If you watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show every year, you might think you know everything about Victoria’s Secret supermodels, but I’m here to tell you that you probably don’t. I recently had the privilege of hearing Kylie Bisutti, a previous Victoria’s Secret Supermodel who gave up the lifestyle for moral reasons, speak in public. She also wrote a book, “I’m No Angel,” about her story and why she left a multi-million dollar contract with Victoria’s Secret. What she described as the lifestyle Victoria’s Secret supermodels lead is not one most women would imagine. If you want an inside scoop about what really goes on, check out these facts below. I think you’ll see that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, even if that means being a supermodel in the meantime.
1. Fake Hair
One of the main things you need to know about Victoria’s Secret supermodels is the hair that you think is so perfectly long and beautifully fixed, isn’t even their real hair at all. All models wear extensions, which Bisutti described as taking hours to put in. Their hair is almost always dyed to look more appealing as well.
2. Fake Skin
Almost all models are airbrushed before they go on stage, which takes away all appearances of cellulite, discolorations, and any flaws. They’re sprayed from head to toe with tanner, which can take hours to apply.
3. Fake Eyelashes
Almost all Victoria’s Secret models also wear fake eyelashes. Bisutti says she even felt like she had to wear them all the time because if she didn’t, she looked nothing like the real her, without all the fake eyelashes, along with the extensions and airbrushed skin.
4. Brutal Workouts
During training for shoots and shows, models work out well over a couple hours a day, and working out is a large part of their job. They’re made to stay incredibly small and tone every inch of their body, which not only takes a toll on their body, but can also lead to body obsession.
5. Rigid Diet
Sure, I eat healthy, really healthy, but I can’t imagine having someone else control my diet. Yet, that’s another part of the Victoria’s Secret lifestyle as well. They’re given trainers that tell them how much, when to eat, and how many calories they can have.
6. Alcohol before Shows
Another thing you need to know about Victoria’s Secret supermodels is that they’re usually given alcoholic beverages before shows to loosen them up and make them act flirty on stage. I’ll be honest, I never ever thought this would be part of a model’s lifestyle, yet when I learned of this, I can see when watching them on stage just how true this is.
7. Fake Pictures
Most all Victoria’s Secret models do not look like what we see in pictures. Their thighs are cut in half, their waistlines trimmed, and their busts are almost tripled or at least doubled in size.
I highly suggest picking up the book “I’m No Angel” by Kylie Bisutti if you haven’t heard of it, and want a great, short, inspirational read that’s also quite the page turner. I don’t know about you, but dreaming about being a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel isn’t something I’m interested in any longer. What about you?