Kylie Bisutti insists she isn't slamming Victoria's Secret by saying that she felt "like a piece of meat" while briefly modeling for the brand.
But the ladies' intimates purveyor isn't taking her sit-down with the New York Post—in which the 2009 winner of VS' first-ever national model search claimed that she was encouraged to play down the fact that she was married, eat almost nothing and hook up with celebrities—lightly.
Most of all, perhaps, VS objects to Bisutti's printed remarks associating herself with the Victoria's Secret Angels.
The now-23-year-old told the Post that, after one particularly miserable photo shoot, she got down on her knees and prayed, saying, ""God, why did you have me win the Victoria's Secret Angel competition if it was going to make me feel this way? I'm not honoring my husband. I just want answers!"
"Ms. Bisutti has made numerous fabrications and misstatements of fact regarding her brief association with Victoria's Secret," VS said in a statement to People.
"In 2009, Ms. Bisutti won an online amateur modeling competition and hasn't worked for us since that year. The prize for the winning contestant was the unique opportunity to a one-time walk in the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Ms. Bisutti also participated in a swim photo shoot in 2009. That was the extent of Ms. Bisutti's involvement with Victoria's Secret. She was never a Victoria's Secret ‘Angel' as defined by the terms of our Angel model contract. And contrary to Ms. Bisutti's claims, she was never offered any subsequent modeling contracts or opportunities with Victoria's Secret despite her multiple appeals for further work.
"She has repeatedly fabricated her work experience with Victoria's Secret—including a relationship that simply did not exist."
Bisutti, whose Twitter handle is currently @VSKylie and who describes herself on the social-media site as a "servant of Christ" and a "blessed" wife and stepmom, recently penned a book, I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model.
"I'm not slamming VS brand by the way. I still shop there all the time. My story has nothing to do with that. @BritishVogue @victoriassecret," she tweeted today, adding: "My story is all about honoring God with my body and being the right kind of role model to women and girls. Living for Christ vs myself..."