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Kylie Bisutti, Victoria's Secret Model, Prioritizes Faith Over Lingerie (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/08/2012 10:48 am EST Updated: 04/25/2013 11:44 am EDT

Most models dream of landing a spot in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. When it happened to Kylie Bisutti, who won the lingerie brand's model search in 2009, she was thrilled with the honor and the fun extras it brought.

"One of the big perks I noticed," she wrote in The Huffington Post, "was all the invitations and opportunities to attend these star-studded events that I had never even considered going to before."

But all the perks weren't enough to lure her further down Victoria's Secret's glittering path, as Kylie told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. Her religion started getting in the way:

"Victoria's Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise. I actually loved it while I was there, it was so much fun and I had a blast. But the more I was modeling lingerie, and lingerie isn't clothing, I just started becoming more uncomfortable with it because of my faith...

I'm Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more convicted about it."

Her marriage played an important role in changing her mind. "I just want to do everything I can to keep my marriage special," she revealed to FOX411’s Pop Tarts. "My body should only be for my husband and it's just a sacred thing."

It's a respectable stance, much as we love our Victoria's Secret models (many of whom, like Doutzen and Adriana, are married). Kylie's story has gotten noticed by the media and subsequently by Christian fans, who tweet at her and thank her for her inspiration (one follower tweeted: "i'm Christian and my dream is to become a VS angel but now that I read your story on Fox, I'm rethinking it! You are a Role Model!")

The 21-year-old hasn't given up modeling completely. She'll be starring in a Kohl's commercial alongside Jennifer Lopez, FOX411 reports, as well as a yet-unnamed CW show.

We also found another recent body of work: a sultry 2011 shoot for FHM for which Kylie posed in swimsuits, babydoll tees and, yes, skimpy lingerie (check out the video below).

It might seem like a glaring inconsistency, but based on Kylie's constant stream of wholesome tweets and future projects, we're guessing it was just one last hurrah.

Read more from the Christian model at FoxNews.com and see photos of her (in both lingerie and more modest gear) in the slideshow.

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