A Victoria’s Secret model has had a change of heart about her “flashy” career, and she credits it all to a growing understanding of the Christian faith.
Kylie Bisutti was on top of the world when she won at the Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel model search in 2009 — beating over 10,000 hopefuls for the title.
But just two years after winning her “wings,” the 21-year-old brunette has retired her lingerie, as she revealed the entire time she was struggling inside to reconcile her revealing career with her Christian faith.
“Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise,” Bisutti is quoted as saying by IBT. “But the more I was modeling lingerie, and lingerie isn’t clothing, I just started becoming more uncomfortable with it because of my faith. I’m Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more conflicted about it.”
Kylie, who married shortly before she won the model search in 2009, also admits her role as a wife and someone that was looked up to in her church body played a large part in her choice to quit.
“My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing,” she said. “I didn’t really want to be that kind of role model for younger girls because I had a lot of younger Christian girls that were looking up to me and then thinking that it was okay for them to walk around and show their bodies in lingerie to guys.”
Despite her choice to stop modeling in lingerie, Bisutti reveals she hasn’t given up a career in entertainment entirely. She is featured along with Jennifer Lopez in a Kohl’s commercial, and is working on a new show for the CW.
Watch Kylie Bisutti talk about her choice to quit modeling for Victoria’s Secret in the ABC clip below:
How do you feel about Kylie Bisutti’s decision to give up her Victoria’s Secret career for her faith? Do you agree that following God wholeheartedly would warrant such a bold move?