Victoria’s Secret said Kylie Bisutti was no Angel
Kylie Bisutti, 23, has made headlines this week when she claimed she was treated like a ”piece of meat” while working for Victoria’s Secret.
With over 10,000 contestants Kylie was the lucky winner of Victoria’s Secret first ever national model search in 2009 where she also walked in that year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Her short lived dream of modeling for Victoria’s Secret ended with her on her knees praying to God, “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!”
Bisutti stated “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.”
Two years after winning the contest, Bisutti sent out a tweet that read “I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife.”
Well, VS has had enough of Ms. Bisutti’s statements and finally released a counter statement:
“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.” – Victoria’s Secret Spokesperson
Bisutti, whose Twitter handle is @VSKylie and who describes herself on Twitte as a “servant of Christ” and a “blessed” wife and stepmom, is coming out with a book I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model.