On Monday evening's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn interviewed former Victoria's Secret model Kylie Bisutti, who quit a coveted modeling job with the mega-lingerie purveyor over concerns the role compromised her Christian faith.
She claims that even though it seems she gave up everything, all the publicity generated from her decision has actually helped, rather than hurt her career.
Glenn opened the segment by asking Bisutti how she came about finding her faith.
Bisutti, who grew up in Las Vegas -- a town obviously known best for its "sins" -- said that she started going to church only once she was in high school and that she wasn't baptized until she was age 16. It was a school friend who introduced the budding model to faith and the Lord. Bisutti told Glenn that her mother, and later father, have also started to find God in recent years.
She discussed the dark side of modeling, touching on a world filled with a pressure to achieve "perfection" by losing weight, which, in many instances, leads to debilitating eating disorders.
Bisutti claims that even though she beat out 10,000 other aspiring Victoria's Secret models, she soon realized --- especially after starting to read the Bible more -- that lingerie modeling was not conducive to "honoring God" or her new husband.
But it wasn't until she started posing for men's magazines like Maxim and FHM that Bisutti truly started to recoil from her newfound occupation. "It really broke my heart" to pose in lingerie that was not for women but instead intended for other men to see, she said.
She asserts that she is "so much happier now" that she has "found" who she truly is.
For Bisutti, happiness is "not in that world, but in what I am doing now."
"My faith is more important and I want to honor God," she said. "I don't feel like I am honoring him when I am half-naked."
While she claims that some people have tried to talk her out of quitting lingerie modeling -- and even ceded that one major apparel outfitter has refused to work with her since her decision -- she beamed that America's reaction been supportive.
Bisutti told Glenn that moving forward, she wants to work on being a "positive role model" for young girls and to impress upon others who perhaps have the same aspirations she once did, that there is "no happiness in getting that kind of attention" -- in other words, "getting half-naked."
"I thought all that attention, parties, runways would make me happy," Bisutti reflected. "It was all empty and selfish, and really when it comes down to it... the only thing that makes you happy fulfillment and love for others."
She told Glenn that even if she lost everything as a result of her choice, as long as her actions positively impact one girl, "it will have been worth it."
Glenn closed the segment by mentioning the birthday well-wishes Bisutti Tweeted to Glenn just last week. It turns out, she is in fact, quite a fan of the Glenn Beck Program.
Watch the heartening interview below: