Yeah, she seems pretty fat, doesn’t she?
Erin Heatherton was one of VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s SecretÃ¢â¬â¢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 doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean sheÃ¢â¬â¢s immune to feeling bad about herselfÃ¢â¬âparticularly when, a few years into her modeling career, Heatherton says she started facing pressure from others to drop pounds.
Ã¢â¬ÅMy last two VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅI look back like, Ã¢â¬ËReally?Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â (VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s Secret didnÃ¢â¬â¢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 VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s Secret show in 2013, her body Ã¢â¬Åjust wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t do it,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅI 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.Ã¢â¬Â
Shortly after that show, Heatherton parted ways with VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢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.
Ã¢â¬ÅI realized I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t go out into the worldÃ¢â¬âparading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to meÃ¢â¬âand tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this. IÃ¢â¬â¢m willing to sacrifice my pride, in a sense, and my privacy because I know that if I donÃ¢â¬â¢t speak about it, I could be withholding information that would really help women,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅIt hurts too much to keep it in, and thatÃ¢â¬â¢s why IÃ¢â¬â¢m not keeping it in now.Ã¢â¬Â
Is it just me or do we keep finding out more and more about VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s Secret being sort of shady? In 2014-15, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne quit working with VS, and now this.ÃÂ Anyway, I think VictoriaÃ¢â¬â¢s Secret executives should be super ashamed about Erin Heatherton and probably all the other women they’ve given complexes to. SUCKS.