Kylie Bisutti, 21, won the lingerie brand's 2009 search for a new model to walk the runway at that year's fashion show. She beat out thousands of other contestants for the honor, and now she's giving it all up to live what she says as a more pious life.
WASHINGTON – A Victoria’s Secret model has traded the dream she worked to achieve since she was 14 for what she says is a more pious life dedicated to God and her husband.
Kylie Bisutti, 21, won the lingerie brand’s 2009 search for a new model to walk the runway at that year’s fashion show. Then a newlywed, she beat out thousands of other contestants for the honor, and now she’s giving it all up.
In manifesto she wrote on Live31.org — an online organization based around a Biblical passage describing a “wife of noble character” — Bisutti describes the heavenly calling she received to give up a career based upon physical beauty.
“I started my modeling career at the very young age of 14,” she writes. “It was always my dream to become a super model and to be a Victoria’s Secret model was my ultimate goal in life. I felt like I was born to walk the runway and at the age of 19 I achieved that goal.”
She goes on to describe enjoying the “hosted parties, dazzled red carpets” and other accoutrements that accompany a supermodel’s lifestyle.
“I selfishly desired the attention that I was getting and I gave in to worldly ways