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Who Is the DIRECTV Genie Girl?

By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2013) -- DIRECTV's new HD DVR, dubbed the Genie, has captured the attention of tech enthusiasts for its capacity to record up to five shows at the same time. However, the satcaster's TV spots for this piece of hardware has arguably generated even more interest because of the woman who plays the Genie in the commercial. has received numerous emails from readers asking everything from who is the DIRECTV Genie woman to what has she been in previously to will she be the DIRECTV spokesmodel in future TV spots.

The remarkable aspect of this overreaction is that the actress appears in the 30-second commercials for all of about five seconds. Watch these commercials below and then I will reveal (finally) who is the DIRECTV Genie Girl and how she is linked to a famous person in the sports world:

Now, for some answers: The DIRECTV Genie is Hannah Davis, a 22-year-old model who grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is 5'10", has green eyes, blonde hair and has modeled for Victoria's Secret as well as American Eagle. To date, she has not appeared in any movies or TV shows, but that is likely to change soon. She did play volleyball for the Virgin Islands national team and that brings us to her link to the sports world at large.

Hannah reportedly is the new girlfriend of New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, who has dated over the years the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly. Based on that lineup, one might surmise that Hannah's future with Mr. Jeter may be short-lived (although the autographed balls do make for a nice parting gift.) But if the reaction to her DIRECTV commercial continues to overheat, she just might have a future helping the satcaster sell more HD DVRs.


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