Selita Ebanks (born 15 February 1983) is a Caymanian fashion model. She worked for Victoria’s Secret and as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2005-2008.
Ebanks moved to the United States, and settled in Staten Island, New York. After moving to New York City she was accepted at Spelman College, Columbia University, and New York University.
At 17 years old, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management. Ebanks worked with some of the world’s most noted photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Carter Smith and Mikael Jansson, and for some of the most quintessential American fashion campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger.
Ebanks 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 early 2009. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing black women at Victoria’s Secret.
Ebanks made a special guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother (episode: “The Yips”) on 26 November 2007 with her fellow Victoria’s Secret supermodels (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio). She made her first appearance on Sports Illustrated’s 2007 Swimsuit Issue.
She has recorded some music and appeared on the UPN-series South Beach.
She appeared on the third season of Celebrity Apprentice, but was fired in week 5 on April 11, 2010, placing 9th. She is featured in The-Dream’s music video for his single Make Up Bag.
She also appeared in the 2010 short film directed and created by Kanye West entitled Runaway. She plays a fallen Phoenix who falls in love with Kanye West’s character.