Hell hath no fury like a lingerie company scorned. That’s what Kylie Bisutti is finding out this week, following the piece she penned for Wednesday’s New York Post detailing her experiences working with Victoria’s Secret and her subsequent decision to give up modeling and commit her time to Christianity.
The 23-year-old is vocal about her association with the brand, even going so far as to title her new book “I’m No Angel”, but as far as VS is concerned, she didn’t even come close to earning her wings. The company issued a statement to People magazine, undercutting Bisutti’s story and making her out to be something of an opportunist:
“Ms. Bisutti has made numerous fabrications and misstatements of fact regarding her brief association with Victoria’s Secret. In 2009, Ms. Bisutti won an online amateur modeling competition and hasn’t worked for us since that year. The prize for the winning contestant was the unique opportunity to a one-time walk in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Ms. Bisutti also participated in a swim photo shoot in 2009. That was the extent of Ms. Bisutti’s involvement with Victoria’s Secret. She was never a Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ as defined by the terms of our Angel model contract. And contrary to Ms. Bisutti’s claims, she was never offered any subsequent modeling contracts or opportunities with Victoria’s Secret despite her multiple appeals for further work. She has repeatedly fabricated her work experience with Victoria’s Secret — including a relationship that simply did not exist.”
Cashing in on “fabricated” stories? Sounds like someone isn’t all that angelic after all.