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Hanging with a Victoria’s Secret Angel

January 20th, 2008
by Allison Kaplan

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Tip of the day: don’t go lingerie shopping with a Victoria’s Secret angel when you’re seven months pregnant. Doesn’t do a lot to boost one’s self-image. I met up with model Selita Ebanks for a little lingerie talk before her appearance at the Mall of America Victoria’s Secret store earlier this week. She’s been an "angel" – sort of like a sorority, with less clothing, the usual scrutiny and more perks – for three years. Honestly, I hadn’t heard her name before the publicists started calling me about her appearance. But apparently, others know her, because two hours before she was scheduled to start signing autographs, fans – and not just the drooling male variety – were lining up outside the store. Selita was charming – even in her total adoration of Victoria Secret and all of its products.  I’m inclined to believe her – all she has to do is point at something in the store and it’s hers. Read all about it in my "Shopping with…" column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press next Sunday, Jan. 27.

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