Selita Ebanks Is Over Showing Up In Her Panties And Hoping She’s Still Got It: Model Retires As Victoria’s Secret Angel

November 29, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

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

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  • World Peace

    No offence but this is only going to allow the VS company to white wash the show with even more blondes. :/ Their like only 1 Asian in it now and that’s pretty much it and I’m pretty sure their definently keeping Adrina Lima because she looks white, go figure. This world is made up of SO many types of races and each races has beautiful women in it. Why doesn’t VS look for not only more Afrcian models but Native American, Mexican, Hawaiian, Indian, and biracial models(two different types of races). I see one model in the VS that are like this in pone segment and then they are never seen again. :/

  • realadulttalk

    So if I get fired from my job…I can call it retiring? Cause she was basically given her walking papers.


    She retired to do what?!? Just wondering….

  • JaneDoe

    She is soooo cute.. Good luck gorgeous