Yeah, she seems pretty fat, doesn’t she?
Erin Heatherton was one of Victoriaâ€™s Secretâ€™s go-to models for several years, but apparently she’s been totally over VS for a few years, which i don’t think anyone really realized…until this interview with Motto came out. Apparently, they kept riding her for not losing weight. Yeah, pretty disgusting. Here’s the excerpt:
Erin Heatherton might be a model, but that doesnâ€™t mean sheâ€™s immune to feeling bad about herselfâ€”particularly when, a few years into her modeling career, Heatherton says she started facing pressure from others to drop pounds.
â€œMy last two Victoriaâ€™s Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight,â€ she says. â€œI look back like, â€˜Really?â€™â€ (Victoriaâ€™s Secret didnâ€™t respond to our requests for comment on this.)
Heatherton says she initially worked hard trying to please the people she was working for by eating healthy and exercising twice a day. But while preparing for her last Victoriaâ€™s Secret show in 2013, her body â€œjust wouldnâ€™t do it,â€ she says. â€œI 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.â€
Shortly after that show, Heatherton parted ways with Victoriaâ€™s Secret. She says she went through a lot of self-questioning, wondering what was next for her. She also took that time to really focus on listening to her body.
â€œI realized I couldnâ€™t go out into the worldâ€”parading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to meâ€”and tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this. Iâ€™m willing to sacrifice my pride, in a sense, and my privacy because I know that if I donâ€™t speak about it, I could be withholding information that would really help women,â€ she says. â€œIt hurts too much to keep it in, and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m not keeping it in now.â€
Is it just me or do we keep finding out more and more about Victoriaâ€™s Secret being sort of shady? In 2014-15, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne quit working with VS, and now this.Â Anyway, I think Victoriaâ€™s Secret executives should be super ashamed about Erin Heatherton and probably all the other women they’ve given complexes to. SUCKS.