Meet The Victoria's Secret Model Who Quit When Asked To Lose Weight

April 7, 2016
For 5 years Erin Heatherton modeled regularly in Victoria's Secret's fashion shows and catalogues. Then in 2013 she quit and nobody knew why.

Erin tells Time Magazine, “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. 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.”

Since giving up the lucrative modeling contract Erin says she's been able to accept herself. “I stepped away from hiding behind a fabricated version of myself. I no longer put actions behind my fears and insecurities.” She's also continued to get plenty of work as a model and actress. 

Here's Erin in the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show:

Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton

Photos: USA Today