The Newest Angel
Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk (born 7 November 1988) is a Swedish fashion model who is the spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret PINK line.
She is a perennial at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, appearing in 2011-2014, and is an official Victoria's Secret Angel since late 2014.
Elsa is from Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up with two brothers. Her cousin, Alice Herbst, also is a famous model.
|Elsa Hosk by Eric Josjö|
When she was 13, her father submitted photos of her to Swedish modelling agencies, and within a year she was appearing in ads.
Splitting her time between school and modelling, Elsa enjoyed playing basketball and joined a woman's league in Sweden after graduation for two years. Eventually, she decided to move to New York to pursue some of the modelling offers that she was receiving.
Elsa's covers include:
- Austria: 'Flair' - December 2012
- Finland: 'Elle' - April 2013
- Germany: 'Madame' - ?; 'Elle' - March 2011
- Greece: 'Elle' - September 2013
- Italy: 'Elle' - July 2012
- Korea: 'Sure' - September 2013
- Norway: 'Elle' - June 2012; 'Elle' - July 2013
- Serbia: 'Elle' - December 2010
- Sweden: 'Bon' - 2004, Spring 2006; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2006; 'Damernas Värld' - June & August 2006; 'Elle' - November 2006; 'Cosmopolitan' - January 2007; 'Damernas Värld' - October; 'Plaza Kvinna' - September 2008; 'Damernas Värld' - March 2012; 'Elle' - November 2012; 'Elle' - July 2013; 'Styleby' - July 2013
- UK: 'Plaza Magazine' - Summer 2010
Elsa has done a lot of work with photographer Ellen von Unwerth and for Guess, along with Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Ungaro, H&M, and Oscar de la Renta. She also has branched out into teaching yoga in Soho, and appeared in the Darin music video 'Who's That Girl.'
Naima Turner: Elsa, when you learned that you were going to become a new face among the Victoria’s Secret Angels – did you flip out? What was the first thought of excitement that went through your head?
Elsa Hosk: I totally flipped out!! I was so excited, I got the phone call walking around with some friends on the street and I basically dropped my phone screaming! My first thought was feeling proud, and just pure happiness that I had made it into the show that I’d been dreaming of walking in since I started modeling.
|People realized a switch had been made by examining the placement of the models in various Victoria's Secret promotional photographs. Keeping up with Victoria's Secret developments can be as difficult as watching the Kremlin.|
Elsa apparently received another chance to flip out in December 2014, because word is that she replaced Lindsay Ellingson as one of the official 8 Angels (currently the others are Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Lily Aldridge). As of this writing that is not official. However, it appears from all indications to be the fact that will be confirmed in due time. December 2014 also marked the departure of Angel Doutzen Kroes (she announced this herself), so it's a major shakeup in the Angels lineup.
|Elsa Hosk hosting “YOGA With PINK” at Yogaworks in SoHo.|