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21 Questions With… Victoria’s Secret Model Lindsay Ellingson

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Model, co-founder of Wander Beauty and all-around quintessential California girl Lindsay Ellingson is best known for walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show seven years straight. She has also modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Valentino and Christian Dior, among many others and graced the pages of American and international editions of Vogue as well as Allure and GQ. These days, the former dancer is focused on staying fit with ballet and yoga, her husband Sean Clayton, cockapoo Carly and her fast-growing beauty company, which is now stocked at Sephora and focuses on multipurpose products. We caught up with the supermodel to ask her our quickfire questions.

  1. My morning routine consists of… cuddling with my dog Carly and checking my emails.
  2. The last thing I googled was… how bad does the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment hurt?
  3. If my days had one extra hour… I’d do a sauna session at HigherDOSE every day.
  4. The best beauty advice I ever received was… how to instantly appear younger and fresh by applying a cream highlighter on the high points of your face.
  5. My desert island beauty product is… Wander Beauty’s award-winning Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara. It delivers mega volume, definition and curl without weighing your lashes down or smudging.
  6. The best makeup artist tip I learned backstage was… in Japan, I learned how to fill in my brows with hair-like strokes for the most natural yet enhanced look.
  7. When I’m stressed… I do a 10-minute meditation using the Headspace app.
  8. When my self-confidence has taken a hit… I think of five things I’m grateful for or love about myself.
  9. My guilty pleasure is… Kettle Brand Buffalo Bleu flavored potato chips.
  10. My most memorable career highlight was… walking in my first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!
  11. When it comes to working out… I love Pilates, ballet and yoga — all great exercises for toning and lengthening.
  12. The one song I can’t get enough of right now is… Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”
  13. If you looked at my desktop you’d see… well, my desk is also my dining table and there are beauty products everywhere!
  14. My most memorable travel experience was… driving on Hawaii’s Hana Highway with my husband, the most beautiful adventure with over 600 turns!
  15. I’m dying to splurge on… chunky sweaters and patent leather boots for fall.
  16. The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2018 is… my family vacation to Croatia!
  17. When I have a free night… I love hosting game night and tacos with my friends.
  18. If you look in my fridge you’d always find… LuliTonix blended juices, eye masks and Magnum chocolate bars.
  19. My most treasured possession is… my rose gold engagement ring…he did good!
  20. My biggest fashion regret is… wearing mom jeans in the 90s, although they would be worth a lot now!
  21. One thing I wish people knew about me is… I have a strange fear of touching velvet.