Fantasy Turned Reality: Kylie Bisutti On Winning Victoria’s Secret’s Modeling Contest

12/08/2009 at 03:49 PM ET

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Kylie Bisutti has fantasized about becoming a Victoria’s Secret model ever since she was a little girl. Last Tuesday, the Nevada native’s dreams came true when she was named the winner of the company’s first-ever model search after appearing on their televised fashion show striding down the catwalk in a black jewel-encrusted bra and panties. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Bisutti shares her excitement. “When Heidi Klum announced my name, I was speechless. I couldn’t even believe it!” The 19 year-old describes her odyssey, which began when her mother-in-law first tipped her off about the contest: “When I found out about the casting call I did double-time at the gym. In October, they [Victoria’s Secret] saw 10,000 girls across the U.S., narrowed it down to ten, and flew us to New York. We had to compete for three weeks and live together in a loft downtown. America voted it down to five, then two, and voted again and chose the winners.” The newlywed laughs about how she’s been rehearsing her strut at home, “Whenever I’m at our house, even if I’m just going to brush my teeth or to get something out of the fridge, I’m always practicing my runway walk,” she admits. Look out for more of Bisutti in the next Victoria’s Secret catalog, shooting on location in St. Barts this week. -K.C. Baker

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sarah on

19 and a newlywed? there goes a lot of her male fans..

Mrs J.P. on

Good for her…….

Congrats to Kylie, she deserves it……

To Sarah, your an idiot LoL

Ana on

Sarah – who cares if she’s 19 and married?? VS modeling isn’t really about male fans.

Jen on

Sarah, since when do males wear VS? Kylie we are so proud of you!!

esther on

yay! i watched, and i called it! really happy for her, and i hope her new marriage will withstand her new journey!

J-Lin on

I was disappointed with the two finalists: they both looked so fake with the boobs and face work. Too bad viewers didn’t choose a more natural look.

Lita on

OMG she looks like a white version of Ciara the singer. WOW!! She’s no Adrianna Lima but she’s still pretty. A little fake looking but pretty nonetheless.

Lily on

Actually it is about the male perspective though, guys may not wear vs but they do get the catalogue just like sports illustrated swimsuit catalogue, i dont think that guys who buy it buy it because they want to go swim suit shopping. Sure 19 now a days seems young to get married but its her life

coral on

Sarah is an idiot!! Congrats Kylie!!

Kaite on

YAY KYLIE! So proud of you….You deserve all of this and more. Dont forget about your fans from Jackpot:)

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