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Model Chooses Faith Over Victoria’s Secret

Has your love for God made you change your ways? For model Kylie Bisutti, it led her to give up her dream.

Bisutti’s goal was to be a Victoria’s Secret model. In 2009, that dream came true when she won a model search. However, as time went on, her faith made it difficult for her to model underwear. She felt uncomfortable and decided to quit modeling immodest clothing.

“Victoria’s Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise” (Kylie Bisutti).

Being a Christian means more than just believing in God. It means believing in Jesus Christ, believing that Jesus is the son of God, and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. In addition, there are biblical teachings we need to follow and values we should adhere to, including modesty.

Let’s not forget the effects of what a Victoria’s Secret model does. Often, when a man views a woman in sexy lingerie, he becomes lustful. That’s the intent. Sex sells, right? And the results are effective. But in Matthew 5:28 it reads, “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

As Christians we are not perfect–we make mistakes. But once we recognize the mistake, we need to get right with God and strive to be better. This is what Bisutti feels. But she goes further by recognizing her position as a role model.

“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 okay for them to walk around and show their bodies in lingerie to guys” (Kylie Bisutti).

Bisutti’s story is very similar to that of Project Inspired founder Nicole. As you probably know, Nicole’s also a model and she too chose to stop posing in controversial shoots because of her faith. Take a moment to read Nicole’s story if you’re not familiar with it.

I feel that this and Nicole’s story are very inspirational because they recognize that as Christians, we have a responsibility. Neither of them gave up on their dreams–they just made sure that they glorified God while fulfilling them.

Ladies, I do pray that you all strive to fulfill your dreams, but like Bisutti and Nicole, I pray also that you please and glorify God as you do so.  After all, who makes your dreams come true in the first place?

What do you think about Bisutti’s decision? Have you ever given up a dream or modified it so that it glorifies God?

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27 Comments

  1. pinkkitty523

    Posted by pinkkitty523 on August 6, 2013 at 13:45

    I may not be a model but I still get uncomfortable when I see a picture in the girls section of a woman with not much on!

    • lovescats

      Posted by lovescats on August 7, 2013 at 22:47

      same here if a Victoria’s secrect ever wanted me to model for them I would say heck no I rather be a proverbs 31 women than a Victoria secret model I would rather play in mud then model for you because I am saving myself for my future husband good luck finding a women who has no values to model for you god’s girl out 🙂 what do you think about my response

  2. sofie-genesis

    Posted by sofie-genesis on May 31, 2013 at 14:45

    PRAISE THE LORD :D!!

  3. Alexia785

    Posted by Alexia785 on May 21, 2013 at 10:11

    Oh! That Rocks! Way to go girl!

  4. Savedbymysavior23

    Posted by Savedbymysavior23 on May 4, 2013 at 07:23

    That’s so awesome!!! 😀

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by ncharle3 on January 15, 2013 at 15:47

    those are the heart-warming stories that you don’t hear in the news 🙁

  6. Shevtrixie

    Posted by Shevtrixie on September 21, 2012 at 17:28

    I used to write music and sing about my heartbreaks and now I sing worship to my God and use my voice as an instrument for his glory! 🙂

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on August 12, 2012 at 18:00

    i had to give up region band when i first became a Christian…. i had to go through some failures in my passion in order to grow in Christ… but now i realize that God wants me to use my talent for HIS GLORY!

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ryleigh on June 28, 2012 at 13:12

    modified my dance teams dance because it was suggestive. we did sexy hand movements and i stoppped in the middle of practicing and i said “Stop! I can’t do this! I don’t care if we lose the tournament, i just cant do this dance. its againsts my belief system andyou guys can continue this, but i will sit out. ” they changed the whole thing. they changed the song fireball to call me maybe, they changed all of the choreography. and the other christian girls came up to me later and said thank you. and guess what. WE WON THE DANCE COMPETITION!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by elliejean on April 17, 2012 at 11:59

    I saw this on my favorite modest swimwear page! “rey swimwear” SOOO COOL!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by Innerbeauty13 on February 23, 2012 at 14:01

    I love reading stuff like this. Being a christian is all about having a true relationship with god. I love that she stand up for jesus.

  11. kara719

    Posted by kara719 on February 17, 2012 at 19:00

    I read about this on Yahoo! It’s nice she can still model and honor God at the same time! I like how she also did it for her husband. very sweet 🙂

  12. Jesusrockz1122

    Posted by Jesusrockz1122 on February 17, 2012 at 18:59

    That’s awesome and I might just let, God, handle my dream NOW!!

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Spiderkitkat on February 17, 2012 at 08:35

    WHY DO ALL THE VIDEOS ON THIS SITE SAY PRIVATE!?!?!?!?

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by ThinkPink on February 13, 2012 at 12:50

    I was so happy when I heard about this! She’s so strong to turn her back on her life-long dream for her faith

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by th3at3rn3rd96 on February 11, 2012 at 13:49

    Wow, that newscaster was really annoying! She seemed very condescending to Kylie’s beliefs and motivations for dropping Victoria Secret’s pornographic ads.

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rachel on February 11, 2012 at 12:39

    Wow! I’m so glad there are still things like this happening, even in today’s world. So inspiring! 🙂 Good for her

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by Beautiful Bride on February 11, 2012 at 10:56

    I use to want to be a Victorias Secret model this lead into my eating disorder and insucrity about not being tall.Then I met my husband and he said he never wants a girl whose a model.He helped me find God and I later deciced I will never model for them or any company.I don’t want to be an object.

  18. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on February 11, 2012 at 09:53

    That is so great! I’m very proud of her!

  19. trumpetchick

    Posted by trumpetchick on February 10, 2012 at 21:24

    I love it when this kind of stuff happens. Hooray!

  20. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 10, 2012 at 20:03

    I’m so glad that there are such things as christian models!

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Maddie on February 10, 2012 at 17:39

    That is a very admirable decision! For her to give up her whole career to honor God is just pure awesomeness. It shows how much she’s devoted to Him.

    • kara719

      Posted by kara719 on February 17, 2012 at 18:56

      she didn’t give up her whole career. I read the article on yahoo. she is still modeling but for things that honor God.

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by Janazza on February 10, 2012 at 16:51

    I totally understand why Kylie Bisutti gave up on her dream. We all have dreams, but some are not what God wants us to chase after. I’m very proud of her. I struggle with letting go of human desires(just like everyone else), but I too need to let go of my human desires to actually be faithful to God.

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by haley_nicole_4_Christ on February 10, 2012 at 16:43

    I’m so proud of her! 😀

  24. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on February 10, 2012 at 15:01

    Another story of a Victoria Secret model choosing the Lord over lingerie!! It is so cool to see that both Nicole and Kylie have chosen God over a carrier, and having that lead them into gigs that would be more godly. Thanks you Nicole for such a beautiful example of a role model! 😀

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by laxgirl3 on February 10, 2012 at 14:41

    thats soooo great!!!!!! that is just amazing!! you go girl!!! ♥