Let’s get to know supermodel Selita Ebanks. She’s gorgeous, accomplished, and is joining MTV tonight on a big finale …
1. Ebanks Guest Stars on Catfish’s Season 3 Finale
Selita Ebanks appears on the season 3 finale of Catfish tonight to help a girl named Bianca track down an online love who goes by the name of Brogan. You can watch the announcement of Selita joining the show for this episode in the above video clip.
Ebanks is a fan of the show as she’s suffered from fake profiles and people stealing her photos online. She even had someone pretending to be her, to the point that they had a voicemail set up.
2. She Was Discovered In an Amusement Park
Selita Ebanks is a supermodel who was actually discovered by Women Model Management at 17 years old when she was at an amusement park. Since that day, her career has grown immensely. You can see Ebanks in magazines including Esquire, People, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and Maxim. She’s also had big fashion campaigns with companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren.
In 2009, Ebanks was listed by Forbes as the #13 highest paid black model and she appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump in 2010.
3. Selita Ebanks Is One of Seven Boys
Ebanks grew up surrounded by men. Her personal bio describes her upbringing as being raised as the only girl in a house of seven boys. Her father was an NYC Corrections Officer Captian who instilled respect and values. Ebanks’ brothers influenced her love of athletics, playing basketball and tennis.
4. Victoria’s Secret Adopted Her as One of Their Angels
Victoria’s Secret brought Ebanks on board as one of their “angels,” which has given her amazing opportunities with famous photographers and other gigs as well. Have a look at a few of her best VS shots.
5. She’s a Philanthropist
— Selita Ebanks (@SelitaEbanks) April 22, 2014
In 2008, Ebanks founded the Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity, which supports education and professional programs for women in the African nation Sierra Leone. She one day hopes to build a birthing center for the women in that area as well. In the meantime, she’s a supporter of New Yorkers of Children, a mentor in the Seamen’s Society of Staten Island, and initiated a mentor program called Stardom Youth Foundation in the Cayman Islands.