I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model

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In December 2011, 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel Kylie Bisutti stunned the fashion industry when she chose faith over fame and fortune and made the switch from supermodel to role model.

In I’m No Angel, Kylie shares her story―from her early years as she struggled to make it big in the cutthroat world of modeling, to her “big break” winning the Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel competition, to the disillusionment and spiritual warfare that followed. After finally realizing that she could no longer reconcile her career with her Christian beliefs, she surrendered her life to God and dedicated her life to preaching a message of modesty and inner beauty.

Along the way, Kylie talks about her personal struggles with inadequacy, low self-esteem, and her near-constant quest for approval in a world where you can never be thin enough, pretty enough, or sexy enough. She helps readers understand that true beauty lies within and that real fulfillment comes from knowing, loving, and serving Christ.

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They say Beauty is pain . . .
They don’t know the half of it.


Twenty-one-year-old Kylie Bisutti stunned the fashion industry and the world when she chose faith over fame and fortune and walked away from the most coveted title in modeling: Victoria’s Secret Angel.

In I’m No Angel, Kylie shares her story―from her early teen years as she struggled to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling to winning the Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel competition to the disillusionment and spiritual struggles that followed. She also shares the moment she realized she could no longer reconcile her career with her Christian beliefs, turned in her wings, and dedicated her life to sharing a message of modesty and inner beauty.

Kylie provides readers with a no-holds-barred look at the harsh realities of the modeling industry as she shares her personal struggles with low self-esteem and her constant quest for approval in a world where it’s impossible to be thin enough, pretty enough, or sexy enough. Along the way, she helps readers understand the powerful truth that real beauty lies within.

I’m No Angel is not only a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the ugly side of being beautiful; it is also a powerful testimony to the indescribable peace and fulfillment that come from knowing, serving, and loving Christ.

From I’m no Angel . . .
Oh great . . . the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show . . . another reason not to eat.

All over the country, young women were filling the Twittersphere with words of anxiety and insecurity in anticipation of watching the Victoria’s Secret Angels walk down the runway in a few weeks.

Those poor things, I thought as I read one angst-filled tweet after another. If they only knew what I know.

Then it hit me like a lightning bolt―the answer to the question I’d been asking the Lord for months. So that’s why You let me win!

A smile teased the corners of my mouth as I logged into my Twitter account for the first time in a long while and typed:

I quit being a VS model to become a Proverbs 31 wife.

As I typed the words that would change my life forever, I thought, Well, if my modeling career wasn’t over before, it is now. And yet I had total peace about my decision. I knew it was the right message―one that would free thousands of girls trapped in a world full of insecurity, self-loathing, eating disorders, and emptiness. A world I was all too familiar with. And a world I wanted no part of anymore.

My old life was over.

My new life had begun.

Kylie Bisutti was just nineteen years old when she beat out more than ten thousand other contestants to win the coveted title of Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel as part of a nationally televised competition that captivated the attention of millions of viewers across the country and around the world.

Shortly thereafter, Kylie shocked both fans and critics when she made the controversial decision to walk away from her high-profile, multimillion- dollar career because she couldn’t reconcile modeling lingerie with her Christian beliefs.

Now retired from modeling, Kylie has become a sought-after speaker, sharing her message on the importance of modesty and helping young women understand that true beauty comes from within. Her firsthand accounts of the harsh realities of the modeling industry and the truth behind the images the media presents as “feminine perfection” have captivated audiences the world over and have the power to forever change the way women view the media, the modeling industry, and themselves.

Kylie lives in northern Montana with her husband, Mike.

From the Inside Flap:

From I'm no Angel . . ."Oh great . . . the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show . . . another reason not to eat."All over the country, young women were filling the Twittersphere with words of anxiety and insecurity in anticipation of watching the Victoria's Secret Angels walk down the runway in a few weeks."Those poor things," I thought as I read one angst-filled tweet after another. "If they only knew what I know."Then it hit me like a lightning bolt--the answer to the question I'd been asking the Lord for months. "So that's why You let me win!"A smile teased the corners of my mouth as I logged into my Twitter account for the first time in a long while and typed: "I quit being a VS model to become a Proverbs 31 wife."As I typed the words that would change my life forever, I thought, "Well, if my modeling career wasn't over before, it is now." And yet I had total peace about my decision. I knew it was the right message--one that would free thousands of girls trapped in a world full of insecurity, self-loathing, eating disorders, and emptiness. A world I was all too familiar with. And a world I wanted no part of anymore.My old life was over.My new life had begun.Kylie Bisutti was just nineteen years old when she beat out more than ten thousand other contestants to win the coveted title of Victoria's Secret Runway Angel as part of a nationally televised competition that captivated the attention of millions of viewers across the country and around the world.Shortly thereafter, Kylie shocked both fans and critics when she made the controversial decision to walk away from her high-profile, multimillion- dollar career because she couldn't reconcile modeling lingerie with her Christian beliefs.Now retired from modeling, Kylie has become a sought-after speaker, sharing her message on the importance of modesty and helping young women understand that true beauty comes from within. Her firsthand accounts of the harsh realities of the modeling industry and the truth behind the images the media presents as "feminine perfection" have captivated audiences the world over and have the power to forever change the way women view the media, the modeling industry, and themselves.Kylie lives in northern Montana with her husband, Mike.

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