Erin Heatherton opens up about body insecurities with inspiring Instagram post

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She's a Victoria's Secret model with a body envied by many, but Erin Heatherton has opened up about insecurities over her figure – sharing the message 'empowered by failure'. The 27-year-old took to Instagram to post an inspiring message and confessed to struggling with her image in the past.

Erin wrote: "I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfil the demands of perfectionism upon me. I am not perfect.

The breakdown to breakthrough moment in my life has allowed me to become the truest version of myself. In my moment of “failure,” I stood in the face of adversity. I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfill the demands of perfectionism upon me. I am not perfect. Through this struggle, however, I found the strength to love myself. I stood in my power. I thought of one of my favorite quotes, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a men’s character, give him power” - Abraham Lincoln. I look back on that moment now, and I embrace it. This feeling I once perceived as “failure” was, in truth, a powerful awakening for me to stand behind my purpose in life. I stepped away from hiding behind a fabricated version of myself. I no longer put actions behind my fears and insecurities. I made a choice to redirect my energy to be a catalyst for change. To create a channel for women to become the truest versions of themselves, along with me. (Stay tuned for more...) In the end, if you aren’t being true to yourself, then what the fuck is the point. #rebelwacause #empowerment #womensempowerment#empoweredbyyou

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Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton discussed her own body insecurities

"I look back at that moment now and I embrace it. This feeling I once perceived as failure was, in truth, a powerful awakening for me to stand behind my purpose in life. I stepped away from hiding behind a fabricated version of myself. I no longer put actions behind my fears and insecurities."

Although Erin is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, she has walked the runways for designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera.

Perhaps recognising her success and achievements, Erin added that she was determined to channel her insecurities into something more positive. She continued: "I may a choice to be a catalyst for change. To create a channel for women to become the truest version of themselves, along with me. In the end, if you aren't being true to yourself, then what is the point?"

But she revealed how she turned her body issues into something positive

In 2012 Erin spoke out about the use of Photoshop in fashion campaigns. Insisting that what consumers see in the adverts is not 'real life', Erin insisted that young people should be taught the difference.

She said: "I think we're all intelligent enough to the difference between what is real and what's not. I think that's something that children should be taught by their parents, it should be taught in schools."

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