Who is Elsa Hosk?
Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk is a Swedish basketball player and model renowned for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Her early life and career beginnings
Elsa grew up in Sweden and started playing basketball at seven because it was the usual thing in school. She has two brothers and is the daughter of a Swedish father, Pål, and a Finnish mother, Marja. Her dad built a basket on their street, Where she practiced after work with her best friend. She had become a professional by the time she finished school while modeling at the same time.
Elsa got modeling opportunities after her father submitted photographs to modeling agencies in Sweden when she was 13. Although she started Modeling at fourteen, She decided to focus on school Until she graduated. Upon graduation, Elsa pursued Basketball professionally in the Swedish women’s basketball league while still modeling. On realizing that the basketball game in Sweden is no rival to the USA game, she concentrated on modeling and afterward moved to New York City to model full time.
Elsa’s professional career life
Although Elsa was a professional basketball player, her decision paid off when she moved to the USA to pursue a full-time modeling career. She debuted on the runway during the Spring 2012 season walking for designer brands like Christian Dior, Versace, Balmain, Moschino, YSL, Calvin Klein, Blumarine, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, Etro, Miu Miu, Valentino, Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, Isabel Marant and a lot more.
The stunning model achieved success quickly by working with the coveted Victoria’s Secret. Her contract with VS spanned over ten years, opening their Paris show while donning the fantasy bra worth over $1 million and designed by Atelier Swarovski, appearing in fashion shows and slaying every shot in their catalog. The travel experiences, especially to the islands for swimsuits shoot, were moments she relished. Working for Victoria’s Secret exposed Elsa to myriad opportunities, gracing covers and campaigning for global brands.
Elsa took part in campaigns for Guess, H&M, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Barneys New York, Off-white, CoverGirl cosmetics, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana with Models.com ranking was her 15th on the Top Sexiest Models list.
Amid her upward spiraling modeling career, Elsa still found her way into films and television, including a music video for influential artists like David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber. Nowadays, she spends time off-camera designing clothes and collaborating with brands to create beautiful fashion pieces.
Her personal life
Elsa doesn’t flaunt her dating life but has been in a low-key relationship with Tom Daly since 2015, and they have a daughter, Tuulikki Joan Daly. They live in New York City and spend their leisure time hiking and traveling to visit the beach. She utilizes her Instagram page of 7.8 million followers to share her fashion styles, friendships, and travels.
She advocates against human trafficking, working closely with an anti-trafficking organization, FAIR Girls, to tackle the menace of human and sex trafficking. Watching the movie Whistleblower triggered her decision to support and assist in educating and restoring victims of trafficking.
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