Selita Ebanks life and biography

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Selita Ebanks biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : George Town, Cayman Islands
Nationality : Caymanian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2022-02-15
Credited as : fashion model, Victoria's Secret Angel, Selita Banks and Kanye video

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Selita Ebanks is a Caymanian fashion model. She worked for Victoria's Secret and as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2005-2010.

Ebanks moved to the United States, and settled in Staten Island, New York. After moving to New York City she was accepted at Spelman College, Columbia University, and New York University.

At 17 years old, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management. Ebanks has worked with Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Carter Smith, and Mikael Jansson, and for some of the most quintessential American fashion campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi's, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Ebanks first modeled for Victoria's Secret for their Ipex Bra line, before being signed as an Angel.She and Izabel Goulart made their major débuts in the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, working as an Angel until early 2009. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing black women at Victoria's Secret.

In 2007, Ebanks was selected to wear the "Very Sexy" Holiday Fantasy Bra Set with a price tag of $4,500,000 dollars that contains (diamonds, emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires)--which she is featured in the Victoria's Secret "Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2007" catalogue wearing the bra set and wore the fantasy bra set during the Victoria's Secret fashion show on December 4, 2007.

Ebanks made a special guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on 26 November 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodels (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio).
According to Forbes, Ebanks ranked the twelfth highest paid supermodel for 2008, earning $2.7 million.

She made her first appearance on Sports Illustrated's 2007 Swimsuit Issue.

She appeared on the third season of Celebrity Apprentice, but was fired in week 5 on April 11, 2010, placing 9th. She is featured in The-Dream's music video for his single Make Up Bag.

She also appeared in the 2010 short film directed and created by Kanye West entitled Runaway. She plays a fallen Phoenix that Kanye West's character falls in love with.
She also appears in a commercial for State Farm Insurance alongside actor/model Mehcad Brooks.

Ebanks was engaged to rapper and actor, Nick Cannon until October 4, 2007.

Ebanks also has her own line of swimwear, accessories and shoes called Sass which stands for Selita's Accessories Shoes and Swimwear. The line was seen on the BET Rip The Runway 2012 which she hosted alongside Pooch Hall.

Selita Ebanks was to star in the ABC Family (now Freeform) TV series called "Nicki" based on the life of music sensation Nicki Minaj alongside Ariana Neal, Wesley Jonathan and McCarrie McCausland. Whoopi Goldberg and J.B. Smoove as guest star. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeform has cancelled their series. Ebanks was to play Grace, Nicki's mother. Production began in January 2016. In October 2016, Minaj stated the filming was postponed.

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