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‘Damn Daniel’ Offered Modeling Contract After Video Fame: Why He Turned It Down

Thu, February 25, 2016 8:13pm EST by Beth Shilliday 1 Comment

How refreshing! ‘Damn Daniel’ Lara isn’t letting his newfound fame go to his head. In fact, he’s actually turning away modeling offers and HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY the shocking reason why!

Just because he’s achieved worldwide fame in just a few days doesn’t mean Daniel Lara wants to become a star! “Damn Daniel” has the world at his feet right now and pretty much could get any gig imaginable with his high profile. The handsome and fashionable teen has even been offered modeling work, but instead of jumping at the opportunity, he actually took a pass on it, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Keep reading for the surprising reason why he shot down such a great offer!

“Daniel was offered a modeling job this week but he turned down the contract because he wants a swimming scholarship and he can’t have both. Daniel is pretty modest about everything that has happened since the video went viral,” his classmate and friend tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. To hear more about “Damn Daniel,” head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!

“Daniel wants to go to college and he is after that swim scholarship and he doesn’t want modeling to get in the way of that,” the source adds. Aww, how amazing is that? He could have put those plans on hold and jumped at the chance to extend his 15 minutes of fame, but he’s smartly looking towards his long-term future and hey, college is expensive so a scholarship is HUGE! Get white Vans like Daniel’s by clicking right here.

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It’s so cool that Daniel is taking his new fame in stride, just going back to classes at Riverside Poly High School and focusing on his academic life. Other than his epic appearance on Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show, he’s stayed pretty low profile ever since he rocketed to fame in the viral video.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Daniel was smart to pass up modeling gigs and focus on his scholarship hopes? What would you have done in his situation?