Selita Ebanks Bio, Wiki, Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise, Age, Height, Partner, Kids, Family, and Net Worth

Selita Ebanks Biography

Selita Ebanks is a Caymanian Reality TV Personality, Host, Business lady, and former model appearing on Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise which is aired on Hulu. From 2005 to 2010 she was previously a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She also worked for other high-profile fashion brands including Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus.

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Selita Ebanks Age

Selita was born on 17 February 1983 in George Town, Cayman Islands. She is therefore 41 years old as of 2024 and celebrates her birthday every year on 17 February.

Selita Ebanks Height / Measurements

Ebanks is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9.5 inches.

Selita Ebanks Husband / Children

Ebanks’ current relationship status is not known by the public.

Selita Ebanks and Nick Cannon

Concerning her dating history, Selita was engaged to Nick Cannon for five months before they called it quits. The two met for the first time in February 2007 at a party and started dating after some time. At the onset of their relationship, Nick publicized that Selita changed him and that he was no longer a player. They got engaged after dating for three months with a dazzling 12-carat rock at New York Times Square. After they broke up after five months of being engaged, Selita shared that both she and Nick were very young at the time they were together and maybe that was why things did not go as expected.

Selita and Osi

A few weeks after breaking up with Nick Cannon, Selita was spotted with Osi Umenyiora, a former NFL player who played for the New York Giants at the time. However, the two broke up in 2008 after rumors of Umenyiora having an affair and impregnating another woman.

Selita, Kanye West, and Maxwell

After her break up with Osi Umenyiora, Selita had a romantic relationship with Maxwell for six months allegedly later dating Kanye West. Rumors have it that Selita and Kanye West had an affair while Selita was still in a relationship with Maxwell. From 2011 to 2013, she was in a romantic relationship with Terrence J, a renowned TV Presenter, Actor, Entertainment reporter, and Model.

Selita Ebanks Family / Relatives

Selita was born in George Town, Grand Cayman to her Caymanian mother, Anita Ebanks, and Jamaican father. She grew up alongside her seven brothers relocated to the USA and lived in Staten Island. On May 13, 2018, she posted a photo of her mother and siblings on her Instagram wishing her a happy Mother’s Day. Some of the names of her siblings are Orniel Ebanks, Leon Ebanks, Jason Ebanks, and D’wan Ebanks.

Selita Ebanks Education

Selita went to Curtis High School where she attained her High School Diploma. She was accepted to join New York University and Columbia University where she would do her undergraduate studies. However, she did not accept and instead chose to pursue modeling.

Selita Ebanks Modeling Career

Ebanks officially started modeling at the age of 17 years old in 2000. In February 2001, she made her debut at the fall show for Tuleh and walked the runway for designers, Catherine Malandrino, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, and Pamella Roland. She later appeared in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and DKNY. In 2005, she signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret and did her first runway for their Ipex Bra line and was later signed as an angel.

In 2007, during the Victoria’s Secret “Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2007” catalog, Selita was selected to wear the $4,500,000 “Very Sexy” Holiday Fantasy Bra Set which featured emeralds, diamonds, yellow sapphires, and rubies. On 26 November 2007, Selita appeared as a special guest on How I Met Your Mother (episode: “The Yips”) alongside fellow Victoria’s Secret supermodels, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, and Marisa Mille.

Her contract at Victoria’s Secret ended in 2008 and Tyra Banks publicized that is so proud of Selita’s work and representing black women in the modeling industry as well as Victoria’s Secret. In 2008, Selita was named the twelfth highest-paid model by Forbes earning an estimated $2.7 million. Selita has also appeared on several covers of Russian FHM, British GQ, and Maxim. Moreover, she also made appearances in editorials for German and Italian Elle, Marie Claire, Vanidades, Glamour, Sports Illustrated’s 2007 Swimsuit Issue, and V.

Selita Ebanks Other Ventures

On 11 April 2010, Selita made an appearance on Celebrity Apprentice season 3 but was fired in week 5 placing 9th. She previously appeared and recorded music on the UPN series South Beach. She was also featured in “Make Up Bag”, The-Dream’s music video as well as Kanye West’s 2010 short film Runaway where she took the role of a fallen phoenix. Selita is now appearing in BET’s Husband’s of Hollywood taking the role of the love interest of comedian Kevin Hart. Moreover, she also appeared in a commercial for State Farm Insurance alongside Mehcad Brooks a renowned model and actor.

Selita is the owner of Sass, a line of swimwear, shoes, and accessories that was seen in the 2012 BET Rip The Runway. The name of her line, Sass stands for Selita’s Accessories Shoes and Swimwear. In 2018, Selita appeared in MTV’s Champs vs. Stars.

Selita Ebanks Salary

In 2008, Selita was named the twelfth highest-paid model by Forbes earning an estimated $2.7 million.

Selita Ebanks Net Worth

Through Selita’s career as a Reality TV Personality, Host, Business lady, and former model, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $12 Million.

Selita Ebanks Philanthropy

Since 2004, Selita has been running her own talent school named “Stardom Youth Foundation” in her hometown Cayman Islands. Through this foundation, she is able to provide guidance to teenagers and youth. In 2008, she started the “Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity”, a charity organization based in Sierra Leone where she supports women’s professional programs and educational programs. In 2013 and 2014, she joined the Cash&Rocket tour which raised g more than $1 million for children and women all across the world.

What ethnicity is Selita Ebanks?

Selita was born in George Town, Grand Cayman to her Caymanian mother and Jamaican father. She grew up alongside her seven brothers relocated to the USA and lived in Staten Island.

Selita Ebanks Filmography

  • The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (season 3)
  • Uncorked
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Apprentice (U.S. season 9)
  • Runaway (2010 film)
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Real Husbands of Hollywood
  • Catfish: The TV Show
  • Hip Hop Squares

Selita Ebanks , Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise

Ebanks is the host of Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise which is aired on Hulu and premiered on April 9th, 2024. This show revolves around 11 cast members who showcase their luxurious and lavish lifestyles in The Cayman Islands in the western Caribbean Sea. This series also shares an in-depth follow-up on the cast members’ rocky waters of their careers, friendships, and relationships. This show is hosted by Elizabeth Chambers and Selita Ebanks.

Below is a list of some of the cast members of Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise
  1. Elizabeth Chambers
  2. Julian Foster
  3. Chelsea Flynn
  4. Victoria Jurkowski
  5. Trevor Coleman
  6. Aaron Bernardo
  7. Courtney McTaggart
  8. Connor Bunney
  9. Cass Lacelle
  10. Dillon Claassens
  11. Craig Jervis
  12. Teri Bilewitch

Selita Ebanks Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Sample is active on her social media accounts. She has about 89K followers on her Facebook Page, about 129.2K followers on her Twitter account, and around 120K followers on her Instagram account.

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