Damaris Lewis

Damaris Lewis (born October 10, 1990) is an American model that appeared in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Lewis was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She studied with a conservatory-style arts concentration in dance at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.


Lewis was discovered while performing with her childhood dance company Restoration Dance Theater at Chelsea Piers. She decided to wait until her second year of high school before signing a contract with Elite Model Management.


Lewis has appeared in campaigns for Black/Up, Clarins, Tsumori Chisato, and Tsumori Chisato, Victoria’s Secret’s Pink line, and Yves Saint Laurent (brand). She has done Editorial shoots for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2009, 2010, 2011; Essence (magazine), French Marie Claire, Gala, Pride Magazine London, Trace (magazine), Uptown magazine, and Vibe Magazine. She is known for having a short torso for her height. Ford, Innovative Artists, and Angels & Demons in France currently represent her. — Source