Meet Victoria's Secret 2010 SWIM Cover Girl Lindsay Ellingson

01/06/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

Russell James

Victoria’s Secret has a long history of turning models into supermodels — and Angels! — and their latest pick for greatness is Lindsay Ellingson, who graces the cover of their new 2010 SWIM catalogue in nothing but a daring “topless” bikini. The California girl felt at home on her shoot on the beach on gorgeous Necker Island, calling it “really an experience of a lifetime!” Lindsay explains, “It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. We shot the cover in the evening during sunset. It was really a magical setting.” Having already walked the runway for designers such as John Galliano, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, you might think the beauty might be jaded, but she tells PEOPLE that she is thrilled to be chosen for the cover, saying “Being chosen for the cover is one of the most exciting things that has happened in my career. Being a Victoria’s Secret model means so much to me. The greatest thing about being a VS model is that I get to be myself and show who I am.” And as for showing off her own sensational form, she tells PEOPLE that she was totally comfortable in her sexy suit, with or without the top on! “So, on the cover I’m wearing a “topless” bikini with a removable bandeau [pictured on]. We shot it both ways, with and without the bandeau. I felt great in it and my hair covered me when I shot topless so I wasn’t uncomfortable at all.” She elaborates, “I actually got so comfortable I was dancing around on the beach — of course, with the bandeau. I would wear it if I was back on Necker Island on my own private beach!” The 2010 Victoria’s Secret SWIM catalogue hits mailboxes this week. –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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PersianKitten on

Shes not pretty at all!

courtney on

so now do all the VS models have to be skin and boneS? what happened to everyones bodies? no boobs…no butt…..its pretty discusting! her arms look like you could literally break them with a tug. and dont even get me started on that horrible bathingsuit. come on people….

Kitt Mittens on

Looks like a young Twiggy in the face. Way too skinny in my opinion.

stacia on

She is gorgeous!!

sandy on

Her abdomen is distended like starving children in Africa…..great role model for our young girls, NOT!

Monique on

She’s pretty but what happened to girls with curves? She’s just skin and bones!

lena on

hey, people, you are just envy she has that body – I am sure you wish at least some of her parts to be yours!!! – ha – ha!!!!

laura on

she’s beautiful in a delicate way. she remindws me of a flower girl in the ’60’s. not sure why. i would LOVE to model for VS. to be able to model for my favorite clothing line would be such a dream come true. congrats for her.

Just 4 Fun on

Wow, can you say anorexic? C’mon VS…when did bony become sexy?

beeotch on

Someone please feed this girl a cheese burger for god’s sake. It really makes me sick to my stomach that most men find this HOT. I am a size 8 and no means a fat girl for anyone who thinks I would only say that because I am fat. I don’t think there is anything remoltely attractive about a woman who is scarey skinny. So why do we keep putting them on the covers of all magazines.

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