It is the dream of every aspiring model to one day grace the legendary Victoria’s Secret runway. For 19-year-old Kylie Bisutti, this dream came to life after she beat over 10,000 other beauties in the first ever Victoria’s Secret Runway Competition in November 2009. Along with the rest of the world, Kylie had no idea that she had won until the night of the annual VS Fashion Show, when she and front runner Jamie Lee Darley were backstage both ready to walk and receive the results, which would determine which contestant would strut the VS runway – ultimately Kylie Bisutti was chosen as the winner and Victoria Secret gave her wings to open the much anticipated holiday Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Directly after winning, Kylie joined the VS team which includes the worlds most recognized models from Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr & Marisa Miller. She was immediately flown to St. Barts to shoot the prestigious Victoria’s Secret swimwear catalogue and soon after, Kylie was also signed to one of the most prestigious agencies, IMG Models, who also represents Supermodels such as Gisele, Heidi Klum, and Jessica Stam. In May 2010, Maxim Magazine also confirmed that Kylie had made the annual Maxim Hot 100 List, coming in at #85.
Born in the small town of Twin Falls, ID, Kylie grew up always wanting to be a model. At 15, her mother sent photos to local modeling agencies, which immediately secured a few jobs and even took her overseas to Thailand and Japan. However, at age 18, Kylie left the world of modeling and decided to explore her other passion for business and decided to start working for her father’s company. When Kylie heard about the Victoria’s Secret competition, she casually decided to enter, but did not have any expectations.
Winning fortunately put this natural beauty back in front of the camera, showing off her real-girl, fun and flirty personality – a true role model for all girls. Being associated with Victoria’s Secret makes Kylie very proud as she now has the platform to help women of all ages be confident in their own skin.
In addition to life in front of the camera, Kylie also aspires to one day start a non-profit organization benefiting orphaned children. March 1st, 2010 launched the Australia Luxe STOMP Campaign which Kylie is helping to raise funds and awareness for her chosen charity “A Chance for Children”. Winning the Victoria’s Secret Runway Competition is only the beginning of what is sure to be a long and successful modeling career for the self-described “go-getter”; with her charisma, ambition, and looks, Kylie’s star has only just begun to rise.