Selita Ebanks isn’t someone you want to tussle with. If she thinks you’ve been putting the moves on her man, she’s going to tell you about it. And if she doesn’t like your response, there’s a very strong possibility that she’s going to punch you in the nose. Although Ebanks may look like a cute and innocent young woman with a body to die for, she’ll apparently mess you up without giving it a second thought. In short, don’t mess with fiesty fashion models.
Liza Irizarry experienced the wrath of Ebanks while partying at the Dream nightclub in Miami, Florida last November. When Irizarry gave Ebanks’ boyfriend a friendly peck on the cheek, the former Neiman Marcus model got her feathers seriously ruffled. Before too long, the situation started to turn ugly. Well, about as ugly as two models fighting can get, anyway.
“When she saw me, she said, ‘Don’t be kissing my man.’ I said to myself, ‘So what, that’s my friend.'”, Irizarry explained. “That’s when she hit me on the nose. I went to swing back – that’s when all her friends jumped in. I felt hair pulling and fists coming at me.”
After seeing a specialist about her busted snout on Monday, the Telemundo model discovered she had a complex nasal fracture and obstruction, both of which would require surgery to correct. Not surprisingly, Irizarry intends to file an assault and battery charge against Ebanks in Hudson County Superior Court. Why she went so long with a mangled nose is anybody guess.
An attorney for Ebanks called the lawsuit “baseless”. Big surprise there. Had the model actually owned up to the assault, I may have fallen out of my chair.