Lindsay Ellingson, one of Victoria’s Secret’s top models, shows off her California-girl good looks for the new lingerie catalog in a stunning series of topless poses. Why let anything detract from her underwear?

Ellingson, 28, is one of the Victoria’s Secret’s 12 “Angels,” who are under contract for runway, lingerie and swimsuit brands.

She’s had the honor of becoming one of the fashion house’s signature models since 2011 and has appeared in the annual, televised fashion show for the past five years.

Ellingson was also featured in the 2010 Victoria’s Secret “SWIM” catalog and is one of three spokeswomen for “Body by Victoria” along with fellow “Angels” Alessandra Ambrosio and Marisa Miller.

Linsay Ellingson in Nothing But Panties

She was spotted by at a talent scouting event attend by hundreds of other model hopefuls. She’d heard about it on the radio and was a 19-year-old student at the time at the University of San Diego. At five-feet, 11-inches tall, she stood out in the crowd.

Her look has been described as “surfer girl-meets-Palm Beach princess mane,” with “saucer-size crystal-blue eyes, and long legs that go on for miles.”

Her new modeling agency thought so much for her it sent her straight to Paris. Designer John Galliano was so struck by her beauty he booked her to open Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer 2005 show, a major coup for a rookie model.

Aside from her stunning looks, she’s also known for her open, laid-back personality and her determination not to let the fashion industry go to her head.

“From day one, I’ve said one of my goals was never to change. I’ve always wanted to go home, and for my parents and sisters to know who I am. I’m still Lindsay!” she told Ocean Drive magazine in a 2005 interview.

And, that’s just the way we would want it. Check out her photos and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest fashion news.