Former Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton has opened up about the body image struggles she faced while she was working for the brand. It has been three years, she left the brand.
It may seem amazing to be a Victoria’s Secret model, as one gets paid to work out and look beautiful. However, the package apparently comes with a price, as Heatherton suggests..
The former Victoria’s Secret model walked in the brand’s famous fashion show from 2008 to 2013.
According to Heatherton, during her last two Victoria’s Secret shows she was asked to lose weight.
She said that while preparing for her final Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2013, she was exercising twice a day. However, she was unable to get the results she wanted.
“I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me,” she said.
“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.”
It had been just a few years into her career as a model when Erin started to feel the stress of looking a “certain, perfect way,” says PopSugar.
After finishing her last show in 2013, she left the brand. She said that she realised that it was impossible for her go out into the world while showing off her body and herself in front of all those women who look up to her.
She added that she couldn’t tell them that this job is “easy and simple” and anyone can do it.
She believes that speaking out will help other women, who are suffering with body image issues. She wants to encourage them and ask them to be true to themselves., says ELLE.