It’s no secret that modeling for Victoria’s Secret requires little clothing, but former Angel Kylie Bisutti is shedding her modeling wings to focus on becoming a better role model for the youth and reserving her body for her husband.
“My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing,” Bisutti told FOX411′s Pop Tarts column. The 21-year-old beauty parted ways with VS after deciding that flaunting her bod publicly did not tie in with her Christian beliefs.
When the California native was 19, she beat out thousands of hopefuls to earn her wings in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Model Search. Bisutti was also married to husband Mike Bisutti at the time. After achieving her biggest dream to strut down the runway alongside the likes of Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, Bisutti realized that it wasn’t all she envisioned.
“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,” she said. “Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise. 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.”
After the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in December 2010, the just-turned-legal model, who was absent on the runway, tweeted (@VSKylie) her goodbyes to the lingerie biz.
“For all of you that were looking for me in the Victoria’s Secret runway show this year, I wasn’t in it. I have decided not to model lingerie because I personally feel that I am not honoring God or my husband by doing it. My marriage is very important & with divorce rates rising I want to do everything I can to protect my marriage and be respectful to my husband. God graciously gave me this marriage and this life and my desire is to live a Godly faithful life, I don’t however judge others for what they do. Everyone is convicted on different levels.”
The religiously conscious and loyally wedded wifey hasn’t completely abandoned her modeling career. She appears in the Kohl’s commercial with singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and has a CW11 show lined up for September.
“My goal is just to be a better role model for the youth. I just want them to see me as somebody that they can look up to and somebody that’s going to be dressing appropriately and I’m not going to get into things that I wouldn’t want them to be getting into,” Bisutti said. “I want to go over the top because I don’t think enough people go over the top about how serious all this is. I just want people to see something different about me because I have that faith and I think it’s so important for everyone to have.” –Adelle Platon