Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton recently gave her fans a lot of insight on what it is to be a famous lingerie model as she opened up about her past struggles with depression and body image, which were caused by the extremely high expectations she faced when she was a VS model:
‘My last two Victoria’s Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight. I look back, like, “Really?” I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me. 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. I realized I couldn’t go out into the world, parading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to me and tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this.’
… says Erin, who also mentions she used to work out twice every day in order to maintain her thin frame while working for VS.
Pictured above: Erin walking the VS runway in 2013, when she was told to lose weight.
Below: Erin these days.
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