Lindsay Marie Ellingson (born November 19, 1984) is an American fashion model who is a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Lindsey is not just part of the Victoria's Secret family. As an Angel, she is one of the true leaders.
But let's step back a bit and find out where Lindsay Ellingson is from.
Lindsay is from Moreno Valley, California.
Ellingson graduated from Canyon Springs High School.
Ellingson helped her school to win three trophies at the US National Championships with the high school dance team.
One day, a talent scout spotted Lindsay in the street (isn't that how it always happens?) and gave her his card. What would you do if some stranger came up to you and gave you his card and said, "You're beautiful, you're wonderful, come let me take pictures of you"?
Lindsay went and got a test shoot, and the rest is history.
Just like that, Lindsay Ellingson went from being a typical college student to a world-class model.
Ellingson quickly left her biology studies at the UC San Diego and headed to Paris by her model agency.
Renowned photographer John Galliano took a liking to her, and soon everyone knew Lindsay Ellingson.
Linday is more than just Victoria's Secret, she's an Angel.
As a top fashion model, Lindsay has the usual collection of high-profile covers to her name (this is just a sampling):
- March woman Madame Figaro Spain
- April Elle Brazil
- February Elle Korea
- December Elle Italy
- November Sure
- July GQ Romania
- April GQ South Africa
- March GQ Spain
Lindsay was one of the models included in Jacques Olivar's 2012 "Forever Young" photobook.
It is a gorgeous coffee table book that showed Lindsay and the other models to their best advantage.
"Forever Young" is well worth tracking down if you like artful shots of terrific women.
She has been walking for Victoria's Secret for eight straight years at this point, from 2007-2014 inclusive, which is an eternity for a Victoria's Secret model - and she was an Angel for several years, which is pretty much the top rung in the hierarchy.
She shows no sign of stopping any time soon, though word is that she was replaced as one of the eight contractual Angels in December 2014. She had a terrific run, and nothing lasts forever. Almost any girl would kill to be an official Victoria's Secret Angel! And Lindsay had that chance. She's a talented, lucky girl.
The company liked her so much that it chose Ellingson along with Emanuela de Paula to become a spokeswoman for "Body by Victoria" by Victoria's Secret alongside Alessandra Ambrosio and Marisa Miller.
Lindsay was also featured extensively in the 2010 Victoria's Secret "SWIM" catalogue and also the 2011/2012 Victoria's Secret catalogues.
Lindsay launched her own 'Wander Beauty' makeup line in April 2015.
Things just keep improving for Lindsay at Victoria's Secret.
She was one of the featured models during the 2009 fashion show.
In 2011, she achieved the rare honor of becoming a signature Angel, as well as the face of the perfume line VS Attractions and its new bra, Gorgeous.
Lindsay married her school sweetheart, Sean Clayton, in November 2013 and remains at the top of the modelling heap.