Erin Heatherton, Instagram


Erin Heatheron is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, but even she has struggled with body image issues.

The model, who has appeared on the Victoria's Secret runway, took to Instagram to post a sexy photo of herself, wearing nothing but underwear and a tank top that has "empowered by failure" written on it. In her lengthy caption, Heatherton addressed her own failures and explained how they've all helped her to come to a better and stronger place.

"The breakdown to breakthrough moment in my life has allowed me to become the truest version of myself. In my moment of 'failure,' I stood in the face of adversity. I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfill the demands of perfectionism upon me. I am not perfect. Through this struggle, however, I found the strength to love myself. I stood in my power," she began her caption.

Heatherton, 27, went on to quote Abraham Lincoln, whose wise words have given her strength to get through the tough times.

"I look back on that moment now, and I embrace it. This feeling I once perceived as 'failure' was, in truth, a powerful awakening for me to stand behind my purpose in life," she continued. "I stepped away from hiding behind a fabricated version of myself. I no longer put actions behind my fears and insecurities. I made a choice to redirect my energy to be a catalyst for change."

She didn't explain what she meant by "catalyst for change," only teasing fans by writing, "Stay tuned for more..." Perhaps she's launching a new initiative or project—only time will tell. Heatherton wrapped up her point with a bold comment.

"In the end, if you aren't being true to yourself, then what the f--k is the point. #rebelwacause #empowerment #womensempowerment#empoweredbyyou"

Couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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