Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks


2/15/1983, George Town, Cayman Islands

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Selita Ebanks was born in George Town, Cayman Islands on February 15, 1983. Her father is a Jamaican and her mother is from Cayman Islands. Selita Ebanks is the only girl in a large family with eight children. She grew up in a blue zinc roofed shack and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Selita Ebanks is a skilled chef. She says, she can make any Caribbean dish. She loves pastas, too and makes her own pastas. Her mother taught her how to make a killer lasagna.

    • Although being photographed for 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Selita Ebanks is afraid of water and fish and cannot swim.

    • Selita Ebanks is interested in writing and calls herself a poetic writer. She has won competitions and awards for her writing in the high school.

    • Selita Ebanks' father is a Jamaican and her mother is from Cayman Island.

    • After Cayman Island's hurricane disaster in September 2004, Selita Ebanks carried down a whole lot of sneakers and shoes sponsored by various shoe companies and distributed them among kids in need.

    • Selita Ebanks has her own foundation in Cayman Islands called The Stardom Youth Foundation, a mentoring program for young people. In New York City she works actively in a similar program called Free Arts.

    • In 2008 Selita Ebanks underwent plastic surgery narrowing and shortening the tip of her nose.

    • Selita Ebanks' List Apperances/Rankings/Titles:
      2011 - No. 50, Maxim's Hot 100
      2011 - No. 4,'s Top 99 Women
      2011 - No. 8,'s 100 Hottest Women of 2011
      - No. 17,'s Leaderboard
      2010 - No. 16, Maxim's Hot 100
      2010 - No. 80,'s Top 99 Women
      2009 - No. 65, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
      2009 - No. 12,'s Top Money Girls List
      2009 - No. 17,'s Top 99 Women
      2008 - No. 7,'s Top 20 Sexiest Models
      2008 - No. 27, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
      2008 - No. 12,'s The World's 15 Top-Earning Models ($2.7 Million)
      2008 - No. 63, Maxim's Hot 100 Women
      2007 - People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World

    • Selita Ebanks' dress size is 4(US), 34(EU); her shoe size is 9(US), 41(EU).

    • Selita Ebanks' measurements are 33-24-34 (US), 84-61-86.5 (EU).

    • In November 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels, including Selita Ebanks, received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Selita has seven brothers.

    • Selita is 5'9½" (1.77 m).

  • Quotes

    • Selita: (Being asked what she wanted to be at age of ten) Lawyer. I've always been interested in law. I've always liked debating, probably because I have seven brothers I've been fighting with my whole life. My mother always said I should fight with my words.

    • Selita: (Speaking of why nobody should mess with her) You know what? They raised me well, so nobody better mess with me, because of me! I'm a tough cookie.

    • Selita: (Being asked what qualites she looks for in guys) I think it's honesty. I think it's really sad when a guy wants to lie and cheat. Just be honest with me, because then we'll save so much time. My pet peeve is bullshit. I like humorous men, someone who knows how to laugh; someone who is spontaneous and [someone] who can laugh at life and not take it so seriously.

    • Selita: (About wearing thong on the runway) When I found out, I was like, don't you guys want to give me some nice little 'Boy Shorts' or something? And they were like, No, no. The thong is great.

    • Selita: (Being asked if she has replaced Tyra Banks) I think it was a coincidence. She was going out and I was coming in. I think it all just happened at the right time. Tyra's amazing. She said on her talk show that she was passing the torch down, and that was a bit overwhelming! I was like, Excuse me. Don't say that! You're Tyra Banks! Those are some pretty big shoes. It's amazing and it's an honor. Sometimes, people, they do the similarity thing: she's Tyra Banks and I'm Selita Ebanks. This whole thing has just been a coincidence. It's crazy.

    • Selita: I've always been that person that wants to change the world (laughs). My father's always telling me, Sel, you're gonna go broke. You can't save everyone. My whole thing is then I can contribute my part... I think that's where it started, my whole thing of wanting to give back. It does have an impact and it can change someone's life. And you can change someone's life. The impact that… just giving someone a pair of shoes will have on their life.

    • Selita: I grew up with a complex, being around all these beautiful, voluptuous women and me being this little skinny girl. I had such the complex. I drank Mioplex, weight gainer and ate oatmeal every morning. Anything to gain a little bit of weight, and it never happened. It's so funny because this whole industry is about losing weight and my whole life I've been trying to gain some booty! And now you're telling me to get rid of it? No way!

    • Selita: I came from almost nothing and if I can do it [other people] can too. If you have a dream it can happen.

    • Selita: (about planning her acting career) There is only room for a certain amount of black actresses in this industry, I don't want to fall into the zone of playing the 'ghetto bootalicious baby mama drama,' I want to play something with depth, like a crackhead or something.