Erin Heatherton has learned ''never to doubt'' herself since becoming an Angel for lingerie brand Victoria's Secret.
Erin Heatherton has learned ''never to doubt'' herself since working for Victoria's Secret.
The model - who is one of the brand's Angels, their top models - credits the lingerie company with giving her opportunities like no other as well as confidence on the catwalk.
She told Vogue magazine: ''My favourite thing about being an Angel is having the opportunity to play with my femininity - it's a kind of creativity I never tapped into growing up.
''I love to learn and Victoria's Secret has given me more opportunities than I ever thought possible. I like doing things that scare me - I've learned never to doubt myself.''
Erin - who was previously in a relationship with Leonardo Dicaprio - says she thinks the global brand's popularity comes from the fact they have such a personal way of marketing.
Erin added: ''I think the brand's success comes from embracing the personality of each girl and using that to create a real brand spokesmodel. Customers and fans are able to be a part of the experience with us - watching our careers grow and learning more about us.''
She explained: ''I don't really think about it. I always try to be myself and be a role model. It's not something I obsess about.''
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