The Skellow beauty queen agreed to the shoot to raise money for the Rainbow Child Foundation - drawing in £150 for good causes.
She said: “I’ve always been scared, of spiders, even money spiders!
“People told me I should work my way up to holding the tarantula but I thought I’d be worse off that way so I decided to go straight in with the biggest spider.”
Danielle managed to borrow the spider from a friend and then booked in for a photo shoot to prove she’d cracked her fear. She said: “I just turned up on the day and tried blanking it.
“My mum, the photographer and tarantula owner were almost certain I wouldnt be able to complete it, but the only way I saw it through was to think of the charity I was raising money for.
“They are a lot worse off than I am. When I put my mind to something it has to be a challenge and I am so glad i have done it.
“I even managed to hold it in my hand for a while too.”
The photo shoot was ahead of Danielle’s participation in the Face of the Globe North England competition which will take place in Scarborough on October 31.
Danielle, a former Miss South Yorkshire finalist, has previously won the title of Miss Charity Supreme after raising £435.15 for Arthritis UK.