TOP MODEL SECRETS

ELSA HOSK

She’s one of our street style favourites, an Instagram superstar and an angel on the runway. Get to know Elsa Hosk’s top model secrets.

The moment when Elsa Hosk met Ariana Grande on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014, Getty Images.

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 to them. 

She started modelling after her dad sent photos of her to a Swedish modelling agency. At that time she was 13, went to secondary school and was a promising basketball player. Eventually she dropped the sport in favour 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 modelling. 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 FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
“Some of my favourites are Guy Aroch, Chadwick Taylor and Peter Lindbergh.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER… 
“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 modelling but a couple of hours later he booked me for the show!”

THE MUSIC THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“Any 70's 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!”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Boxing, jump-roping and Barre workouts.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“I have curly hair, so when I go out I leave it wild but flatten only the ends a bit. Then I take a drop of Argan oil to give it some hydration.” 

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“Breathe, let go of control, and try to be of service to the people around me instead.”  

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
“A secret...”  

I SMELL LIKE…
“Dark Amber & Ginger Lily from Jo Malone”

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
“Vintage Levi's, ballerinas, a knitted sweater and my Céline biker jacket.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“A man…”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“That I'm more beautiful when I don't care!”

MY FAVOURITE HOTELS ARE…
“Le Sereno in St Barths, Ett Hem in Stockholm, and for the memories; Hotel Amour in Paris.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
“Right now I'm obsessed with Greek food so Pylos in New York.” 

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“A smoothie and almond latte from Juice Press.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“Melatonin, cashmere socks and Bose noise-cancelling headphones.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
“Work out, have dinner with friends and work on Lola Rebella, which is a line of clothing [I’ve started] with Johanna Dauphin.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“A day at a time.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Anything beautiful I can't get in NYC!”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
“To never plan in advance, be open to whatever might come along, and to not compare myself to others.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“Continue Lola Rebella!”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Downton Abbey!”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
“A book on Ayahuasca [a brew made by shamans in ancient indigenous cultures in South America, which is believed to have healing abilities].”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
“To have a big happy life, clear my mind of self and learn to see love and beauty in everything.”

 

 

ELSA HOSK

AGE: 26

AGENCY: Mikas and IMG worldwide

DISCOVERED: At 14, in her hometown Stockholm

CITY : New York City

FAMILY: Mother, father and two brothers

INSTAGRAM: @hoskelsa

TWITTER: @elsahosk

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