Bisutti pursued her modeling career and experienced success, while struggling with the less-beautiful side of the beauty industry. Her crowning achievement as a model was being named Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. However, she soon realized she could no longer reconcile her faith with her lifestyle and gave up her wings.
I think this is a great book. Many women feel inadequate physically and focus on personal flaws instead of the inner beauty that shines from within. Bisutti shares the reality of the modeling industry and how women with seemingly perfect faces and figures are criticized and held up to an impossible standard. I think this would be an excellent required reading book for a middle or high school health class to show young men and women the falseness and superficiality that they chase after trying to achieve what they see in magazines or in movies.
I like the way Bisutti shares the journey of her faith. She learned about Jesus and made a commitment to live her life for him and he began to mold her for his glory. It wasn’t an overnight process and she acknowledges her bad choices along the way. However, through the book, readers see her journey of faith and her relationship deepen with Jesus.
I love the way that Bisutti makes a distinction throughout the book of inner and outer beauty. It is refreshing to have someone so beautiful on the outside also demonstrate an awareness that inner beauty is more important! This is a very good book that is a very quick read. I recommend it for any woman who has ever felt less than beautiful.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for purposes of review.