Being a mannequin might look very glamorous on the surface, however assembly these unrealistic magnificence requirements is a tricky nut to crack. Mannequin Erin Heatherton, a former Victoria’s Secret Angel is one such sufferer who resorted to excessive lengths to remain skinny.
Heatherton appeared on the “Fallen Angels” podcast that investigates the controversial historical past and cultural influence of Victoria’s Secret, hosted by Justine Harman and Vanessa Grigoriadis.
The 32-year-old mannequin earned her wings in 2010 however determined to go away the model in 2013. In the course of the podcast, she opened up concerning the excessive measures she took to fulfill the “Victoria’s Secret” requirements.
“The place issues began to go south for me was after I hit, I believe it was 25 [years old],” Heatherton mentioned in upcoming episodes of the C13Originals and Campside Media podcast in a preview obtained by PEOPLE. “There was this sure level the place every little thing that I used to be doing simply did not yield the identical outcomes. I used to be just a bit bit larger. Looking back, that is simply biology and the way the physique works. You are not the identical dimension while you’re 18 to while you’re 25.”
Heatherton additional revealed physique picture pressures pushed her “over the sting somewhat bit.” Past weight-reduction plan and exercising, the mannequin mentioned she additionally noticed a nutritionist who “began me on this food plan capsule known as phentermine [an amphetamine-like prescription appetite suppressant], which my therapist later known as ‘bathwater meth.'”
“I do not know. I used to be identical to, ‘Let me, Lance Armstrong, this as a result of I am renovating my apartment. I am unable to lose my job proper now.’ I began injecting myself with HCG [a hormone produced during pregnancy called human chorionic gonadotropin],” she defined.
“I used to be identical to, ‘Assist me drop some pounds. What do folks do?’ He prompt one thing this different mannequin did that labored for her. That is this nutritionist to the celebs, no matter. I do not know. I began like a diabetic injecting my abdomen each morning,” Heatherton continued. “I look again at it as like emotional chopping as a result of I used to be so in opposition to every little thing that I used to be doing, however I used to be simply reluctantly doing it virtually to really feel the ache or really feel how unsuitable it was.”
She additionally talked concerning the goal of her being part of the podcast, “I haven’t got any religion that these folks actually cared about me,” she mentioned. “You already know what I am saying? It is nearly enterprise.” She mentioned she did “a whole lot of work on forgiveness and is “not mad” and has no “ties” to Victoria’s Secret any longer, however needed to talk out to assist anybody else fighting physique points.
Heatherton is all set to look in episodes 5 and eight of the podcast.