Lingerie model quitting Victoria’s Secret over religious beliefs
Washington: Kylie Bisutti has decided to quit Victoria``s Secret at just 21 because modelling lingerie does not confirm with her Christian beliefs.
Bisutti won Victoria’s Secret Model Search in 2009 when she was 19, beating 10,000 other hopefuls.
“Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise,” she told Fox News.
“I actually loved it while I was there, it was so much fun and I had a blast. But the more I was modelling 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 convicted about it,” she stated.
Bisutti, from Simi Valley, California, was married shortly before getting her wings, and she said that was also a factor in her decision.
She said that in the wake of baring her body as an Angel, she was also hosting parties, posing for men’s magazines, and craving more and more attention.
But she was not feeling good about herself.
“My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing,” Bisutti stated.
“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,” she added.
However, she is not giving up modelling just yet.
“I am still modeling but only with brands that respect my decision not to wear lingerie. I am also doing TV work now,” she said on Twitter.