Elizabeth Turner is a model and Instagram sensation, who has attracted almost a million followers to her social media accounts. She was also spotted with the Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, while the duo was chilling at the beach. Did they secretly date?
Early life and family
Elizabeth Cameron Turner was born on 30 July 1992, in Griffin, Georgia USA, so Her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. Her mother’s name is Annie Turner, who according to Elizabeth, has always been very supportive of all her endeavors, and has encouraged her to pursue her dreams whatever they are. Elizabeth’s father is a retired businessman. She has an elder sister, Sarah Taboada, who is a former model and currently works as a photographer, shooting engagement, weddings and family photos, and a younger brother, Harrison Turner.
Since her childhood, Elizabeth enjoyed being the center of attention; she has always been very active in various kinds of sports, doing a lot of volleyball, running and football.
Elizabeth matriculated from Archbishop Spalding High School in 2010, and right after enrolled at Duke University, graduating from there with a BSc in English Language and Literature/Letters. While studying in her university, Elizabeth underwent several successful internships, including Davis Entertainment, the Nasher Museum of Art, and Picture Shack Entertainment. She also worked in the position of a news anchor at Duke Student Broadcasting. Elizabeth feels blessed to have such an education: ‘My most prized possession is probably my Duke diploma.
Yes, I was missing out on beginning my career as a model while I was studying at Duke, but I wouldn’t trade that degree for anything’, she shared in her interview with GQ in 2016. She also said that if she wasn’t a model, she would be studying for a PhD in Psychology, as she is totally in love with the subject, and helping people.
Modelling career: first steps
Elizabeth started her modelling career while she was a senior in her high school, being featured in the pages of Teen Vogue back in 2010, and signed her first contract with Factor Women Model Management, located in Atlanta, Georgia. During the spring of 2010 Elizabeth worked for Belk magazine, and then in November she graced the cover of The South magazine.
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Later she appeared in the April issue of Seventeen Prom in 2011, and in January 2012 was featured in one of Kohl’s campaigns. Elizabeth soon understood that it was hard for her to balance her studies and her modelling career, so she took a break from working until graduating, and then got back into modelling in 2014. The gap in her working experience didn’t confuse anyone, and she soon received more offers from various brands and companies, as well as model agencies.
Further career development
Since 2014 Elizabeth has had a chance to work with LA Models, Wilhelmina Models, Elite Model Management, and Women/360 Management, and with such popular brands as Luli Fama, Jockey International and PacSun, also being featured in such respected magazines as GQ and Maxim.
Elizabeth graced the cover of the March issue of Glitter Japan in 2019. Since 2015, Elizabeth has been working as a brand ambassador for Guess Jeans and Lingerie, appearing in numerous commercial campaigns of the brand, and even represented it at Coachella in 2016. It is worth saying that Guess has signed contracts with such notable models as Naomi Campbell, Kate Upton and Anna Nicole Smith, so Elizabeth is in quite good company.
Since 2014 Elizabeth has been developing her Instagram account, and her efforts have borne fruit. She’s gained a massive following of her social media account, heading to a million milestone as of April 2020. She mostly posts her photos from various photoshoots, but sometimes shares something personal.
Her fame on social media has gained Elizabeth commercial contracts with such brands as AmEx and Frankie’s Bikinis.
Controversy with SnapChat
In July 2011 Elizabeth along with her elder sister Sarah modeled for a promotional campaign of the SnapChat application, also shooting for Picaboo initial application for iPhone. However, later the sisters discovered that their photos were used in further campaigns, so in September 2014, they both filed a lawsuit against SnapChat and Picaboo, accusing them of reputation damage and misusing the photos. Elizabeth also claimed that she worked for free with the SnapChat co-founder named Evan Spiegel, who convinced her to actually donate her photos for the project, and promised her not to use them anywhere else.
Sarah Turner also joined the shoot, meeting with Evan Spiegel and his colleague Bobby Murphy at Spiegel’s residence in Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. Elizabeth and Sarah later emphasized that their pictures were made only for an iPhone application version, while in fact they were used for the Android version of the app, as well as on the website of the application. Sarah and Elizabeth claimed that it was their photos which also helped the founders of SnapChat to reach the current valuation of the app, which at that moment was around $10 billion. The lawsuit was settled, but with no information on the payment made to the Turner sisters revealed.
Personal life. Did Elizabeth date Leonardo DiCaprio?
Elizabeth has always been very secretive about her private life, however, her name was in the headlines of all media in 2017, and her pictures with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The star of “Titanic” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” enjoyed his time with Elizabeth at one of the beaches of Malibu in September 2017, and they also were caught by paparazzi while having dinner together on 2 December 2017, according to Radar Online. Neither Elizabeth not Leonardo ever confirmed the fact of their relationship. It is worth mentioning that Leonardo dated another model Toni Garrn the same year of 2017, with whom he had an affair from 2013 to 2014, then breaking up for unknown reasons.
Elizabeth had a relationship with tennis reporter, Cale Hammond; the couple once enjoyed their time at one of the parties at LeBron James’ house (the basketball star) and were kicked out of the bedroom when LeBron himself appeared there to spend the time with three other women.
In September 2019 Elizabeth was spotted with Ryan James Eggold, as they were seen together at the football match of Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the New England Patriots.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Elizabeth works out a lot; her favorite type of cardio is boxing, sometimes kickboxing, which is much harder according to her. She also enjoys reading and watching movies at the cinema. Elizabeth’s dream destination is Australia; she hasn’t been there yet, but she would love to travel there, as she shared her dreams in her interview with GQ in 2017. She rarely reads the comments on her photos on her social media accounts.
Elizabeth does a lot of volunteering; she supported the Women’s Cancer Research Fund and also visited Food Bank For New York City to participate in “Feeding America” program, which is the largest hunger-relief program in the US.
Since Elizabeth is a vegan, she also promoted PETA’s campaign “Body By Vegan”, encouraging her followers to give up meat meals at least once a day or one day a week: ‘If you know me then you know one of the most important things in my life is loving and protecting animals. I choose to be vegan because I love ALL animals equally’, Elizabeth shared on her Instagram account.
Speaking about her craziest experience on a photoshoot, Elizabeth laughs: ‘I was once sitting in a water-filled bathtub for about six hours. The shoot was for a make-up campaign, and I had a team of four men making sure I was fully covered in bubbles at all times’, she recalled the unusual situation in one of her interviews.
Appearance, clothing style
Elizabeth has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, weighs around 136lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-24-35. Elizabeth’s followers and fans often notice traces of plastic surgery on her breast, however, the model has never revealed any details on the surgery she underwent. As to her clothing style, Elizabeth enjoys wearing all kinds of swimsuits and bikinis, while enjoying her time at the beach. She also likes casual dresses and light blue jeans.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Elizabeth’s net worth is estimated to be around $450,000. She also earns up to $4,700 per sponsored post on her Instagram account.