Supermodel Selita Ebanks is featured in FMH UK magazine’s August 2011 issue. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel talked about role as a phoenix in Kanye West’s mini-movie, her shoe collection and how to capture her heart:
On playing the Phoenix in Kanye West’s Runaway film:
It was such a strange character that it was almost like an out of body experience. It was also very stressful. Partly because we filmed 21 hours a day and partly because Kanye’s vision was so out of the box that the video was a real hit or miss idea. I did not want to be the reason it became a miss.
On her skimpy outfit in the mini-movie:
Yeah, it wasn’t very substantial, but to be honest I didn’t really worry about it, as I was more concerned about the character and I am really free spirited about my body. For me the most nerve-wracking thing about the outfit was persuading my grandmother that I was actually wearing something, as since the feathers were nude she thought I was naked.
On hanging out with Kanye outside of work:
He hangs with me, darling. I’m only kidding. Our schedules mean we don’t see a lot of each other, but we had dinner at the Cannes Film Festival. It was good to catch up about work and his album.
On her shoe collection:
I stopped counting a long time ago. I don’t want to sound pretentious, but I reckon I have over 300 pairs. I do donate some to charity, but others I’ve had for over ten years and love so much I simply can’t let go.
On how to win her heart:
Let me tell you something. If a guy bought me a limited edition of the fiercest, highest heels straight from the runway then I would be in love so yes, shoes are the quickest way to win me over. Absolutely. [Read more]