Official Site: http://www.erinellington.com
Fitness and swimsuit model Erin Ellington is a woman of many passions. From small town Iowa homecoming queen, to the cover of fitness magazines, to motherhood and makeup artist, she exudes a desire for excellence in whatever path she chooses. A family ancestry of French, Dutch, German and Native American descent, Erin originally set out to work in the field of social services. A graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa with a Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology, Erin decided a change of pace was needed after working as a youth crisis counselor in Des Moines, Iowa and became a flight attendant based out of Kansas City, Missouri. It was on an excursion to New York that Erin was discovered by a prestigious fashion and fitness photographer, who put her on the map. She quickly became established as a successful model, appearing in swimsuits on the pages of popular men's fitness and bodybuilding magazines for many years before officially stepping away from her work as a model.
Erin appeared on the covers and pages of magazines such as American Curves, Muscular Development, MuscleMag, Planet Muscle, Muscle Media, and more, but Erin now focuses primarily on her career working as a makeup artist for other models and actors. She says
I could have a little gypsy in my blood because I love to travel and be on the go as much as possible. I'm not always certain of what cities I will be in with my makeup artist work from month to month, but that's exciting to me. Some of the work is lined up a year in advance, and other jobs come in quickly, so I have to be ready to adjust my schedule accordingly. It's important for me to stay busy and to have fun because this really is it, this is life. I absolutely do believe in seizing the moment, so yes, I live it up, from being the best mother I can be, to enjoying every little place I go, and every person that I meet. I think I have a very old soul with a very young spirit, if that makes sense, and no matter the ups or downs, I always find a way to laugh, pull off a little bit of orneriness, and appear as the invincible mommy to my children. In the end, I know I am blessed and have a pretty amazing life.
Ellington loves being a makeup artist while balancing her time as a mother. "I will continue working with photographers, models, and individuals in the fashion and entertainment industry in some realm, for my entire life. I thrive and am the happiest when I'm around artistic and creative people. I feel very centered right now. I'm not searching for anything in particular, and that's a good place for me to be." Her confidence, humor, and exuberance for life, make Erin a sought after professional--who effortlessly inspires her clients, as a bit of her own vivacious personality, and panache, naturally rubs off on every person she meets.