Lindsay Ellingson Covers Ocean Drive December 2012

Posted Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:15 PM GMT

With the hype from the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion show behind her, Lindsay Ellingson pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2012 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.

Wearing designer items from the likes of Reed Krakoff and Sergio Rossi, the 28-year-old model looked stunning for the Warwick Saint shot front page while opening up about everything from dating a former football player to staying grounded.

A few highlights from Miss Ellingson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to !

On her first casting call:
"I was really nervous, It was summer, so I walked in [to the casting] wearing jean shorts, flip-flops, and a T-shirt. I had no idea what I was doing, didn’t even have a book with me, and didn’t think about how I was dressed. I was just being myself…. But now I know you really should wear heels to a casting!"

On staying grounded:
"From day one, I’ve said one of my goals was never to change. I’ve always wanted to go home, and for my parents and sisters to know who I am. I’m still Lindsay! I’m changing very much in positive ways: Victoria’s Secret has challenged me to come out of my shell and my comfort zone. Knowing that I’m becoming a better person and accomplishing something, really, that’s ultimately the goal in life."

On her boyfriend from Ohio:
"A little bit of a nerd, and a little bit cool—but definitely the kind of guy in high school that was so unattainable to me."

Photo Credit: Warwick Saint for Ocean Drive