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Elsa answers H&M’s Top Model Secrets questionnaire

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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 them.

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

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

THE MUSIC THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“Any 70s 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 use 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 FAVORITE 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 FAVORITE HOTELS ARE…
“Le Sereno in St. Barths, Ett Hem in Stockholm, and for the memories: Hotel Amour in Paris.”

MY FAVORITE 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-canceling 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 FAVORITE THING TO SHOP FOR WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Anything beautiful I can’t get in NYC!”

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

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

MY FAVORITE 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.”

H&M Swimwear

New pictures of Elsa for H&M’s Swimwear collection have been released.

  

H&M Swimwear 2015

Swedish brand H&M released today pictures from their Swimwear Collection  for 2015 and Elsa is in their catalog!