Victoria's Secret model quits to reserve body 'for my husband'
One Victoria's Secret angel might be turning her back on lingerie modeling but she's not giving up her wings.
Model Kylie Bisutti, 21, has decided to leave Victoria's Secret because it clashes with her Christian beliefs.
“My body should only be for my husband and it's just a sacred thing,” Bisutti told FOX411′s Pop Tarts column. “I didn't really want to be that kind of role model for younger girls because I had a lot of younger Christian girls that were looking up to me and then thinking that it was OK for them to walk around and show their bodies in lingerie to guys.”
Bisutti beat out 10,000 hopefuls in 2009 to win the Victoria's Secret Model Search. She was 19 and recently married at the time.
“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,” Bisutti told FOX411. “I'm Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more convicted about it.”
But wearing the coveted angel wings and walking the runway with Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr wasn't quite what Bisutti had hoped for.
“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.
Bisutti had decided to leave the lingerie company awhile ago. On Dec. 1, the day after the nationally televised Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in which Bisutti didn't appear, the model posted to her Twitter page, “For all of you that were looking for me in the Victorias 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.”
Bisutti hasn't completely given up on modeling just yet. The beauty also posted to her Twitter page, “I am still modeling but only with brands that respect my decision not to wear lingerie. I am also doing TV work now :).”
She appears with Jennifer Lopez in a new Kohl's commercial, and she's working on a new television show to hit the CW in 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 told FOX411.
“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.”