Her first reaction to the agent's offer was that she didn't want to be a model, but rather a lawyer. She thought the agent was out to take her money.
Working for the likes of DKNY and Abercrombie & Fitch it was a short time until Ebanks landed a featured spot as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She told Better.TV, "law was my forte. And then I went in to the agency, they gave a contract on the spot and I worked hard for about four years and then Victoria's Secret came along."
Since 2007, Ebanks has stayed with Victoria's Secret appearing in pieces with price tags of up to $4,500,000.00 containing diamonds and other precious stones. Realizing the good that her fame and industry connections could do for other Ebanks started the Women's Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity in 2008 after a visit to Sierra Leone. She's also a supporter of New Yorkers of Children, a foundation that benefits young adults in New York's Foster Care system.
Her greatest mainstream exposure though has come from appearing on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. Making it to the Week 5, Ebanks says that the experience had quelled her appetite for being on a reality show and that she wasn't prepared for how the other women would treat each other.
"(Modeling), It's not like the stereotypical 'I'm going to push you don't the stairs or break your set of shoes.'" She told Fanbolt.com, "So yeah, this show was way too catty. And I have seven brothers, I'm not used to interacting with so many women and their cattiness."
Ebanks has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as well as fashion campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's. She's most recently been in the news for allegedly breaking the nose of fellow model Liza Irizarry last November after Ebanks claims to have seen Irizarry kissing Terrance Jenkins, Ebanks' current boyfriend.