VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW AND BROLL OF MODEL JORDAN DANIELS STORY: Walking the runways at New York Fashion Week is a big deal to most models including Jordan Daniels who is returning for the second time.
The South African born and New Zealand bred model had to sit half of the February 2019 season out after coming down with pneumonia.
Before the official start of shows, the 5'11 beauty weaves through the streets of Manhattan going to castings, fittings and makeup tests - a process she has grown to love.
"It's been like an overall positive experience and it is really hard to believe but, I think it's probably the best thing I can do with my life right now, being so young." However, the busy schedule keeps her from seeing her parents on a regular basis over the past three years, but the perks outweigh the challenges.
"You get free traveling, you're going out and seeing a bunch of new places.
You're getting to like emerge into different cultures in a different way," said Daniels.
"I only have to work one day a month to earn what I could have in a whole month of work if I wasn't doing this.
So that's like another huge perk.
It's, it's long days, but it's like, it adds up in a different way," she added.
But the glitz and glamour doesn't come with exhaustion and isolation.
"It's like you're on a plane by yourself, you're in a hotel room by yourself.
It's like lonely nights, and then you're working all day and it's like people touching you all day long.
You're like out there, you have to be always positive, always happy, even if you're tired, you're jetlagged, you're having a bad week…there's a lot of upsides but also are downsides, just like any other job I feel like." Daniels will be hitting the catwalk in London, Paris and Milan.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited a temple on August 6. PM Ardern visited Radha Krishna Mandir in Auckland. Indian envoy Muktesh Pardeshi was also present at the event. As she entered, Ardern removed her footwear as is customary. She then entered the main sanctum to the sound of conch shells. Mantras were being read out as she walked towards the idols. A priest put a 'teeka' on her forehead and gave her a saffron scarf. She stood with folded hands as the priest finished the prayers. PM Ardern later ate Indian dishes like 'puri' and 'chhole'. PM Ardern is currently riding high on her successful Covid response. New Zealand recently completed 100 days with zero domestic transmission of Covid. The nation is slated to go to polls in September.
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From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Ben Stokes will miss England’s final two Tests against Pakistan as he preparesto travel to New Zealand to be with his family. Stokes has played a full partin England’s red-ball team this summer, captaining his country for the firsttime in the series opener against West Indies, scoring important runs andtaking wickets while battling a thigh injury.
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A critical Covid-19 vaccine trial is underway in South Africa. The initial results for the Oxford developed vaccine have been promising. Researchers however say that the real test for the experimental vaccine will come in South Africa. According to CNN, scientists in Johannesburg are trying to enroll 2,000 participants in the vaccine trial. South Africa has reported over 381,000 cases of COVID-19, with a death toll of 5,368.
Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has found fresh legs over the past few weeks, with Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organisation (WHO) both recording daily highs in newly reported infections.The Department for Health and Social Care said on Friday it was “pausing” publication of daily death figures for the whole of the UK after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into claims by researchers that there were “statistical flaws” in the way they are calculated.
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Boris Johnson visits St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Upminster, eastLondon, to see work to make schools safe for return in September. The PrimeMinister struck a conciliatory tone to education unions, praising the workthey had done to make classrooms safe. Speaking to reporters at a school ineast London, he said: “It’s very important that everybody works together toensure that our schools are safe and they are – they are Covid secure – I havebeen very impressed by the work that the teachers have done, working with theunions, to make sure that all schools are safe to go back to in September.
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A teenager has died after being stabbed in London’s West End. Police werecalled to reports of an assault on Market Place at the junction with OxfordStreet at 5.38pm on Saturday, Scotland Yard said. Officers found a male, agedin his late teens, suffering from a stab injury. Police said he was taken to acentral London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7.33pm.
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Many Britons are set to bask in another hot day, with temperatures in the30Cs. The mercury looks set to reach 35C on Sunday - with Kent, Sussex andparts of London being the most likely to see the highest temperatures,according to Met Office forecaster Craig Snell. It comes as the Met Officewarned “severe thunderstorms” are likely early next week.
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Rapper Wretch 32 joins a Black Lives Matter protest on the streets of Tottenham in north London. Campaigner Stafford Scott says they had no choice but to hold another demonstration to highlight racism in the police force. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Mukherjee requested people who came in contact with him to self-isolate. World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is a need to “suppress, suppress, suppress” the virus. Tedros said there is still hope of conquering Covid-19. Over 90% Covid-19 patients in Delhi have recovered, according to the latest statistics. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Delhi are slowly and steadily defeating corona. Also, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was on Monday discharged from hospital after he recovered from Covid-19. Meanwhile, Paris made it mandatory for tourists to wear a mask in outdoor spaces. WHO chief praised Paris’ move and called it “strong and precise”. Watch the full video for more details.
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