Briefcase Model #7

Jordana DePaula


Hometown: Goiânia, Goiás Brazil
Instagram: @JordanaDePaula

You might know her from…

Fox Sports Network

Do you or have you ever owned a business?

Yes. I'm currently the co-founder of a marketing and advertising agency in Boca Raton, Florida. I am the creative producer and director for the brands that we work with. I also helped build two global e-commerce companies from the ground up!

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor of science in biology with a 3.9 GPA. I'm sort of a geek.

If you weren't modeling what would you be doing?

I fell into this industry during my senior year of college, where I was prepping to become a dentist. If it weren't for an agent booking me on a "Reebok" job from my Facebook picture, I would probably be drilling teeth and filling cavities.

Do you have any memories of watching the original "Deal Or No Deal"?

Yes! I remember watching all of the episodes with my family and they would all say "YOU WOULD BE A GREAT BRIEFCASE MODEL!" Well ... look at me now!

What are your lucky numbers and why?

LUCKY NUMBER 7! This has been my lucky number since I was seven-years-old. It was the year that I moved to the United States from Brazil, and the year I was able to go from only speaking Portuguese to English in just six months. I was always #7 in school when they assigned us with numbers in our classrooms, and now "Deal Or No Deal" assigned me as Briefcase Model #7 without a clue! It's just meant to be.

I’m currently the Co-Founder of a Marketing and Advertising Agency in Boca Raton, Florida.
Jordana DePaula
Briefcase Model #7
What is one goal you have yet to accomplish?

One goal that is still in the works would be to host a national TV Show.

What is your favorite movie?

"Beauty and The Beast." Growing up in Brazil, Belle was my inspiration and I would tell my parents I wanted to be her when I grew up! I love the remake with Emma Watson!

What does being on "Deal or No Deal" mean to you?

Being a "Deal or No Deal" model allows me to be part of a life-changing experience for many contestants that share the stage with us. Seeing a person's life change within 2-3 hours while filming the show is extremely emotional, and I feel so lucky to be one of the 26 women standing up there with a briefcase!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself speaking to young women and empowering them to be the best they can be. I guess I'll be growing a family by then too!

What's the wackiest fun fact about you?

I LOVE science and I'm obsessed with frozen yogurt and "Chex" cereal.