AP/Richard Drew23-year-old model-turned-devout Christian Kylie Bisutti made waves this week when the New York Post published an excerpt from her upcoming book " I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model."
In the memoir, Bisutti writes “It wasn’t about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat" and claimed that she had to “play down my marriage … because I was supposed to be flirting with everyone all the time.”
Bisutti eventually left the profession "to honor god" by announcing her departure with this tweet: “I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife."
But today, Victoria's Secret is fighting back — saying "She was never a Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel.’"
The retailer goes so far as to say, " And contrary to Ms. Bisutti’s claims, she was never offered any subsequent modeling contracts or opportunities with Victoria’s Secret despite her multiple appeals for further work."
Victoria's Secret released this scathing statement clarifying Bisutti's role at their company:
“Ms. Bisutti has made numerous fabrications and misstatements of fact regarding her brief association with Victoria’s Secret. In 2009, Ms. Bisutti won an online amateur modeling competition and hasn’t worked for us since that year. The prize for the winning contestant was the unique opportunity to a one-time walk in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Ms. Bisutti also participated in a swim photo shoot in 2009. That was the extent of Ms. Bisutti’s involvement with Victoria’s Secret. She was never a Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ as defined by the terms of our Angel model contract. And contrary to Ms. Bisutti’s claims, she was never offered any subsequent modeling contracts or opportunities with Victoria’s Secret despite her multiple appeals for further work. She has repeatedly fabricated her work experience with Victoria’s Secret — including a relationship that simply did not exist.”
Meanwhile, Bisutti is trying to smoothe things over with Victoria's Secret via Twitter:
My story is all about honoring God with my body and being the right kind of role model to women and girls. Living for Christ vs myself...— Kylie Bisutti (@VSKylie) April 25, 2013
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