Elle Evans

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Elle Evans
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Elle Evans
Born Lindsey Gayle Evans
(1989-12-09) December 9, 1989 (age 26)
Paris, Texas
Nationality American
  • Model
  • Actress
Website http://www.elleevansofficial.com/
Modeling information
Hair color Blonde
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 2009
Preceded by Kimberly Phillips
Succeeded by Kelley Thompson
Personal details
Measurements Bust: 32C[1]
Waist: 24
Hips: 34
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)[1]

Elle Evans (born Lindsey Gayle Evans; December 9, 1989)[1] is an American model and actress who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is most notable for her appearance in Robin Thicke's music video "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell Williams.[2] She is also one of the faces of NYX Cosmetics.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Evans was born on December 9, 1989 in Paris, Texas, and grew up in Blanchard, Louisiana.[1][5] She studied at Northwood High School and attended Northwestern State University, where she majored in broadcast journalism.[6][7][8]

Evans is a former pageant titleholder who held the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2008. Evans also competed in the Miss Teen USA 2008 pageant, where she was third runner-up. However, she was stripped of her state title after eleven months following her arrest over an incident in a restaurant, where marijuana was found in her purse, and she and three friends were accused of not paying their bill.[7] Immediately after the much publicized arrest, Evans was asked to pose as a centerfold for Playboy. At the age of 19, she became Playboy Playmate of the Month for October 2009 under her full, legal name, Lindsey Gayle Evans.[1] Her pictorial was photographed by Stephen Wayda.


In 2010, Evans was cast by MMG in her first commercial. It was shot in China, and she appeared in it styled to look like Marilyn Monroe.[9] The commercial aired all throughout Shanghai.[10]

Evans is represented by Wilhelmina Models [11] as well as Elite Model Management in Miami, Florida, in addition to Rogers and Cowan. In 2013 she appeared in Robin Thicke's music video for his single "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell Williams. The music video generated over 200 million views and made the "Texas-born model part of a pop culture phenomenon."[12] Shortly after that, Evans was cast in two of Beyoncé's music videos: "Haunted" and "Superpower".[13] Both videos were directed by Jonas Akerlund in 2013.[14]

Evans is one of the faces of NYX Cosmetics, appeared in Kmart's 2013 national ad campaign "Money Can't Buy Style",[15] was featured in Relapse Magazine's 2013 and 2014 Photo Annual Issue,[16] and starred in an AXE Apollo Cologne commercial that aired during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Evans has also modeled for Samuel Bayer. She was shot fully nude, along with 15 other models, for Bayer's exhibition "Diptychs & Triptychs". The black-and-white series of 6-foot-tall diptychs and 12-foot-tall triptychs was "to capture beauty in its most vulnerable state",[17] and was on view at the ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills from March 2013 to April 2013.[18]

In 2014, Evans guest starred in an episode of Two and a Half Men. She played a character named Cheyenne and the episode aired on February 6, 2014.[19] Also in February, she landed the cover of FHM France. Then in September she was featured in an issue of Maxim for their "Golden Girl" spread celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film Goldfinger, where she was painted gold from head to toe.[20]

That same year she was cast in a Wet 'n Wild cosmetics commercial shot by director David La Chapelle titled "Steal the Look",[21] in addition to landing two national ads for Mary Kay Cosmetics which aired during the premiere of the thirteenth season of Project Runway on Lifetime in November 2014.[22]

In 2015 Evans appeared in another music video, this time for the band Muse and their single, "Mercy". The video was directed by Sing J Lee and was released in June.[23]

In September 2015 Evan's was cast in a Carl's Jr. commercial for their new, "Tex Mex Bacon-Thickburger." Donning a patriotic bikini to represent the ladies of Team U.S.A., Evan's faces off in a volleyball game against model Alejandra Guilmant and Team Mexico to determine if the burger is "More Tex, or more Mex." The commercial, aired on September 28.[24][25]

Shortly after that, Evans appeared in the film Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, released on October 30, 2015, where she played Amber. The film was directed by Christopher Landon.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Evans was in a relationship with Canadian music producer Deadmau5 and they lived together in Toronto.[27] The couple separated in 2011 after a year together.[28] She is now dating Matt Bellamy, the front man of Muse. They began dating in February 2015.[29][30]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate listing". Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ Blurred Lines Boosts Elle Evans, Moda and Estilo, November 2013, Retrieved January 2014
  3. ^ "Elle Evans for NYX Cosmetics". WhoSay.com. Retrieved January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adventures in Styling - NYX Cosmetics, Model Elle Evans". LaurenMessiah.com. June 2013. Retrieved February 2014. 
  5. ^ "LINDSEY GAYLE EVANS". Playboy. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Netherton, Stephanie (13 November 2007). "Blanchard's Lindsey Evans wins Miss Louisiana Teen USA title". Shreveporttimes. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Vidya Rao, with reporting from the Associated Press (22 October 2008). "Miss Louisiana Teen USA loses crown after pot bust". TODAY.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Riverboat Queen" 56 (9). Playboy. October 2009: 72–82. 
  9. ^ "Blurred Lines Video Star Elle Evans Interview". Fashion Gone Rogue. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Elle Evans From 'Blurred Lines' Is Summer's Hottest Blonde". TheImproper.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  11. ^ Elle Evans Portfolio, Wilhelmina.com, Retrieved January 2015
  12. ^ "Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Model Elle Evans Interview". Lifestyle Mirror. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Elle Evans' photo "#11top11of2013 #ElleEvans in @Beyonce #musicvideo #HAUNTED #directed by #legendary #JonasAkerlund …" on WhoSay". whosay.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  14. ^ Jeff Rosenthal (16 December 2013). "Jonas Åkerlund on ‘Haunted’ and ‘Superpower’ -- Vulture". Vulture. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Elle Evans". BlogTalkRadio. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Relapse Magazine. "ISSUU - The Photo Annual - January 2013 by Relapse Magazine". Issuu. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Elle Oh Elle!". URBAN LUX MAGAZINE - STYLE - CULTURE - COMMUNITY. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  18. ^ Tess Eyrich. "Director Samuel Bayer Debuts Photography Exhibition at L.A. Gallery". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Listings - TWO AND A HALF MEN on CBS - TheFutonCritic.com". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  20. ^ m. "The James Bond 007 Dossier". The 007 Dossier. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Wet N Wild Commercial (2014)". popisms.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Mary Kay TV Commercial, 'Brand Color' Song by Kimbra". iSpot.tv. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  23. ^ Muse Releases Official Mercy Music Video Starring Elle Evans, AXS TV, June 2015, Retrieved September 2015
  24. ^ Elle Evans Suits Up In Bikini For Sexy Carl's Jr. Burger Battle, US Weekly, September 2015, Retrieved September 2015
  25. ^ Watch Bikini Models Play Volleyball Over A Cheeseburger, People.com Style News, September 2015, Retrieved September 2015
  26. ^ Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Trailer Teaser, Jul 2015, Retrieved September 2015
  27. ^ Liss, Sarah (1 November 2011). "How Deadmau5—a.k.a. DJ Joel Zimmerman—came to make $100,000 a show and have four million Facebook fans". Toronto Life. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  28. ^ deadmau5 (15 September 2011). "Facebook Post". Facebook. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  29. ^ Matt Bellamy Dating Elle Evans Since February, E! Online, April 2015, Retrieved September 2015
  30. ^ Matt Bellamy, 37, packs on the PDA with Kate Hudson lookalike girlfriend Elle Evans, 25, during romantic weekend in London, Daily Mail, August 2015, Retrieved September 2015

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