11/25/2013 02:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

We Barely Recognized Lindsay Ellingson On Her Elle Italia Cover (PHOTOS)

We're used to seeing Victoria's Secret Angels dolled up for the annual fashion show and various catalogs and campaigns throughout the year. But take off their heavy makeup, slick back their bouncy hair and throw them in high fashion duds, and we're sufficiently confused.

In fact, we almost didn't recognize VS model Lindsay Ellingson on the cover of Elle Italia's December 2013 issue. The edgy styling, courtesy of Sofia Odero, coupled with the pared-down hair and makeup made the 29-year-old look much trendier than we've ever seen her. There were no VS-style, uber sexy bells and whistles in sight.

Check out her cover below and see the rest of the shoot here. How different does Ellingson look off the VS runway?

Lindsay on Elle Italia:


Lindsay on the Victoria's Secret catwalk:


See the rest of the Angels at the VS show:

2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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