While in L.A., Daphne participated in dance, theater, and choir. She was also a member of the school's cheerleading team.
Daphne started her career as a model at the age of 17. Since then, she has shot for several magazines, including Maxim, GQ, and Esquire. She has also posed for King, Performance Auto & Sound, Black Men Magazine, Rukus Magazine, and more.
Joy has acting credits for various film roles. In 2009, she appeared in the comedy film Frankenhood. In 2011, played a principal mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and was later featured in Venice Heat as Rollerblading Babe.
She also played roles in:
- Daddy Yankee's "Pose"
- E-40's "Wake It Up" (feat. Akon)
- Flo Rida's "In the Ayer" (featuring will.i.am)
- Ne-Yo's "She Got Her Own" (featuring Jamie Foxx and Fabolous)
- Omarion's "I'm Tryna"
Soon thereafter, she dated 50 Cent, which is now considered one of her more serious relationships. In 2013, the couple had a child named Sire. They eventually broke up that year after it was revealed that she accused him of domestic abuse and vandalism.
Joy first started working out to stay healthy, but she attributes her fitness ethics to 50 Cent. He hired her first trainer and indirectly motivated her by waking up at 8:00 AM to work out.