Dana Grigg, who models and performs under the stage name “Cherry Dana,” has recently launched her own entertainment website and blog.
CherryDTV.com features a variety of original and fan-submitted content including images, memes, and columns on topics such as relationships and dating, sexuality, lifestyles, and personal wellness. The site also includes an online store that offers photosets, calendars, and other merchandise to a fan base that has grown steadily over Ms. Grigg’s more than 10 years in the industry.
After starting her professional life as a dancer, Ms. Grigg spent two formative years in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico working on a variety of stage shows at local resorts. At the same time, she acquired a range of life experiences that allowed to her to better understand her passions for performance, community, and sexual expression.
Those experiences also helped Ms. Grigg to embrace what she has described as an “impulsive lifestyle” that also includes “a spiritual side.” Her dedication to that lifestyle seems to leave an impression on anyone who gets to share it, and Ms. Grigg hopes that her website will help to broaden that circle of friends, followers, and fans.
At 21, Ms. Grigg moved back to her native Australia and began focusing more of her professional efforts on modeling. For the past eight years, she has been expanding her portfolio with a range of appearances and photoshoots.
During that time, she appeared on the Australian television dating show, “Come Date with Me.” And her television work also reached behind the scenes when she provided services as a hair and makeup artist to commercial productions. Those same services have been utilized by bridal parties, theatrical productions, and fellow models and performers.
The resulting professional relationships started Ms. Grigg on the way toward far-reaching influence as a social media personality. Her more than one million Instagram followers include a “who’s who” of industry professionals, along with countless everyday admirers of her work, her beauty, and her brand.
Early success on social media also led to Ms. Grigg establishing an OnlyFans page to showcase some of her more explicit and provocative work. Access to that page is now accessible through the CherryDTV shop.
But CherryDTV seeks to expand upon Ms. Grigg’s existing following in all its aspects. Among the content that has already been posted, there is something for everyone: professional colleagues, casual social media followers, and devotees who are happy to pay a monthly fee for access to intimate content from the budding model.
Additionally, CherryDTV promises all types of fans a more interactive experience than is typical of social media. As well as accepting user submissions, the site features a forum and an expansive “VIP Section” that Cherry Dana had described as being “more addictive than Netflix.” This makes CherryDTV a burgeoning prospect for advertisers who are keen to deliver their messaging to a regular audience of young, passionate, socially-engaged, and sex-positive individuals.
The continued growth of that audience also represents an opportunity for both professional and aspiring models who connect through Ms. Grigg’s website. Anyone who submits images from their own portfolio or personal social media feed might be featured in “Girls of CherryDTV,” potentially boosting their own following.
This aspect of the site is connected to a larger section called “CherryHub,” which Ms. Grigg plans to develop into a comprehensive, community resource for professionals in the modeling industry. Cherry Dana is well aware of the obstacles that aspiring models and performers may face along the road to achieving the sort of success she has. Through CherryDTV, she hopes to provide colleagues, collaborators, and even competitors with the tools they need in order to network effectively and grow their brand.
But far from the stuffy atmosphere of an agency or a conference, CherryHub will offer this assistance in the fun, low-key environment of the broader CherryDTV website. There, professional networking takes place right alongside games, casual forum discussions, and the exchange of funny or sexy pictures, gifs, and personal essays.
And while models discuss their craft and turn one another onto new professional insights and opportunities, they can also use CherryDTV to expand their own social media presence, reach out to new groups of fans, and gain a unique perspective on all the different sorts of content those fans are enjoying today.