Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Selita Ebanks, British Beauty


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Selita Ebanks.

Selita Ebanks (born 15 February 1983) is a Cayman-born British fashion model and actress.

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Selita was a Victoria's Secret 'Angel' from 2005 to 2009, walking in the show in the 2005-2008 shows. Angels are the elite of the elite within Victoria's Secret universe and very few models become one.

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Selita is known as the second "woman of color" to wear the "Fantasy Bra" (the first having been Tyra Banks, who has done it twice).  Jasmine Tookes later wore it, too. The term is somewhat of a misnomer because it assumes that Latina women are not "women of color," but take it for what it is worth. Selita wore it in the 2007 show.

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Selita Ebanks.

Selita also was in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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Selita was born in George Town, Grand Cayman.

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Selita with other top Angels such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, and Carolina Kurkova.

She is of African descent through a Jamaican father and a Caymanian mother. She has seven brothers.

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After moving to Staten Island in New York, Selita was seen by an agent of Elite Model Management while at Six Flags Great Adventure.

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Selita made her debut in February 2001.

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Ebanks has worked for high fashion brands Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren, and magazines such as Vogue, and Glamour.

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Selita Ebanks at the 2016 ACE Awards.

Selita has branched out beyond modeling and has had roles on reality shows such as "Husbands of Hollywood," "Rip the Runway," "Celebrity Apprentice," and MTV's "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (Season 3)" in 2018. Viewers of BET will recognize Selina as a recurring character on "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

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She also has had pure acting roles (some would say that reality shows are actually acting, too) on "179th Street" "Hawaii Five-0," "The Game," "How I Met Your Mother," and other shows.

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Selita's love life has made the news here and there. In May 2017, Brandy (Norwood) threw some shade at her ex-fiancée (and ex-manager) Ryan Press for dating Selita, who Brandy (apparently) referred to as a “broke b*tch." Or maybe Brandy was calling Ryan the “broke b*tch." Well, at least we know that Brandy was calling someone a “broke b*tch." Apparently.

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Selita with Ryan Press at the 2017 Grammy's.

Just for the record, Selita apparently has dated comedian Nick Cannon and Terence J and is dating Ryan Press. Maybe.

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Selita has a "celebrity connection" with the Trumps. She was at dinner one night with Kanye West and Ivanka Trump (Ivanka is a long-time Kanye fan) and during the dinner, Kanye talked about his "Runaway" short film. He admitted that he did not have anyone in mind for the "Phoenix" role. That set Ivanka to thinking.

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Selita Ebanks at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This was at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2013, in New York.

Ivanka suggested Ebanks for one of the roles. That is how it ultimately worked out, with Selita making a big impact on the film.

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Selita has a charitable organization, "Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity," that helps women in Africa.




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