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Christian model Kylie Bisutti says her faith led to her stop working for Victoria's Secret.
Bisutti won the Victoria's Secret Model Search in 2009 after beating over 10,000 other young women in the competition. She says that she never felt comfortable modeling the revealing lingerie even though she had achieved a dream. "Victoria's Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise."
"But the more I was modeling lingerie, and lingerie isn't clothing, I just started becoming more uncomfortable with it because of my faith. 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," she told FOX411.
"I'm Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more convicted about it. It was pretty crazy because I finally achieved my biggest dream, the dream that I always wanted, but when I finally got it, it wasn't all that I thought it would be. Especially being married I just wanted to keep my marriage sacred because divorce rates now in America are pretty high, and I just want to do everything I can to keep my marriage special."
Bisutti married her husband Mike just before winning the Victoria's Secret competition; they have been happily married since then. "My body should only be for my husband, it's just a sacred thing," she said. "It's a very hard industry to be in without falling into things you don't want to do. I've fallen into many things that I wouldn't have wanted to do; it's a very tempting industry."
Now that her priorities have changed, Bisutti says her goal "is just to be a better role model for the youth. I just want them to see me as somebody that they can look up to and somebody that's going to be dressing appropriately, and I'm not going to get into things that I wouldn't want them to be getting into. I just want people to see something different about me because I have that faith, and I think it's so important for everyone to have."
Her newest projects include modeling with Jennifer Lopez in a Kohl's commercial and working on a new show airing in September.