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?