- Selita Ebanks
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
Women Model Management
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 Secretand is one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
Selita Ebanks was born on
February 15, 1983in 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, soccerand 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." [http://www.askmen.com/women/models_300/327_selita_ebanks.html Selita Ebanks Biography] ".askmen.com,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 Cityshe was accepted at Spelman College, Columbia University, and New York University. However, she graduated from none of these institutions. She had planned to study Lawbefore 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." [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/2007_swimsuit/models/selita_ebanks/bio.html 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'sand 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." [http://www.pr.com/article/1060] ".pr.com,Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] She and fellow up-and-coming model Izabel Goulartmade 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 Banksas a mentor. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing for black women at Victoria's Secret." [http://tyrashow.warnerbros.com/show_recaps/show_recap_wed43.html] ".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 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 Stadiumwhile at a New England Patriotsvs. Philadelphia Eaglesgame in Foxboro for a Victoria's Secretpromotion. " [http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1047239&format=text] ". Spurs Report, Retrieved, 2007-07-27.] " [http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1047239&format=text] ". The Boston Herald, Retrieved on 2007-11-27.]
Ebanks was engaged to rapper, actor, and comedian
Nick Cannon." [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070510/ap_en_mo/people_nick_cannon;_ylt=AmBIshLaN_dd1E7ECEW409fMWM0F] ".Yahoo! News,Retrieved on 2007-06-08.] " [http://www.startribune.com/cj/story/1197866.html] "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" [http://news.sawf.org/Gossip/46234.aspx] " Sawf News, Retrieved on 2007-12-16.] and Saskatchewan Roughridersfootball player Tad Kornegay" [http://pumpsandgloss.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/hot-news-this-week/] " Pumps and Gloss, Retrieved on 2007-03-08.] , she dated star defensive lineman for the New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora[ [http://www.famoushookups.com/site/celebrity_profile.php?celebid=1546&name=Selita_Banks Selita Banks Relationship Summary] ] until May 2008 and has since been seen with rapper Kanye West." [http://www.nypost.com/seven/06032008/gossip/pagesix/moving_on_113649.htm] " 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. " [http://www.nypost.com/seven/03042007/gossip/pagesix/pagesix_u.htm] ". NY Post, Retrieved on 2007-03-04.]
* [http://www.pr.com/article/1060 Feb 07 Selita Ebanks Interview at PR.com]
* [http://www.who2.com/selitaebanks.html Selita's Who2 profile]
*fashionmodel |id=Selita_Ebanks|name=Selita Ebanks
* [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20051017cbs02 Article on the 2005 Victoria's Secret fashion show, featuring Selita]
* [http://www.caymannetnews.com/2004/01/563/selita.shtml Article on Selita's Cayman Stardom Youth Foundation]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2115545/ Selita Ebanks' Imdb Info]
* [http://www.complex.com/CELEBRITIES/Complex-Women/Selita_Ebanks Selita Ebanks Interview in Complex Magazine, March 2007]
NAME= Ebanks, Selita
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Caymanian model
DATE OF BIRTH=
PLACE OF BIRTH= George Town,
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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