Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks

Infobox Model
name = Selita Ebanks

caption = Selita Ebanks entering the Bryant Park tents during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, September 9, 2007. Photograph by Christopher Peterson.
birthname = Selita Ebanks
birthdate = birth date and age|1983|02|15
location = George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
height = height|ft=5|in=7.5
weight= convert|55|kg|lb st|abbr=on
haircolor = Brown
eyecolor = Dark Brown
measurements = (US) 33C-24-34 ; (EU) 84-61-86.5
weight = 122
dress size = (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
shoesize = (US) 9 ; (EU) 41
agency = Women Model Management
homepage =
spouse =

Selita Ebanks (born February 15,cite episode|title=2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show|episodelink=Victoria's Secret#Victoria's Secret Fashion Show|network=CBS|airdate=2007-12-04] 1983) is a Caymanian model. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and is one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.


Early life

Selita Ebanks was born on February 15, 1983 in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory. She was raised in a large family that includes seven brothers. Influenced by her brothers, Ebanks played many sports growing up, such as basketball, soccer and tennis. The Ebanks family was quite poor, living in what she described as "a little blue, zinc-roof shack on Walkers Road". Often, Ebanks didn't have shoes to wear to George Town primary school. Her family, her mother in particular, encouraged her development through extracurricular programs." [ Selita Ebanks Biography] ",Retrieved on 2007-06-08.]


Later in life, 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. However, she graduated from none of these institutions. She had planned to study Law before she started modeling.


At 17 years old, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management." [ Selita Ebanks] ".Sports Illustrated,Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] Ebanks worked with some of the world's most noted photographers, including 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 is currently working as a model for Victoria's Secret. She had previously done work for their Ipex Bra line, before being signed." [] ",Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] She and fellow up-and-coming model Izabel Goulart made their major début in the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She is now officially one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She views Tyra Banks as a mentor. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing for black women at Victoria's Secret." [] ".The Tyra Banks Show, Retrieved on 2007-06-08.]

Ebanks made a special guest appearance on "How I Met Your Mother" (episode: "The Yips") on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodels (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio).

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

She started to become an all-around-entertainer. She has recorded some music and appeared on the UPN-series "South Beach".

Selita promotes across the country for Victoria Secret, but was unfortunately booed at Gillette Stadium while at a New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles game in Foxboro for a Victoria's Secret promotion. " [] ". Spurs Report, Retrieved, 2007-07-27.] " [] ". The Boston Herald, Retrieved on 2007-11-27.]

Personal life

Ebanks was engaged to rapper, actor, and comedian Nick Cannon." [;_ylt=AmBIshLaN_dd1E7ECEW409fMWM0F] ".Yahoo! News,Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] " [] "startribune,Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] On October 4, 2007, "People" magazine announced that the couple has ended their engagement.Selita likes to date athletes and has been very successful running into them at events. Although she has been linked to Tennis player James Blake " [] " Sawf News, Retrieved on 2007-12-16.] and Saskatchewan Roughriders football player Tad Kornegay" [] " Pumps and Gloss, Retrieved on 2007-03-08.] , she dated star defensive lineman for the New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora [ [ Selita Banks Relationship Summary] ] until May 2008 and has since been seen with rapper Kanye West." [] " NY Post, Retrieved on 2008-03-06.] Selita also dated her ex-manager Marc Chamberlin and allegedly moved on quickly to a more strategic relationship to her career with Nick Cannon. " [] ". NY Post, Retrieved on 2007-03-04.]


External links

* [ Feb 07 Selita Ebanks Interview at]
* [ Selita's Who2 profile]
*fashionmodel |id=Selita_Ebanks|name=Selita Ebanks
* [ Article on the 2005 Victoria's Secret fashion show, featuring Selita]
* [ Article on Selita's Cayman Stardom Youth Foundation]
* [ Selita Ebanks' Imdb Info]
* [ Selita Ebanks Interview in Complex Magazine, March 2007]

NAME= Ebanks, Selita
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Caymanian model
DATE OF BIRTH= 1983-02-15
PLACE OF BIRTH= George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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