A former Victoria’s Secret model has traded in a promising fashion career to spread God’s word with her own Christian clothing line.
Kylie Bisutti, who quit the modelling industry because of her Christian beliefs, has launched God Inspired (or Gi), a Christian clothing line which features modest daywear for men and women.
The collection comprises of jeans, tops, jackets and accessories with Bible quotes or religious slogans emblazoned across them, such as “self-control” and “faithfulness”.
Prices range from $14.99 (£10) for a tank top to $99.99 (£65) for a pair of jeans.
“Ever feel moved to share God’s word with a friend, classmate, co-worker or even a stranger and then talk yourself out of it for whatever reason? The Bible tells us not to fear man, but many of us still fear rejection from time to time and are afraid to share our faith,” reads the website.
“Here at Gi, we want to make it easier for everyone to proclaim their faith and spread God’s word everywhere.”
Bisutti made her Victoria’s Secret debut after beating 10,000 hopefuls to win the lingerie giant’s Runway Angel model search in 2009.
But just two years later she turned her back on a lucrative career and made the transition to do-gooding Christian housewife after complaining that she “felt like a piece of meat”.
She says that selling sex started to make her feel uncomfortable about her faith.
“I didn’t really want to be that kind of role model for younger girls because I had a lot of younger Christian girls that were looking up to me and then thinking it was okay for them to walk around and show their bodies in lingerie to guys,” she said at the time.
Bisutti says she is using her experience to inspire other Christians, and believes that her brand is a good communication tool for Christians who are too shy to vocalise their beliefs.
“I know when I first became a Christian I was scared to tell people,” she says. “I didn’t know what to say and I thought that if I didn’t know what to say, I’d look stupid. If I had something like this to open the door, it would have been so much easier for me.”