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Selita Ebanks photos and interview

Model of the Week: Selita Ebanks

Here's a bit of history about the beautiful Selita Ebanks, who was born in the Cayman Islands. Since she comes from a family of seven brothers, she played a lot of sports growing up. These days, she's a fan of basketball, football and tennis.

Her family did not have very much money when she was growing up; she often did not even have shoes to wear to school. Eventually, Selita moved to the US and by the age of 17, she began modeling. (She was discovered at an amusement park in New Jersey.)

You may recognize her from her magazine layouts in Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue and Nylon. She has also signed ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Levis. In 2005 she was chosen to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. She also made a TV appearance on Tyra that year, when retiring model Tyra passed on her Victoria's Secret wings to Selita.

When I met her I was stunned by her engaging beauty. She has extremely warm eyes and a show-stopping smile. To read the interview, read more.

What is your secret to beautiful skin?
Don't over-cleanse the skin; you've got to let it breathe naturally.

What is the one product that you can't live without?
Ooooh, my Very Sexy Lip Gloss in Wet, $12. It's really shiny and I love the color.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Shoes. Shoes with a great push-up bra!

What is your favorite drugstore product?
I buy all of my products at Victoria's Secret Beauty because they have hundreds of beauty products online and in their stores. What more do you need?

Happiness is...
Being secure with myself. Being able to walk on a runway in lingerie and feel good about the way I look and feel good about the person that I am.


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