Selita Ebanks is the type of woman who can give you insomnia. In a good way, folks. And yes, it is kind of voluntary as you’d stay up all night just dreaming about her. Because her hotness is worthy to be in your fantasies. Her body alone is enough to fuel a month’s worth of sweet dreams.
Ah yes, there is not one unattractive angle of her. She is just hot beyond words. But before you go dreamin’, how about you get to know her first.
Who is Selita Ebanks?
Selita is a Caymanian model and actress. She is best known for appearing in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and for her work as a Victoria’s Secret lingerie model. Selita appeared in six Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows from 2005 to 2010 and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2005 to 2009. She has worked also as an actress making appearances on The Apprentice (2004), How I Met Your Mother (2005), South Beach (2006), “Hawaii Five-O” (2010) as well as in several commercials, short films, and music videos.
Selita has graced the covers of Maxim, British GQ and Russian FHM and appeared in editorials for Marie Claire, Glamour, V, German and Italian Elle, Vanidades, and Sports Illustrated.
Her Early Life
She was born on February 17, 1983, in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. She was raised in a large family that included seven brothers. Her family, her mother, in particular, encouraged her development through extracurricular programs. She moved to the United States and settled in Staten Island, where she graduated from Curtis High School. She was accepted to attend undergraduate studies at Columbia University and New York University but instead chose to pursue modeling.
In 2000, at the age of 17, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Selita was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management.
She made her debut in February 2001 at the fall show for Tuleh, and has walked the runway for designers including Betsey Johnson, Catherine Malandrino, Pamella Roland, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, and DKNY, and signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret in 2005.
Selita 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 2008. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing black women at Victoria’s Secret.
In 2007, Selita 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 wore in the Victoria’s Secret “Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2007” catalog. She also wore the fantasy bra set during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show on 4 December 2007.
Facts and Trivia
Selita is engaged to sports manager, Brian Amlani. She announced their engagement through an Instagram post with the caption, “Before that day I met you, I didn’t know what true love meant, but angels are for loving and you are heaven-sent.” Followed by the hashtag #HePutARingonit.
Selita previously dated rapper and model Terrence J for years (2011 to 2013). She was also engaged to Nick Cannon for five months before calling off the engagement.
Selita appeared on the third season of Celebrity Apprentice but was fired in week 5, placing 9th.
She is featured in The-Dream’s music video for the single “Make Up Bag”, as well as Kanye West’s 2010 short film Runaway, playing a fallen phoenix with whom West’s character falls in love. Selita was also a reoccurring character in BET’s Husband’s of Hollywood where she plays the love interest of comedian Kevin Hart. She also appeared in a commercial for State Farm Insurance alongside actor/model Mehcad Brooks.
Selita 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.
“My passion in work and life is to create. I find great pleasure when I can create characters with diverse storylines for women or design a swimsuit that will empower a woman, feeding her confidence.”
According to Forbes, Selita Ebanks was the twelfth highest paid model of 2008, earning an estimated $2.7 million.
Her Body Measurements
Selita stands 5 feet, 9 inches and she rocks a 33-24-33 (32B bra size) figure.