Becoming famous and successful in the modeling industry requires a lot; from eating a healthy diet to maintaining a particular body weight, it takes self-discipline and a sense of commitment to get to the pinnacle of the industry. Selita Ebanks understands this and it facilitated her rise as a prominent beauty queen and modeling elite.
Who Is Selita Ebanks?
She is an accomplished model whose modeling career got into full swing in the year 2001 when she represented the fashion brand Tuleh at the fall show. Following an impressive outing, Ebanks went on to score modeling gigs with several other top-notch fashion houses, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Catherine Malandrino, DKNY, and James Coviello.
The model’s parents welcomed her into the world on the 17th day of February 1983 in Grand Cayman, George Town, which is situated in Cayman Islands (a British Overseas Territory). Her mother is from the Cayman Islands while her father is a Jamaican. The two are also parents to Selita’s seven brothers and have been supportive of their children’s respective careers.
Though Ebanks was born and raised in George Town, she relocated to the United States, where she had her high school education at a New York City-based institution of learning called Curtis High School. However, she didn’t further her education after graduation. She turned down admission offers from the New York University and Columbia University, opting for chasing a career in modeling.
The model was first discovered by Elite Model Management. She, however, had her career breakthrough in 2005 when she was hired to model for San Francisco-based Lingerie company, Victoria’s Secret. After this, she represented the brand at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show along with Izabel Goulart.
Not long after, Selita was re-signed as an Angel by Victoria’s Secret. She continued with the brand until the year 2008 when she finally left the company. While the model’s stint at Victoria’s Secret lasted, she made several appearances for the American designer. In 2007, Selita was featured on the brand’s Christmas Dreams and Fantasies catalog, wearing diamond-laced sexy bra set worth $4,500,000.
Beyond modeling, Selita Ebanks has appeared in a slew of television series and starred along Hollywood star Kevin Hart in the universally acclaimed Real Husbands of Hollywood. She also scored a major role on Kanye West’s short film, Runaway as well as on the 2006 primetime television drama series South Beach. The rest of Selita’s TV series credits include How I Met Your Mother, Celebrity Apprentice (third season), and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (season 3).
Being a popular star, Ebanks’ name also rings a bell within the music industry as she has appeared in the music videos of some notable artists such as The-Dream whose real name is Terius Youngdell Nash. She was featured in the American singer songwriter’s Make Up Bag music video.
Her Husband and Family
Selita Ebanks is not married yet but she has a long dating history with men, many of whom are celebrities in the entertainment industry. She has been linked to stars such as popular American rapper Kanye West, respected rapper/actor/comedian Nick Cannon, former fashion model/actor Mehcad Brooks, basketball player Ryan Howard, and model/actor Terrence Jenkins.
The model reportedly began a relationship with West when they were shooting the rapper’s film, Runway in 2010. Ebanks’s affair with Nick Cannon only lasted for five months while her much-publicized relationship with Terrence J lasted only from 2011 to 2013.
Currently, the George Town-born model is reported to be in a romantic relationship with popular American music producer Ryan Press. The pair began dating in 2016 and made their debut appearance as a couple on the red carpet of the 2017 Grammy Awards.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Touted as one of the highest paid models in the world right now, Selita Ebanks boasts an impressive career that has earned her a lot of cash and fame as well. In 2008, her net worth was estimated to be $2.7 million and as of 2018, her fortune is valued at $12 million, making her one of the world’s fast-rising models to watch out for.
Considering the years she has invested in her career, it is believed that Ebanks made her wealth from her business channels which include modeling, acting, show host, and fashion line known as Selita’s Accessories Shoes and Swimwears.