In 1989 at the age of 19, she was set to go on to university to seek
a degree in Education, when she was she was discovered by a modeling agent one
afternoon in Prague, as Daniela was entering a movie theater. The agent was so
taken with her beauty that he requested that she enter a modeling contest,
which, of course, she won. She then went to Paris and signed a contract with the
French modeling agency Dominique.