Erin Heatherton (born Erin Heather Bubley; March 4, 1989) is an American fashion model and actress who . She is best known for her work as an official Angel for Victoria's Secret from 2008-2013, leading her also to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show from 2008-2013.
Heatheron is from Skokie, Illinois. She was discovered in her teens while on vacation in South Beach, Miami. Before long, she was on her way to New York, and by age 17 had a cover with Italian 'Flair.' Other covers include:
- Austria: 'Flair' - May 2010
- China: 'GQ' - May 2011
- Czech Republic: 'Elle' - July 2011
- Hungary: 'Flair' - May 2010
- Italy: 'Grazia' - 2006; 'D' - July 07 2007; 'Velvet' - January 2008
While Erin is no longer an official Angel, with her Angel contract ending in 2013, Erin's days of glory continue: she appears in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She, however, has not completely left her Victoria's Secret days behind: she has had some choice words about her experience there.
Recently, Erin revealed why she abruptly left Victoria's Secret. In her words:
"My last two Victoria's Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight. I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me," she recalled. And I got to a point where one night I got home from a workout and I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat."She left Victoria's Secret soon after.
The decision to leave Victoria's Secret was a turning point in Erin's life:
"The breakdown to breakthrough moment in my life has allowed me to become the truest version of myself. In my moment of 'failure,' I stood in the face of adversity," she said. "I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfill the demands of perfectionism upon me. I am not perfect. Through this struggle, however, I found the strength to love myself. I stood in my power."