Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton was told to lose weight

The former VS Angel opens up about her body image struggles

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Apr 2016

Erin's body image
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Former Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton looks pretty damn great to us but that's not what she's been made to believe. The model first revealed the body image struggles she had to go through in a post on Instagram last month. And in a recent interview with Motto, she shed a bit more light on the matter.

"My last two Victoria's Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight," said Erin who parted ways with Victoria's Secret in 2013. "I look back like, 'Really?'" She shared that not even two workouts a day could get her the results she wanted.

"I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me," Erin continued. "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."

During the three years of separation from the brand, Erin dedicated the time to focus on her body. "I realised I couldn't go out into the world – parading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to me – and tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this."

"I'm willing to sacrifice my pride, in a sense, and my privacy because I know that if I don't speak about it, I could be withholding information that would really help women," she added. "It hurts too much to keep it in, and that's why I'm not keeping it in now."

How can anyone tell Erin to lose weight when she looks this good?

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