Meet Danielle Baker....

The Independent Fashion Industry's Top Casting Director

By IFC Fashion Editor: Sharon O'dell


With over 20 years of experience in the modeling and fashion industry, International Model Coach, Thee Danielle Baker, witnessed the many limitations and lack of diversity within the industry. In 2002, Danielle made the decision to create her own opportunities and help others do the same. Model Behavior University (MBU)  was founded with the intention to provide models of all shapes, sizes, heights and ethnicities with an opportunity to gain experience and exposure to runway and print modeling no matter what the industry did and said. 

Fast forward to 2020 and one thing to be said about International Model Coach, Thee Danielle Baker and Model Behavior University (MBU) is that the pandemic did not stop the show. 2020 was a year of reinvention and that’s exactly what Danielle did. 

From the first production of Housework a Virtual Fashion Show inspired by Tyra Banks:

And the production of “The New Normal”

To the first ever Model Wars Virtual Competition:

Thee Danielle Baker did not hesitate to differentiate herself within the online fashion community despite the limitations caused by the pandemic. 

Model Behavior University saw some big model wins as well with over 60 bookings during the pandemic, 20 publications features and 5 cover shots, over 150 photoshoots, 3 businesses started, 2 billboards and 5 ModelLand features. With 2020 wins so big, Model Behavior University is set out to achieve even bigger wins throughout 2021. To start the new year off, Model Behavior University “Get Coached” monthly membership is beginning a Model Portfolio Series where model members will learn everything from how to build a professional model portfolio, how to create digitals for submissions, portfolio do’s & don’ts and so much more. As a Model Member, each month will be a different focus and each week a new lesson is uploaded to the MBU portal along with a live session and Model Q&A with Thee Danielle Baker.

Take your career to the next level with Thee Danielle Baker. If you’re at the point where you want to become a model and don’t know where to start or maybe you are a model and are wondering how to book paid work constantly, Model Behavior University can help.