“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with former Victoria's Secret model turned role model Kylie Bisutti, who opened up about her career and what motivated her to write the book, “I’m No Angel.”
Kylie, who won the 2009 "Victoria's Secret Model Search," said she decided to write a book to tell her personal story and help girls with body image issues and eating disorders.
”I actually wore these jeans today because these are the jeans I used to wear when I was 16, and that's when my agency called me a fat pig,” the now 23-year-old explained. She went on to say that at the time she believed what the agencies were telling her. She would look in the mirror and cry because she thought she was huge.
Bisutti, who started modeling when she was fourteen, told AJ about the moment when she felt like things in her career began to go downhill.
She said, “During a magazine shoot for a men's magazine… I was being pressured to go further with the kinds of poses I was doing and take more clothes off, do more for the camera… that's when it really hit me, wow I was there to pose in lingerie to make men lust after me.”
Kylie’s book, which also explores how she left modeling to pursue her faith, caused a stir in the modeling world. Victoria's Secret even blasted Bisutti, saying she was never under contract.
“They put out their statement before they even read my book. If you read my book, you'll see there's no slamming going on.”
She claimed she never said she had a Victoria's Secret contract and only wrote about her experience as an angel and a lingerie model for the company.
Kylie added that she doesn’t regret walking away from a multi-million-dollar modeling career, because she is happy living in Montana and is focused on her marriage.
"I'm No Angel" is now available in bookstores nationwide.