It’s not every day that a girl get’s the chance to become a Victoria Secret model, but Kylie Bisutti, a model in one of the lingerie brands most coveted positions—an angel—recently walked away from it all to honor her husband and her commitment to God.
Kylie won Victoria Secret’s model search in 2009 at the age of 19, and although she enjoyed the perks that came along with the job, she said she started to feel torn spiritually.
“Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise,” she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. I actually loved it while I was there, it was so much fun and I had a blast. 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 convicted about it.”
Kylie’s marriage was also a big part of her decision to leave the brand. She got married right before winning the model search nearly three years ago, and said didn’t feel comfortable posing for men’s magazines and baring her body for other people.
“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.
“It was pretty crazy because I finally achieved my biggest dream, the dream that I always wanted, but when I finally got it, it wasn’t all that I thought it would be. Especially being married I just wanted to keep my marriage sacred because divorce rates now in America are pretty high, and I just want to do everything I can to keep my marriage special.”
“It is a very hard industry to be in without falling into things you don’t want to do,” she said. “I’ve fallen into many things that I wouldn’t have wanted to do, it’s a very tempting industry.”
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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