Danii Banks – aka Big Danii – is a famed American fashion model, social media influencer, and Instagram star, best known for posting her pictures in swimwear and lingerie on Instagram.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Danii Banks was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 28 April 1990, in Michigan, USA, which makes her 33 years old as of 2023. Her father is an employee of an unnamed company, whereas her mother is a housewife – Danii was brought up in Michigan alongside her sister and brother, but it’s reported that her parents now live in Cape Coral, Florida.
Banks attended a local elementary school and later joined Woodlawn High School, where she was physically active including playing tennis. She matriculated to Nevada University in 2015, and the social media sensation has revealed on her LinkedIn account that she graduated with a degree in social sciences.
Hobbies and Interests
Banks is a big lover of animals, especially dogs, and has kept three pets named Bentli, Brody, and Brinks.
She’s also very keen on working out, and hits the gym several times a week. Her favorite exercises are bicycle crunches, rope stretching and jumping ropes. Moreover, she loves cycling and walking her pets, which also helps her stay fit.
Danii likes attending celebrity events and on 19 September 2021 she was seen at The Zeus Network’s red-carpet event.
Before she rose to stardom, Big Danii, who also goes by the nickname Sno Bunni, owned the online merchandise Shop with Banks. She began posting her bikini, travel and adventure photos on Instagram, which saw her fan base grow rapidly. Banks is the brand ambassador for the renowned women’s fashion store, Fashion Nova, and also uses her massively followed social media accounts to promote several beauty cosmetic brands, such as Lit Lashes. In most photoshoots, the model’s hair is done by the hair stylist Jesus Contreras.
In early 2016, Danii posed in that year’s issue of “Smooth Magazine”, then in October 2016, her photos for the cover of the “Hip-Hop Weekly Magazine” were taken by the American photographer, Chris Clark. She has also appeared on the covers of the publications “ODD Magazine,” “Pressure Magazine” and “Stack Models Magazine,” among others.
Banks has a massive following on social media – she goes by @danii.banks on Instagram and has almost eight million followers, and often posts captivating photos wearing swimwear and lingerie on the platform.
Danii joined Twitter in May 2018, and is currently followed by over 53,000 fans, again populating her account with bikini photos. Banks offers sensitive and exclusive content to her 2,000+ OnlyFans subscribers for a fee.
Danii is also active on TikTok (@bigdaniib), with over 350,000 followers. She’s attracted over 1.8 million views as of 2023.
Danii opened the YouTube channel, Danii Banks TV on 16 June 2013, and currently has around 11,000 subscribers. She’s fond of posting lifestyle videos, and her most watched are “DANII BANKS DOES PHOTOSHOOT WITH @alcolestudios,” which was uploaded on 21 April 2022 and currently has over 60,000 views, and “In Real Life with Danii Banks on OnlyfansTV,” uploaded on 30 December 2021, and has over 25,000 views. All of her videos combined have over 540,000 views as of 2023.
It’s better over here 🙃 pic.twitter.com/V536bGRsfJ
— Danii Banks (@Daniibanks_) October 25, 2021
It is rumored that Banks was briefly dating the America-based Ghanaian-Liberian actor and comedian Jafari Ferguson – aka Michael Blackson in 2020. However, she hasn’t confirmed whether the dating rumor was true. She seems to be single and without any children as of 2023. On the other hand, Jafari is engaged to Rada Darling.
Banks is good friends with the American social media star and fitness model, Amanda Nicole, and they often pose for photos together. Nicole was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 30 January 1994, and is 29 years old as of 2023. She goes by the nickname Thick Black Widow, and is followed by over 8.8 million fans on Instagram (@the_amanda_nicole.)
Banks follows the Christianity religion.
She splits her time between Miami, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rumors and Controversies
It is reported that Danii was once arrested for Driving Under the Influence and when still underage in Miami, Florida. Although her parents bailed her out, she revealed that they stopped giving her upkeep money for a while. As a result, she began stripping at an underground club to raise her upkeep funds, but that she quit stripping in 2018.
In September 2022, Banks was allegedly drugged at a party in Miami, Florida. She reported to the authorities that she was followed by two men (as seen on CCTV footage) while she was being driven to her condo, and when she eventually woke up, she found that her expensive Cartier watch was missing and a total of $5,000 had also been withdrawn from her account. Moreover, she claimed that her Express credit card was also stolen. The police have not yet arrested the culprits.
Banks sparked controversy when her video confronting an intruder while she was completely naked surfaced on the internet. In the video, she is seen running into the armed burglar, who was demanding money and other valuables from her. He then forced her to open her safe, but then threw her onto her bed and ran away when he found out that it was empty. The intruder had found his way into her house while she was asleep, and she was woken up by the barks of her pet dogs. After the alleged intrusion, critics began slamming her, accusing her of staging the whole incident to attract followers. However, she’s dismissed the critics, maintaining that she was indeed attacked in her house.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Danii is of Caucasian ethnicity, has a pair of blue eyes and long blonde hair. She is curvy, weighs around 175lbs (79kgs), is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, with vital statistics of 38-25-47. It is rumored that Danii has received a facelift (rhytidectomy), in an attempt to look younger. Previously, the model revealed that she went for hydrogel butt injections to increase the size of her butts, adding that she faced problems after the procedure, including difficulty in sitting.
Banks has accumulated a good sum from her social media career – she mainly earns through brand endorsement deals and her OnlyFans account; the model is worth approximately $1 million as of 2023. She is often seen wearing expensive designer clothes, and owns a collection of luxury cars, which include a Mercedes AMG, plus having a large collection of expensive gold rings and chains. In September 2022, the model purchased a luxury Condominium in Miami, Florida, for around $1.4 million.