Former Victoria’s Secret Model Kylie Bisutti: ‘I Felt Like a Piece of Meat’

A former winner of the Victoria’s Secret Angel Search competition in 2009, shares her memories of the former employer.

Kylie Bisutti entered a model search at the age of 19 and soon became a potential Victoria’s Secret Angel, the model who serves as the lingerie line’s brand ambassadors. Photo: Australia Luxe Collective/Flickr

In her new book “I’m No Angel,” the beauty reveals that she didn’t enjoyed working for Victoria’s Secret and “felt like a piece of meat” oting to trade in her lingerie for a quiet life in Montana.

In an excerpt obtained today, the former Angel-to-be recalls laying on a bed in little clothing while a photographer encouraged her to pose more provocatively.

“That’s when it hit me. I was being paid to strip down and pose provocatively to titillate men. It wasn’t about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat,” Bisutti writes.

“The next day, I broke down and started sobbing. I was in my bedroom and dropped to my knees and started to pray. ‘God, why did you have me win the Victoria’s Secret Angel competition if it was going to make me feel this way? I’m not honoring my husband. I just want answers!'”

In one of her interview Bisutti says that when it came to the famous lingerie brand, she and some other models were encouraged to play down relationships unless they were married to celebrities because “I was supposed to be flirting with everyone all the time.”

Last year Bisutti announced her decision to quit modeling to reserve her body “for her husband,” giving up a multimillion-dollar deal. She’s currently living the quiet life in Montana Protector tube and  says life outside the limelight is sweet.

In her new book, the model says she wants women around the world to know beauty is not about looks but about what’s in someone’s heart.

“Turns out God had a plan all along. I’ve never been more content,” she said.

Yahoo! News asked its “omg! Insider” community to chime in on the topic.

“I think it’s brave. Anyone that gives up a great career to serve God deserves my respect. Way to go. ” AndreaKCC tweeted.

“I can’t imagine being a VS model is terribly fulfilling. However if she donated her income to needy that would serve God,” MomsThoughts wrote.

Stephen Dimmick wrote on Facebook : “We were born naked and the biggest sin is that people have been taught to be ashamed of their bodies.”

“She knew what she was getting in to, but she can grow as a person and decide it’s not the life for her… good for her for making up her own mind and not letting anyone convince her to continue something she wasn’t comfortable with,” Dianne Shook Brubaker posted.

Andre Drew shared his opinion: “For me its in the middle. I’m sure she knew what she was getting into, I mean come on its Victoria secret. But on the other hand if she felt tht her religion wasn’t really right with her line if work then she should get out if they are treating her ‘like a piece of meat'”.

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