Friday, February 10, 2012

From Victoria's Secret to Proverbs 31

Interesting story from Joe Carter at the Gospel Coalition:
In 2009, 19-year-old Kylie Bisutti beat out 10,000 other young women to win the Victoria's Secret Model Search. Now, at 21, Bisutti says she quit working for the company because modeling lingerie does not conform to her Christian beliefs.....

....While Bisutti will continue with her modeling career, she'll do so with her clothes on:
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.
On the website of Live31, a non-profit organization promoting healthy self-image through a biblical worldview, Bisutti shares her story and explains how her local church played a role in her decision. In an essay titled "I Quit Being A Victoria's Secret Model To Become A Proverbs 31 Wife," she says, "Christ also led my husband and I to a great church that has helped me so much. It is a lot easier to stay grounded when you are plugged into a church and fellowship with other believers."
I wish her and her husband well. And BTW, if you clicked here looking for lingerie pictures, this is not that kind of blog!