Victoria’s Secret Models Chat Beauty And Body Image Pressures


The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs tonight and that means the models are working overtime to generate more press.

This time around it’s hotties Chanel Iman and Erin Heatherton talking about what they think makes a woman beautiful and how they deal with certain pressures to have the perfect body.

Check out the interview highlights from a chat the two ladies had with The Beauty Bean:

What do you think truly makes a woman beautiful?

Chanel: I think it really is all about confidence, and just being who you are and not trying to be something you’re not and not overdoing it.
Erin: When I look at a woman and think, “I envy her” or “she’s gorgeous and beautiful” is when she can make you laugh. When a woman has a sense of humor, I think she really stands out. I really think a sense of humor is the sexiest thing a woman can have.

How do you deal with the pressure for body perfection in our culture?

Chanel: I don’t really think about it too much….I just try to be myself, and like myself for who I am…
Erin: I definitely think there is pressure for a perfect body at times – and, let’s be honest, working at Victoria’s Secret it’s my job to look good and take care of my body. I do make an effort to take care of myself physically, because it’s part of my job and I accept that, but I also just try not to take all the pressure too seriously.

What Victoria’s Secret items make you feel the most beautiful?

Chanel: I love the Sexy Little Things collection. It’s one of the Victoria’s Secret collections and I honestly wear something from it like every single day.
Erin: I love my Biofit bra ($58). I’m actually wearing it now! Especially the seven-way one, because it goes with every outfit I have and every occasion, so I think it’s just perfect.

And we completely agree with Chanel, confidence makes a huge difference.

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Nov 30, 2010 4:00pm PDT

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