or in interviews. They live in a mansion in Miami, Florida, where Derek is the CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins baseball team.
Philanthropy and Other Interests
Hannah is not only good-looking and successful as a model but also kind enough. She supports a number of charities especially ones that deal with children and education. She supports the Project Sunshine – an organization that provides free education, recreation and social activities for children facing medical problems. She is also patronizing the Turn 2 Foundation established by her husband and geared at encouraging good lifestyles among young people.
Hannah is interested in jewelry design and wants to make her own line one of these days. She also enjoys music and singing, Whitney Houston is her favorite singer. She is into outdoor activities like snorkeling, paddleboarding and hiking. She is also a talented unicyclist and stilt-walker.
Here are some fun facts about Hannah Jeter:
|5 ft 8 1/2 in (1.74 m)
|Favorite TV Show
|A dog named Kane
|Distant cousin of Herbert Hoover