Former Victoria’s Secret’s model spoke with New York Post about her life as a model, giving her life to God, her upcoming Christian clothing line, & her new book entitled, “I’m No Angel”.
Here’s what she had to say about extreme dieting
“I pretty much restricted my diet to oatmeal, fruits and vegetables to meet runway expectations. I’m 5-foot-10, and I got down to 115 pounds with measurements of 34-24-34. In February 2007, New York Fashion Week was approaching, and while everyone I knew was being sent out to auditions, I wasn’t. ‘Why am I still going on test shoots?’ I asked my agent. ‘It’s because you look like a fat cow right now, Kylie. You need to lose 2 inches off of your hips,’ the agent said. After cutting my diet even further to just pineapples, watermelon and liters of water while exercising two hours a day, six days a week, I finally dropped down to 108 pounds, which satisfied my agent, and the gigs started rolling in.”
When she knew it was time to quit modeling
“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. 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!’ That was two years ago. Today, I’m living in Montana with my husband, enjoying the fresh air and volunteering with our church.”
About her life now
Today, I’m living in Montana with my husband, enjoying the fresh air and volunteering with our church. The old me would never have believed that I gave up my career for this quiet, country life. When I was a little girl growing up in Las Vegas, surrounded by billboards of half-dressed women, I dreamed of becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel. I thought the models I saw defined beauty, and beauty meant you were important. I would watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows at home on TV and imitate the models’ signature struts when I’d walk to my bedroom at night.
This girl, who beat over 10,000 other girls in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret’s Angel search competition, said that when most would feel proud at her career peak, she felt exploited.
Her story is a good read! She also says Adriana Lima is her favorite angel, we clearly have a lot in common. LOL!
Click here to read her entire article on NY Post.