We often look up to famous models when it comes to having the “perfect” bodies, but as it turns out, even a Victoria’s Secret Angel like Erin Heatherton had struggles of her own when it came to dealing with society’s standards of beauty.
The 27-year-old American model, who was a regular on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk from 2008 to 2013, opened up to Time magazine’s Motto about how she had to endure tough body image issues back when she was still walking for the famous lingerie brand. â€‹"My last two Victoria's Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight," says Erin in the interview.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Model Erin Heatherton walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
In preparation for the VS Fashion Show in 2013, the model tried hard to shed some pounds by eating healthy and exercising twice a day.
"I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me," she recounts. "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."â€‹
Shortly after the show, the model left Victoria’s Secret and it was the last we’ve seen her donning the famous set of wings.
“I realized I couldn’t go out into the world—parading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to me—and tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this.”
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