Stockholm native Elsa Hosk began modeling in her teens, but didn’t catch her big break until the age of 20, when she moved to New York City and caught the attention of Victoria’s Secret.

Since then, the former pro basketball player has walked the lingerie behemoth’s annual fashion show, appeared in several of its print and TV campaigns, and served as a brand ambassador for Victoria’s Secret youth line, Pink. On the editorial front, Elsa has appeared in countless magazines—from major publications like Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar to indie titles like Lula and V—and worked with the likes of Sebastian Kim, Ben Watts, and Ellen von Unwerth.

Off duty, Elsa is a philanthropist actively involved with Fair Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young women escape human trafficking.