Two California girls are battling it out for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway slot
Victoria’s Secret must have wished all the contestants for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show could have been California girls, since the two finalists in the lingerie retailer’s modeling contest are from the Golden State.
As you might have read in Adam Tschorn’s earlier post, Victoria’s Secret decided to spice up its spicy Fashion Show with a modeling competition featuring 10 gals scouted in casting sessions in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. The competition has been whittled through online voting on VS All Access and CBS.com down to two finalists: Simi Valley’s Kylie Bisutti and Carmel’s Jamie Lee Darley, who lives in Brentwood.
The winner will magically (thanks to editing) strut on the catwalk with supermodels Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo and Marisa Miller.
Victoria’s Secret wants you to vote online either for Kylie Bisutti and Jamie Lee Darley up to 2 1/2 hours before the show airs Tuesday at 10 p.m.
“Ironically Kylie and I, we were the closest girls in the house,” says Darley, reminiscing about the time she and Bisutti roomed at the Victoria Secret's Angel boot camp. Now that the two girls are competitors? “We obviously haven’t stayed as close."
Kylie Bisutti is an active 19-year-old who’s into scuba diving, basketball and hip-hop dancing. She's been modeling since the age of 16.
"It's been my absolute dream to be a Victoria's Secret model," says Bisutti. "I was born to walk that runway, I have the longest legs."
Darley says the Victoria Secret's modeling competition has been a mental boost: “I had modeled and dealt with rejection because I’m curvy and busty," says the 23-year old who doubles as a waitress and model. "There had been places that had asked me to lose 20 pounds, but I don’t think that’s healthy.”
-- Max Padilla
Photo: Kylie Bisutti, left, Jamie Lynn Darley. Credit: Courtesy of Victoria's Secret