Elsa Hosk was born November 7, 1988 in Sweden. She began modeling at the age of 14, but after high school she started a career as a professional basketball player in the Swedish women’s basketball league.
She did some early modeling work for Guess and photographer Ellen von Unwerth, and after her professional basketball career she moved to New York City to model full time.
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Elsa Hosk Quotes:
“I was playing basketball, living in Sweden, I didn’t give a sh*t — I mean, obviously did not have dreams to be a model. Then they both responded and my dad was like, “You’re going up to the agency!” We took photos, and it was such a foreign world to me. I remember I was wearing hand-me-downs from my brother and sitting there, trying to be cool, and then it went from there.”
“My favorite part about modeling is probably my least favorite part as well. It’s traveling. Because it goes both ways. It’s so amazing to get to see the world; we’re so fortunate to go to all these places that I would never be in unless I was a model.”
“I never thought I would get to the point where I was walking Victoria’s Secret fashion shows and being an Angel. It’s all still really surreal to me. My brother is like, “You are a Victoria’s Secret Angel?” He cannot believe it. When I told him the first time he was like, “You? On that catwalk?” So it’s such an amazing surprise for me in my career to be able to do this.”