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Personal story segment tonight giving up big money for religious reasons 23 year old -- -- city was on tractor earned millions of dollars as a model for the Victoria's Secret company.
But after some soul searching literally change the -- quit modeling.
For religious reasons.
-- author of the new book I'm no Angel from Victoria's Secret model to role model and she joins us now.
-- let's walk through this year you work in Newton you know for Victoria's Secret.
For two years but not constantly right you just did.
Things that you get say they're mad at you by the you know that right I.
Parts of Victoria's Secret -- is that I -- really do much for us but you were in the world for about two years right.
Well I started modeling when asked fourteen.
I -- victorious he can't run -- Angel competition has nineteen.
And before 2010.
I -- in 2009 before 2010 I had given that -- modeling.
So was that two years that.
All right but your primary focus was body modeling.
In the beginning did you think there was anything wrong with us.
I now on the very beginning when I first got involved with modeling I didn't think there's anything wrong with that.
You know seeing billboards everywhere of of women afternoon it it just kind of became a normal thing for me okay so what.
Prompted the change.
Well -- just change my heart completely.
And had that happen did it come to you.
Quickly did it come to you over a period of time.
It was over a period of time and different things taking place.
And him just opening my eyes -- in March 2 different things in the industry.
Okay and and the message that you believe you received from god was walked.
Well -- have a couple different messages.
My younger cousin and hill is about eight when she told me that's told me that she wanted to start drying up her food to look like me.
And to feel pretty.
When the throw up for food -- -- going to be and believe me to try to get skinny enough to do would you the app basically you weren't -- -- now islands okay.
But she -- -- -- -- she needed to do that feel pretty like me and be accepted by analysts.
And so fat and weighed out my -- heavily as well as.
You know being obscene and -- -- millions of men.
Rather than only being seen by my husband and OK but again you would do an -- for awhile.
And good would it was it after you got married that that that change occurred or.
I that I've gotten it right before.
Even place and so being married and modeling on today.
Alaskans are -- so it's -- You say it's safe to say that a once you got married then your outlook on this whole thing changed.
Is that safe to say that changed big time -- -- Do you now look back and I'm sure you know some the girls who shall do this and a well paid he's really doing something wrong sinful.
Enough for me and -- as a person on the session.
And and I -- cast judgment on other models.
Then anything they're doing -- have you discussed it with any of them.
I've discussed it with models.
And you know son.
-- -- they respect your your view what do they think you're nuts some of them think and that's.
You know a lot of people -- and that -- How bad it any of them say look we respect -- is you know look you gave up the money so you walking the walk you're not just talking the talk.
Many of them respect that.
Yes there are some models that definitely respect that and my stories in a positive influence on models as well that are now.
You know giving up some things that I did all right the book is on -- -- -- thanks for coming in nice to mention to you for having me.
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