Kylie Bisutti (née Ludlow; born March 31, 1990) is an American author, clothing designer and former Victoria's Secret model. She is probably most famous for having renounced the modelling world in 2012 in order to pursue her Christian faith.
Kylie is from Simi Valley, California and grew up Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father was a professional poker dealer, and Kylie became interested in the entertainment world at an early age. When she was eight she won a casting call at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, and after that friends kept suggesting that she become a professional model. She also became interested in religion when, at age 15, a friend invited her to a church youth group party and she became Christian. At age 18, she met Mike Bisutti, and they were married in Cabo San Lucas in 2009.
An extremely attractive girl, Kylie moved to New York City at age 16 to pursue her dream of a modelling career. She entered and won the high-profile 2009 "Victoria's Secret Model Search" competition, broadcast online through CBS and concluded during the December 1st airing of that year's Fashion Show. Part of her reward was that she walked at the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The woman that Kylie beat, Jamie Lee Darley, also appeared in that show, though Darley's appearance was not televised.
Kylie made appearances in the usual lads magazines, FHM and Maxim. After a while, though, her faith became a higher priority than modelling, and in 2012 she quit modelling. The following year, Kylie released her memoir, "I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model," which dealt with her decision to quit modelling because of what she saw as its conflicts with her religion.
|Kylie Bisutti's autobiography|
In her autobiography, Kylie claimed that modelling was an unhealthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually. She tweeted, "I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife." Victoria's Secret, meanwhile, disputed several of Kylie's assertions and claimed in essence that they had barely even heard of her despite the fact that she had walked in the 2009 Show. In relevant part, their statement read:
"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."
Kylie now lives in Montana and has launched a clothing line designed to promote modesty. She stated that:
"Today, I'm focused on creating a Christian clothing line, speaking tours and my blog, imnoangel.org. My clothing line comes out next month, and it will feature models of all shapes and sizes promoting our modest clothes," she said. "I want girls to see people who look like them, so they feel good about themselves."
Needless to say, Kylie Bisutti has become a huge role model to some women and an absolute pariah in some corners of the modelling world. One thing is for certain: Kylie Bisutti is a beautiful woman who does it her way.