Elsa Hosk is a model and current Victoria’s Secret Angel, who has worked for brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Ungaro, H&M, Anna Sui, Lilly Pulitzer and Guess. She modeled for Victoria’s Secret, appearing in the brand’s annual fashion show in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She has also appeared in many of the brand’s campaigns, especially for the sub-division PINK In 2015, she was announced as one of 10 new Victoria’s Secret Angels. She has also played professional basketball in Sweden. She is best known For working with Guess, H&M, Victoria’s Secret and other famous brands and designers.
Name: Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk
Occupation model basketball player
Years active 2001–present
Born: November 7, 1988, 29 years and 8 months, Stockholm, Sweden
Sun Sign Scorpio
Eye color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm
Measurements: 31-23-35 in or 79-58.5-89 cm
Bra Size: 30B
Agency: IMG Models (Worldwide), View Management (Barcelona), Iconic Management (Berlin), MIKAS (Stockholm).
She started modeling at 14. Before that, she mainly focused on her studies. However, she participated in a campaign for GUESS and couple of other companies.
Father – Pål Hosk
Mother – Marja Hosk
Siblings – Lukas (Younger Brother), Johan (Older Brother)
Others – Alice Herbst (Cousin) (Model)
Elsa Hosk has worked for a number of leading brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Ungaro, H&M, Anna Sui, Lilly Pulitzer and Guess. She modeled for Victoria’s Secret, appearing in the brand’s annual fashion show in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She has also appeared in many of the brand’s campaigns, especially for the sub-division PINK In 2015, she was announced as one of 10 new Victoria’s Secret Angels. She has also played professional basketball in Sweden.
Growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, Hosk was presented with offers to model during high school after her father submitted photographs to various modeling agencies in Sweden when she was 13; she began modeling at 14. She did some modeling in high school but decided to primarily concentrate on her studies instead (she did some notable work with Guess and other companies however). After graduating, she decided to pursue a career in the Swedish women’s basketball league. Hosk has commented that the level of play in the Swedish professional basketball league was not on par with the WNBA, and that interest in the sport was not as great in Sweden as in the United States. Although she ultimately abandoned professional basketball for modeling, Hosk has said that the intense rigor of practices (8 per week when playing basketball) and travel helped prepare her for the physical and travel demands of the modeling world.
After playing professional basketball for two years, she began receiving many job offers and soon moved to New York City to begin modeling full-time. Some writers have speculated that her work with Victoria’s Secret was what brought her into the top tier fashion world, but Hosk also identifies her work with photographer Ellen von Unwerth in campaigns for Guess.
She is ranked 15th on the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com. She opened the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016.
Hosk is the daughter of Swedish father Pål and Finnish mother Marja. She has two siblings. Her cousin, Alice Herbst, is also a model. Herbst won the televised competition of Sweden’s Next Top Model in 2012.
Hosk has worked to support the anti-human-trafficking organization, FAIR Girls. She became interested in the issue after seeing the movie The Whistleblower, which dealt with issues of sex trafficking.
Though the media often notes her striking physical resemblance and nominal correlation to Queen Elsa from Disney’s 2013 film Frozen, she has denied the character was made in her image.
Freckles on the face.
First Fashion Show
Elsa Hosk appeared in Ready to wear – Autumn / Winter 2005 fashion show where she modeled for Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Guy Laroche, and John Galliano.
Elsa had played basketball at the pro level for two years. This made her physically more strong and prepared for the modeling better. She used to had 8 sessions of practice per week to train for the basketball. To play matches with different countries, she used to travel a lot. This really has a great impact on her modeling career.
She now feels more confident as a model, if fitness is talked about. After stepping into modeling, she did workout, but with the help of a personal trainer, Justin. The trainer makes her to do Pilates, boxing, stretching and balance exercises. In New York City, she goes to two gyms flywheel and flybarre. She enjoys doing spinning there. Spinning workout helps her shape the calves area and make it more stronger, which is important for a model. She goes to Flybarre gym to elongate the muscles and make the body more toned.
She easily gets bored with a daily routine. So, she keeps switching to alternate methods.
Elsa also goes to Zumba classes and does restorative yoga.
Elsa Hosk Favorite Things
Sport – Basketball, and little bit hockey
Elsa Hosk Facts
She has appeared in Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
She likes to play basketball. It is her hobby.
Elsa was featured in Darin’s “Who’s that girl” music video.
She was not discovered at some shopping mall like most other models. Instead, her dad sent her as well as her siblings pictures to various modeling agencies and as a result, she was selected by one of them. She was 13 at that time.
She commenced modeling at 14.
She has also played basketball at the professional level for two years.
Elsa supports anti-human-trafficking organization, FAIR Girls (Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored) .
She worked with photographer Ellen von Unwerth for one of the GUESS campaign.
During her off day, she just does laundry, walks around in the vicinity, eats a long brunch, and a simple dinner, which sounds very low key.
She likes RMS beauty products.
If she weren’t a model, she would have been a furniture designer, or a pro basketball player, or taking acting classes, etc. She just can’t decide as there are many jobs which attract her.
Elsa Hosk is signed to several modeling agencies –
Mikas – Stockholm
View Management – Spain
IMG Models – New York
IMG Models – Paris
IMG Models – London
IMG Models – Milan
IMG Models – Sydney
Next Model Management – Paris (2006 – 2012)
Fashion Model Management – Milan (2006 – 2012)
House of Orange (2008 – 2012)
Elsa suggests to all the girls out there, who want to go into modeling, that first complete schooling and then think of going into modeling.
Elsa had advertised for several brands like Guess, H&M Divided, ACO, Aerie, Dior, Bik Bok, Boomerang, Casall, Country Road, Dagmar, Fornarina, Maxstudio, Dolce and Gabbana, Garage, Gemma, House of Dagmar, Sandra Backlund, Ichi, Indiska, Lilly Pulitzer, Levi’s, Limité, Oriflame, Rodebjer, Tiger of Sweden, Vagabond, Schutz, and Ungaro.