Elsa Hosk is 26 years old, lives in downtown Manhattan and is one of 15 Victoria’s Secret Angels. The Swedish stunner has spent half her life on runways, in front of cameras and on planes to reach them.
She started modeling after her dad sent photos of her to a Swedish modeling agency. At that time she was 13, went to secondary school and was a promising basketball player. Eventually she dropped the sport in favor of offers from big brands and renowned magazines, but before doing so she had played in the Swedish women’s basketball league and practiced eight (!) times a week. When Elsa turned 18 and graduated from high school, she chose to devote her time to modeling. To be able do that she needed to relocate to New York.After moving, she went from successful to extremely successful. H&M, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess and Anna Sui are a few brands Elsa’s shot campaigns for. During a shoot with H&M, she answered our Top Model Secrets questionnaire.
MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…“Some of my favorites are Guy Aroch, Chadwick Taylor and Peter Lindbergh.”
IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OF…“My Victoria’s Secret Angels contract because it has allowed me to feel security and a sense of family.”
MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOW WAS…“When I fell at the Dior show casting in front of John Galliano. I was ready to quit modeling, but a couple of hours later he booked me for the show!”
THE MUSIC THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…“Any 70s rock band! Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Kansas, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix…”
MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…“Lately it’s been escaping New York City on the weekends – or whenever I have time off to go on adventures!”
MY MODEL ICON IS…“Carolyn Murphy.”
MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…“To not care about what I look like!”