Daphne Joy Cervantes Narvaez was born on February 8, 1987, in Olongapo, Philippines. Her father was originally from Puerto Rico, while her mother was from Philippines. She spent much of her childhood in the Philippines and at the age of 7, relocated to Los Angeles with her family. During her high school years, she was part of the cheerleading team, dance groups and choir plays, and also participated in talent shows. She is currently a single mother.
Daphne Joy is a model, actor, host and entrepreneur from the Philippines. She became a swimsuit model for OMG Miami Swimwear and later released her own holiday collection named Daphne Joy for Abyss by Abby Collection. She has appeared on the covers of Smooth Magazine, BlackMen Magazine and SHOW Magazine, among others. She has also been featured in Ed Hardy Swim Campaign 2009 and King Magazine. Her first role on television came in 2007 on the MTV show ‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out’. She went on to appear on the TV series ‘CSI: Las Vegas, Criminal Minds’, and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. She had short roles in the TV movie ‘Venice Heat’ and the comedy horror film ‘Frankenhood.’ Among her film appearances, the most noted is ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ in which she played a mermaid. She has appeared in a number of music videos including “What You Got” by Colby O’Donis featuring Akon and “Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo featuring Jamie Foxx. She also has over 1.5 million followers on her Instagram account.
Daphne Joy stated that she has been approached by casting directors since she was in elementary school. She participated in dance groups, plays and theatre when she was in high school. She started her career as a fashion model when she was 17 years old. She walked the ramp for top fashion designers, appeared in ads, and eventually became a cover girl for various men’s magazines. In 2007, she appeared as a VJ/Dancer in an episode of MTV’s ‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out’. Since then, she has worked on a number of TV shows and movies, including playing the role of a mermaid in the 2011 fantasy drama ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. Her popularity rose significantly after she started dating rapper 50 Cent in 2011.
Starting as a model, Daphne Joy has now become well-known as an actress for appearing on many television series and feature films. She is also an entrepreneur and has recently launched her own swimwear line. However, few know that she loves to host parties and has hosted major celebrity events in the past. She also modeled for charitable causes such as the annual Celebrity Catwalk, which raises awareness for abused cats and dogs. Growing up in the Philippines, she respects the culture and its values. Despite her immense popularity, she likes to stay low-key. She is a very good cook and loves Filipino food. She also loves to travel; however, her fear of heights restricts her vacation destinations and keeps her from enjoying rollercoaster rides or skydiving. Nevertheless, she dreams of overcoming her fear of heights by learning to fly a plane some day.
Height: 5’6″; 168 cm
Weight: 121 lbs; 55 kg
Bust: 34 in; 86 cm
Waist: 23 in; 58 cm
Hips: 35 in; 89 cm
Date of Birth: January 8, 1987
Nationality: American; Philippin