Did you know that even the big named Victoria’s Secret models have to audition for a spot in the annual VS Fashion Show each year? Neither did we, but that’s what popular lingerie model Selita Ebanks revealed to New York Magazine’s The Cut before announcing her unofficial retirement. She shared some not so pleasant aspects of the job with the fashion blog during the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, saying:
“You have to show up in your panties, and you have to walk and be pleasant and say hi to everyone and hope that you’ve still got it.
“I didn’t make it. Go figure,” she expressed laughing and noting that she didn’t intend on trying out again next year. “I’ve done, what, five, six shows? I’ve experienced my V.S. days.”
She has a point, she has done her share of shows, and moving on is not always a bad thing. Honestly, having to audition for the same show year after year does seem pretty draining.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel title is generally an annual gig where the models chosen strut in the annual fashion show, pose in the catalog, and attend V.S. promotional events throughout the year. While Selita’s retirement doesn’t look like it was a voluntary one, she does appear to be in good spirits and taking it really well unlike some divas who would throw public tantrums and talk about all they’ve done for XYZ company or even lie about being cut. The 29-year-old beauty seems to be thankful for having had the opportunity and graciously moving on, which is a lesson many in the fashion and entertainment industry have yet to master.
We’re excited to see what Selita will be working on next as we’re pretty sure the swimsuit designer won’t be sitting around on the couch twiddling her thumbs or spending all day hanging out poolside with her boyfriend Terrence J now that she’s turned in her angel wings. We shall see.
What do you think of Selita’s departure? Do you think it’s for good?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise