Selita Ebanks Net Worth

March 9, 2024
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Selita Ebanks was born on the 15th February 1983, in Georgetown, Cayman Islands of African, Native American and Irish ancestry, and is a model, well known through her work with Victoria’s Secret, where she replaced the angel Tyra Banks and worked as such from 2005 to 2009. Ebanks has been active in the industry since 2000.

How rich is the model? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Selita Ebanks’ net worth is as much as $8 million, as of the data given in late 2016. Modelling is the main source of her wealth. It is worth mentioning the fact that she was listed the 12th highest paid model in the world by Forbes magazine, with estimated annual earnings of $2.7 million in 2007.


Selita Ebanks Net Worth $8 Million


To begin with, Selita Ebanks was raised in the Cayman Islands in a family with seven brothers. This is why when young she preferred basketball, football and tennis to dance. In 2000, Selita enrolled at the prestigious Columbia University and moved to the USA. There she was spotted by a head hunter of the Elite agency, and therefore decided to abandon her studies to get into modelling.

Concerning her professional career, Selita Ebanks started modelling with Autumn / Winter 2001 for Tuleh brand. In the following years, she also participated in shows of such brands as Catherine Malandrino, Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Phat, Lela Rose, James Coviello, Betsey Johnson and other prestigious designers. In 2005, she cat-walked for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and soon she became an angel for the aforementioned brand. In 2006, Selita became the face of the brand J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, then in 2007 she participated in the advertising campaign for Valentine’s Day for Victoria’s Secret, and posed for the magazine Sports Illustrated. She was also chosen to wear the bra entitled Holiday Fantasy Bra during the Christmas parade of Victoria’s Secret; this is a bra valued $4.5 million consisting of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires. In 2008, Selita was on the cover of GQ English, and at this time she became one of the highest paid black-skinned models alongside Liya Kebede, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. During her career, Selita has posed for the covers of magazines Maxim, GQ, FHM, Ocean Drive and for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, DKNY, Maybelline, Levis, clinic and American Eagle; her net worth continues to grow.

Moreover, she appeared in the episode of “How I Met Your Mother” (2007) as a guest star. In 2010, she starred in the video for the single “Make Up Bag” by Kanye West, and in the short film “Runaway” in which she portrayed a phoenix fallen from the sky. She also participated in the issuance of reality TV by Donald Trump, “Celebrity Apprentice”. In 2013, she participated in the television show “Real Husbands of Hollywood”; all contributed to her net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the model, she was engaged to Nick Cannon, however, the two split up. Currently, she is single. She created an association Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity, following a trip to Sierra Leone in 2008. The organization helps to support women during the civil wars in Africa through an educational program.

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