Check out our interview with stunning American dancer, model, artist and influencer Elle Danjean who just released her new single “I Like It” today! We are confident this single will be a hit on the charts and it’s just the start of what it looks like will be a very successful musical career for Elle.
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Describe yourself in 3 words?
If I could describe myself in three words I would choose passionate, confident, and funny.
Name one your strengths?
One of my strengths is having determination and not giving up until I have achieved my goals
Who is your role model?
I have so many role models that have inspired me throughout my life. I would say one of my favorites would be my dad. He is so hard working and never settles. Everyday I try and apply the knowledge and advice he gives me to my own life.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I grew up doing local modeling as a kid. As I got older and grew more into social media I’ve had so many opportunities to shoot with amazing photographers and brands.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
I would say creating relationships with the brands and people who work with me is such an honor. The only thing that sometimes gets in my head is negativity from social media but I’ve learned how to handle that and not take it to heart.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
The biggest thing I’ve learned is that everything happens for a reason, good or bad, and will eventually guide you to where you’re supposed to be.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
The most important thing for a shoot for me is being prepared. Study the brand or the people you’re working with.
What’s your advice for the newer models and influencers?
My biggest advice I could offer is stay true to who you are. Your creative mind is valued and your hard work will eventually blossom!
What mindsets helped making you so successful and popular?
I am always in the mindset of only creating things that are true and vulnerable to me as a person. When thinking this way, things are more fun and less forced.
When you started your Social Media accounts, did you expected such a success?
When I was younger I always loved posting videos and photos for fun. I think once things took off for my account I felt proud that people could see my dedication towards my dance & singing videos & wanted to get to know me!
As a popular model, dancer and influencer you are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
I don’t think about it so much as pressure more as an honor to get to share how I feel and my experiences with other people. I’m super into having conversations with my followers and will always be there for them.
Now talking about Instagram, can you share some tips for keeping your account interesting?
Once again I think really showing your creativity and who you are and what you like is the most important. Likes and followers is not what the app is about. The app is there in my opinion to network you with other people who enjoy the same things you do and that’s so powerful!
I bet you get millions of it, but what are the best and worst Instagram DM pickup lines you received so far?
Oh gosh I would say people either say some really weird or explicit things or people are just nice. It’s kind of either or really hahaha.
Now let’s talk about dancing. When did you start dancing?
I started dancing when I was 3 years old!
Any advice for aspiring dancers?
Train, stretch, learn, create and take as much class as you can. Also make sure you’re having fun. Dance is such an amazing and satisfying art form and it’s important to not be so critical of yourself all the time and to just keep practicing.
What do you love most about dancing?
Dance for me is everything. It was my first love, it disciplined me, it formed me into the woman I am today and it’s what led me to my music career.
What type of dance do you like best?
My favorite style will always be contemporary. It has a special place in my heart.
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
If I were a book I would title it as “love letters to myself” my whole journey has really led me to figuring out who I am and I’m still learning. Life is so so so beautiful and I am so excited to see what’s in the unknown.
Any advice to entrepreneurs out there?
Keep chasing the dream even when it’s tough.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
The Defining Decade by Meg Jay phd
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
I would tell baby Elle that you will never be able to please everyone and that is okay. If everyone liked the same things the world would be quite boring.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
I am basically Hannah Montana LOL! I have all of my lounge wear and athletic wear that I basically live in but then on the other hand I have all my pink and sparkly statement pieces that I love to pair with leather, and denim. I really love sets right now too!
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Personally, working out is actually my absolute favorite thing to do. It is my therapy. When I go long periods of time without it I feel so down and out of touch with my body. Eating healthy all the time is probably the hardest thing. I love Taco Bell LOL!
Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
Usually I wake up, go to a workout of some sort. Then I come back home shower and head to the studio to work on my music, go to photoshoots, or meetings! The music industry is so hard to schedule weekly because there is always so much going on!
Favorite form of cardio?
My favorite form of cardio is obviously dance but more recently I am so into cycling. I go to Soulcycle almost everyday!
What’s next for Elle Danjean in 2022?
This year is my year! I am finally releasing all of my music and I am stepping into this new era fully ready for what’s to come.
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite healthy food is salmon.
And your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat day food is 100% Taco Bell lol sponsor me
What is your own definition of happiness?
Being surrounded by great and positive energy.
How is a normal day in your life?
A normal day in my life is very peaceful. Whenever I get a free day I usually relax as much as I can and go to the store to pick up some food to cook a fabulous meal! (I absolutely love cooking)
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
A perfect Sunday is to wake up not too early, go to church with my mom, head to soul cycle, then come home relax and cook a great meal for dinner! Or maybe go out for dinner!
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
The dream holiday would be in Greece with a glass of champagne in the pool looking out at the view!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
If I could meet someone it would be Ariana Grande just because she’s so mysterious and I love that about her, also I would want to meet Jack Harlow and not ask but tell him to do a remix of first class with me, LOL!
Best advice ever given?
“Not everyone is gonna love you and that’s okay, if everyone liked the same thing the world would be boring”
Do you support any charity?
Having a part time position with Alo Yoga, I have gotten to really learn about their organization called Alo Gives. I am still learning about it to this day but I’m super interested.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
3 things I can’t live without: My Family, music and food! Food is the best #taurus.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
In 5 years I see myself with a number one single, playing dream venues. Sharing my music and myself with the world.
Favorite song? Why?
My favorite song is such a HARD question, probably the hardest one lol. I would say one of my all time favorites is Pink skies by LANY or unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield or like 40 more so stop me now haha! Songs that go into my all time favorite playlist get there if they give me a feeling or a burst of joy. Usually if a song has a great pre hook that really builds into the hook I get that feeling. Or if it has a really well placed and well thought out bridge that gives me a feeling I love it!
What music do you like?
I love all types of music! Literally! I listen to pop, country, R&B, hip hop, alternative, rock, pop rock you name it!
What do you think of Social Media?
I think social media is great for business and great for sharing ideas and things you create. I think social media can be very toxic if you are using it for all the wrong reasons.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: Everything happens for a reason
Favorite artists are: Lady gaga, Ariana Grande, Ben Platt, BLACKPINK, and so many more omg
Favorite movie: Elf
Travel Destination: Take me to Paris pls!
Sports team: LSU, Geaux Tigers
Tv show: The Vampire Diaries, Rupaul’s drag race or any baking show
Book: The Summer Job