DONNA FELDMAN SMAG’s SEPTEMBER 2016 AMAZING GAL OF THE MONTH
Since it is indeed September, you know, that time of year when those juicy television shows we all love to chill & binge on re-emerge anew, and rise from the ashes of boob-tube doldrums like the proverbial and mythological phoenix, we here at Smartasses Magazine feel it’s only apropos to usher in said fall season with a seasoned model, who also happens to be one of the hottest up and coming actresses on the radar. In that spirit, please re-introduce yourself to Miss Donna Feldman, your September 2016 Amazing Gal of the Month.
A nine-timer to our mag’s annual Top 100 Sexiest Women Alive, we once wrote about this tantalizing Taurus, “Donna Feldman has led a pretty worldly existence, which is probably why, though we’re damn sure she’s been deliciously dashing her entire life, she’s one of those rare birds that just seems to pack more Mediterranean punch with each year that goes by” and we still stand by our word.
No doubt, you recognize this brown eyed Miss September from television commercials for the Visa Black Card or Panasonic, but she’s also done music videos including Justin Timberlake’s Senorita, Sugar Ray’s It’s So Easy, and Enrique Iglesias’ Tired of Being Sorry. Furthermore, Feldman also held case 22 on Deal or No Deal, played Gloria on My Network TV’s primetime soap Fashion House, appeared as a recurring panelist on the FOX News show Redeye, co-hosted TV Guide’s The Fashion Team, and among lots and lots more, had a supporting role in the 2008 Adam Sandler film You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.
But seeing as how we haven’t one on one’d with Donna since December 2011, we figured it was time to catch up.
Smartasses: So what have been your biggest ad campaigns, since that awesome Visa Black Card campaign?
Donna: In addition to guest starring on some TV shows like Days of Our Lives and Castle, I have modeled for several magazine covers and done clothing campaigns for the Kardashian Kollection clothing line, I did a Dos Equis TV commercial, modeled for Jockey, Verizon Wireless, Westfield Shopping Center, some high end jewelry and beauty/skin care campaigns, some nice hotel advertisements- Conturelle Lingerie, Bare Necessities, Miraclesuit swimwear, and a Dodge Ram ad for Sports Illustrated just to name a few.
Smartasses: Your photos usually depict you as very powerful. How does it feel to know that to many, you’re a role model for female empowerment, and what is the number one thing you’d say to the girls of tomorrow who look up to you?
Donna: Playing a strong powerful woman is way better than playing a helpless victim! I enjoy it and hope to inspire the next generation of women to take advantage of all their positive attributes and focus on that, rather than compare themselves to unrealistic expectations of what they think they should look or act like. There is something unique and beautiful about every woman and it has so much more to do with personality and brains than a lot of the young girls these days realize. It’s important to work as much on your mental state as you do on your physical.
Smartasses: I understand you’re taking in acting classes? Looking for more roles in film?
Donna: Absolutely! There’s something cooking very soon actually. I can’t say much, but it’s let’s just say it involves playing a total badass!
Smartasses: Exciting! I know people who tend to get bored with a job every 10 years or so, is that the reason you’re pursuing acting more aggressively or are you just looking to expand your horizons?
Donna: I used to be a series regular on a TV show and since I did that, modeling has kept me busier and busier every year actually, so no I don’t get bored of it. It’s awesome to travel the world. However, playing a character in a movie or TV show is especially fun because I get to play make believe and live a totally different life and experience things that would never happen in my “real life.”
Smartasses: Given the choice, would you prefer to have a supporting role in a major motion picture or to have another run on a great TV series like you had in Fashion House?
Donna: I think they are equally exciting opportunities, especially if it’s a really well written and memorable role.
Donna Feldman – “I can’t say much, but it’s let’s just say it involves playing a total badass!”
20 NEW Questions with Donna Feldman – Miss September 2016
1 – What was your funniest moment in life? I have so many stories of falling since I tend to be clumsy, but I have a moment that just came to mind. When I was at a callback for a TV show commercial years ago, and had to do a little salsa dance move while another actor spun me around, my dress flew up so high for the whole room to see in that moment! I was so embarrassed! Certainly unexpected and hilarious all at the same time.
2 – Has anyone ever asked you 100% seriously to marry them? I have almost 1.5 million Facebook followers… it’s a daily occurrence man! Ha ha!
3 – What is your Can’t Miss TV show? Lately I watched all eight episodes of Stranger Things, all in one night!
4 – What is your favorite sports car? I drive a Mercedes convertible, but I wouldn’t mind getting behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or McLAren.
5 – What is your “Inane Superpower” (climbing stairs really fast, not making a mess when you cook, etc)? If I wanted to, I can apply five minutes worth of time in makeup or hair, and make it look like I’ve spent an hour.
6 – What superpower do you dream of having? Flying!
7 – Which famous person would you like to be? I don’t know that I would want to be someone other than myself, but I would love to hang out for a week with Tony Robbins. He is an inspiration!
8 – What is something you learned today? I learned that Rachel Hunter is really sweet and down to Earth. I just met her at the yoga place I go to and plan on interviewing her on my new blog soon.
9 – If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? No more terrorism.
10 – Do you have any phobias? I am not a big fan of raw slimy type seafood, or diving head first into water. I prefer to jump feet first.
11 – New York, LA, Paris or Milan… and why? New York for work because the energy is amazing, people are productive, and sh*t gets done! LA as a homebase because the weather is the best and my immediate family/close friends are all LA based. Then Paris and Milan are fun to visit for work, but a place like Paris would be challenging to stay in for too long since so many people don’t speak English or want to admit they even understand it.
12 – If your job caused you to move, which country besides the US would you choose to live in? Israel or Italy.
13 – What is your favorite cocktail? A mojito.
14 – Would you rather be too hot or too cold? Too hot for sure! Cold is painful…
15 – Boxers, briefs or boxer-briefs? Boxer-briefs.
16 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.
17 – If you could bring one album to a deserted island with you, what would it be? Pink Martini.
18 – If you had to give up one of the two, which would it be – Car or Cellphone? I guess car since there’s always Uber as an option.
20 – How would you describe yourself in five words? Passionate, loyal, hardworking, compassionate, determined.