After former model Kylie Bisutti started making the TV rounds to promote her new book, “I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model”, her one-time employer was quick to defend the company’s reputation by clarifying that she had only worked for Victoria’s Secretone time. So technically, the title of Kylie’s book is 100 percent accurate, because she was never an Angel, but Victoria’s Secret reps are still upset that the model-turned-promoter-of-faith has brought so much negative attention to them.
This is all great news for Kylie, naturally, as she was invited back to the Today Show yesterday to respond to Victoria’s Secret’s claims of bullshit attention whoredom, and she told host Savannah Guthrie that this was never about Victoria’s Secret, but the modeling industry as a whole. You see, it’s just a coincidence that the title uses both the term Angel and the name Victoria’s Secret. But I’m sure that’s all someone else’s fault, too. After all, no one can judge our book titles but God.
Kylie Bisutti claims in her new book that she gave up her brief modeling career because she hated feeling like a piece of meat, citing numerous examples of how she had to strip down to her underwear for photo shoots. Of course, she knowingly and willingly entered a Victoria’s Secret TV competition to win those opportunities, but she wrote that it was the stuff that happened after she won that really made her regret wanting to wear underwear for a living.
Now, reps from Victoria’s Secret have responded to the shots she takes at the company in her book, “I’m No Angel” by saying that she’s not honest either.
Ms. Bisutti has made numerous fabrications and misstatements of fact regarding her brief association with Victoria’s Secret… She was never a Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ as defined by the terms of our Angel model contract… She has repeatedly fabricated her work experience with Victoria’s Secret — including a relationship that simply did not exist. (People)
Yeah, but in her defense, the play on words in her book title is really clever because Victoria’s Secret models are called Angels and she’s really religious now. Then again, “These Tits are for God” would probably sell even better.
In 2009, an unknown model named Kylie Bisutti was rocketed into the spotlight after she topped 10,000 other women to win the Victoria’s Secret Angel Search. Of course, the iconic lingerie and women’s clothing company doesn’t just take any girl with a solid C-cup off the streets, as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show director, Sophia Neophitou, even once said they’d turn away Kate Upton because she looks like a Page 3 girl. Like that’s a bad thing.
But Kylie was perfect for them and she had no problem strutting her stuff on the big stage until one day when she was doing a shoot for FHM. She told the NY Post about her sudden change of heart now that she’s selling a book about that awful time in her life when she made a lot of money.
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.
And now she lives in Montana, where she’s happily married and volunteers for her church. But you know what might bring in a couple more bucks at the bake sale? No bra.
Somewhere, at some time, in some place, somebody decided that eighteen was the age at which we could start talking about how good looking girls are. I mean, there’s a much harder, firmer rule about the whole touching thing, and that’s a good rule. But there’s also the Internet community police thing about even saying anything sexual about girls until the age of consent. In the U.S. at least. In Europe, these same models are Brooke Shields underaging it from the time they can walk in heels. And in Mongolia, they’re on their fourth child well before what would’ve been their prom night. I pick on Mongolia only because I’m a coward who doesn’t want national pride hate mail.
Caroline Corinth is eighteen now. And Danish. And very very good looking. So Victoria’s Secret can openly pay her to take off almost all of her clothes and model underwear. When a major clothing company pays her to take off her clothes, they’re smart business people. When you or I ask her too take off her clothes, we’re pervs. Badge of shame, people. Wear that scorn proudly.
Every year there’s a new hot British model that every girl wants to be and every guy in a burgeoning rock band gets to bang. That girl is currently Cara Delevingne. She’s the ‘it’ model in London right now.Not only does Cara get to go to parties where I wouldn’t even pass the background check to bus tables, she gets paid a shitload of pounds sterling to model everybody’s clothes. Also, her cocaine is a better grade than what the dude who stands out by the Wendy’s near me is always pushing. In short, her life is awesome. But she deserves it because she was born good looking. Some folks are born smart or tall or attractive and they get some nice perks. Some folks are born with none of those things and they get to blog.
Girls seem to love Lena Dunham because she’s smart and fearless, the anti-sex symbol for a new generation of female comedians thanks to her hit HBO show Girls. Meanwhile, most guys are pretty torn over her, because they either can’t figure out why she’s taking her clothes off or they’re threatened by her empowering success. At the very least, she has a lot on her mind and she makes for some good quotes.
Dunham was the subject of Playboy’s latest batch of 20 questions, and my first thought upon reading the feature was, “Good God, Jessica Burciaga is like young, hot Jennifer Lopez all over again.” But then Dunham said some stuff about Victoria’s Secret Angels and that got my attention back.
Playboy: If you woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, what would you do for the rest of the day?
Dunham: I’d be really disoriented and wonder what had happened in the night. Which enemy had dragged me to the doctor? I don’t think I’d like it very much. There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now. I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you. It must be a big burden in some ways to look that way and be in public. That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then I’d call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation. (Playboy, NSFW site)
Sorry, but I’m willing to bet that Candice Swanepoel has never muttered the phrase, “Gosh, it’s just so hard being a beautiful woman.” Girl power’s cool and all, but let’s at least be realistic.