Born in Brisbane, Australia Ellie spent her childhood climbing trees, exploring nature, riding bikes and horses. Which surprised most when Ellies career would turn out to be modelling.
An outgoing, bushy eyebrowed, tomboy Ellie originally aspired to become an actress as a young child, but was picked up by an talent scout shortly after her thirteenth birthday. Ellie attended a Brisbane school and pursued modelling between holidays, which she then graduated from in 2008 and went on to successfully pursue modeling full time.
Since then, Ellie has modelled for various well known clothing labels, print advertisements and has been featured in and on the cover of numerous magazines. On top of that, she went on to design her own swimwear collection, which first launched in 2012 and gained massive international momentum and exposure after Aussie Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice tweeted out a selfie in one of the bikinis causing the internet, major TV, radio shows and blogs to crash all over the world. Even Hollywood took notice of them with the story being featured on E! News.
Ellie has also become a proud global ambassador for Australia Zoos charity; Wildlife Warriors alongside other internationally known names including Bindi Irwin and Justin Timberlake. She is committed to raising awareness for equal treatment of animals and aims to send a wildlife conservation message to all who join her journey.
Ellie has become one of the most followed models on social media. With her YouTube channel having millions of views and thousands of subscribers to almost over half a million Instagram followers and well over 1.3 million fans on her Facebook page. Ellie shares her life with her fans and enjoys being a role model for people to follow their goals in life – whatever they may be.
Gonsalves relocated to Los Angeles in early 2014 upon being scouted by a high profile LA management team which then had her signed to ‘CESD', one of New York and Los Angeles most successful agencies.
With having achieved all of this in her early 20s; Ellies success story is fuelled by ongoing passion, dedication & hard work.
1 of 4 children.
Lives in Los Angeles.
Rode horses for 10 years.
Was a ballerina for 5 years.
Was a tomboy from age 5.
Has a Pomeranian named Daisy.
Has 8 years of singing experience/vocal training
Is of Australian, Portuguese and Caribbean ancestry.
Has ranked #09 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Enjoys staying active daily and lives a healthy, positive lifestyle.
Has appeared on the cover of MAXIM Magazine 3 times, being the only Australian model to do so.