Selita Ebanks (Grand Keyman: Secrets in Paradise) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, and Net Worth

Selita Ebanks Biography

Selita Ebanks is a Caymanian TV Personality, Model, Actress, Writer, and Businesswoman well-known for recently appearing in the show “Grand Keyman: Secrets in Paradise”. She is also known for modeling for high fashion brands like Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus and featured in magazines like Glamour, Vogue, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Selita Ebanks Age

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

Selita Ebanks Height

Ebanks stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Selita Ebanks Family

Ebanks was born to Anita Ebanks (mother) and her father whose name is unknown. Her mom is Caymanian and her dad is Jamaican. She was brought up alongside her 7 brothers, whose names are unknown.

Selita Ebanks Husband / Boyfriend

Ebanks is private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. However, she has been in several relationships with famous people like Nick Cannon, Kanye West, Terrence J, and Usi Umenyiora.

Selita Ebanks and Nick Cannon

Ebanks wasn’t even in just a relationship but engaged to Nick Cannon (a famous TV host and presenter known for Nickelodeon and his show Wild ‘N Out). They had their first encounter in February 2007 at a party and began dating (dated for 3 months). Their engagement lasted for 5 months and the reason for their break up is unknown.

Selita Ebanks
Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks and Usi Umenyiora

Only a couple of weeks after Ebanks and Nick Cannon broke up, people saw her with Osi Umenyiora (a famous former NFL New York Giants player. But in the year 2008, they split up because there were rumors that Umenyiora was cheating and getting another woman pregnant.

Selita Ebanks and Terrence J | Kanye West | Maxwell

After Ebanks and Osi Umenyiora broke up, she dated a guy by the name of Maxwell for nearly half a year. Later, there were rumors that she dated Kanye West (a famous rapper). Some people say she and Kanye West were together while she was still with Maxwell. Then, from 2011 to 2013, she was in a relationship with Terrence J (a famous TV presenter, entertainment reporter, actor, and model.

Selita Ebanks Net Worth

Ebanks has an estimated net worth of between $12 Million and $14 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality, Model, Actress, Writer, and Businesswoman. Forbes says Ebanks was the 12th richest model in the year 2008. They think she made about $2.7 million.

Selita Ebanks Education

Ebanks is a proud alumnus of Curtis High School. Upon graduation, she was accepted at New York University and Columbia University for undergraduate studies, but she chose not to but to focus on modeling.

Selita Ebanks Career

Modeling Career

It all started in the year 2000 when she was 17 years old. Ebanks got noticed by an agent from Elite Model Management while she was at Six Flags Great Adventure. She started modeling in February 2001, walking the runway for designers like Catherine Malandrino, Betsey Johnson, and Pamella Roland. Ebanks has been in ads for brands like DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, and Abercrombie & Fitch. She joined Victoria’s Secret in the year 2005, first modeling for their Ipex Bra line, and later becoming an Angel. She modeled for Victoria’s Secret until the year 2008. Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks for representing black women at Victoria’s Secret in the year 2005.

In the year 2007, Ebanks got to wear the “Very Sexy” Holiday Fantasy Bra Set, which cost $4.5M and had diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and yellow sapphires. She wore it for the Victoria’s Secret “Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2007” catalogue and also at the fashion show on December 4, 2007. She appeared as a special guest on How I Met Your Mother with other Victoria’s Secret models on November 26, 2007. Ebanks has been on the covers of British GQ, Maxim, and Russian FHM, and she’s been in magazines like Sports Illustrated’s 2007 Swimsuit Issue, Glamour, and Marie Claire.

Media Appearance | Music | Hollywood

Ebanks was on the 3rd season of “Celebrity Apprentice” but got fired on April 11, 2010, in week 5, ranking ninth. Before that, she made music and was on the show South Beach. She’s in The Dream’s music video “Makeup Bag” and Kanye West’s short film Runaway. Now, she is on BET’s show Husbands of Hollywood, playing Kevin Hart’s love interest. Ebanks was also in a State Farm Insurance commercial with actor/model Mehcad Brooks.

Ebanks was supposed to be in the ABC Family show “Nicki,” which is now called Freeform. It is based on Nicki Minaj’s life and also stars McCarrie McCausland, Wesley Jonathan, and Ariana Neal. J.B. Smoove and Whoopi Goldberg were going to be guest stars. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeform canceled the series. Ebanks was going to play Grace, Nicki’s mom, and filming started in January 2016. In October 2016, Minaj said filming was postponed. Ebanks also appeared on MTV’s Champs vs. Stars in the year 2018.

Selita Ebanks Business

As a businesswoman, Ebanks owns a brand called Sass, which means “Selita’s Accessories Shoes and Swimwear”. Her line of swimwear, accessories, and shoes was featured on the BET Rip The Runway 2012 show, which she co-hosted with Pooch Hall.

Selita Ebanks Grand Keyman: Secrets in Paradise

Ebanks is among the cast of the show, “Grand Keyman: Secrets in Paradise”, which premiered on April 9, 2024. The show is available on YouTube TV, HULU, Apple TV, Freeform, Amazon Prime Video, and fuboTV. In this season, Ebanks is among a group of rich people and newcomers who are becoming successful, living in Grand Cayman. They deal with their friendships, relationships, and jobs in this beautiful place. Stay tuned for more updates.

Here is a list of the other cast of the show, “Grand Keyman: Secrets in Paradise”:

  1. Xosia Mcgregor
  2. Teri Bilewitch
  3. Julian Foster
  4. Dillon Claassens
  5. Cass Lacelle
  6. Elizabeth Chambers
  7. Connor Bunney
  8. Chelsea Flynn
  9. Trevor Coleman
  10. Courtney McTaggart
  11. Aaron Bernardo
  12. Craig Jervis

Selita Ebanks Volunteer Work

Ebanks started her own talent school called “Stardom Youth Foundation” back in the year 2004 in the Cayman Islands. The school helps teenagers figure out what they want to do for work. She also made a group called “Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity” in the year 2008 after visiting Sierra Leone. This group helps women there get education and jobs, especially because of the war. Ebanks was part of the Cash&Rocket tour in the years 2014 and 2013. They collected over $1 million to help women and kids everywhere.

Selita Ebanks Movies

Ebanks has appeared in many films such as;

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

Selita Ebanks Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 120K followers on Instagram, over 89K followers on Facebook, and over 129.1K followers on Twitter.

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