Nicole Weider was a model for Victoria’s Secret and Maxim by the time she was only 17 years old.
Despite the lucrative career coming to her so early, Weider left it all behind and now focuses on spreading her faith through media and art.
“I realized the modeling industry wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I was really objectified,” Weider said during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday. Weider is currently promoting “Catching Faith 2,” a movie she stars in and produces. She is also the editor-in-chief of “Project Inspired,” a digital support community for women to turn to if they have are dealing with harmful messages online.
Weider says her modeling was hurting her “self-esteem.”
“It was harmful, and so I realized I wanted more for my life and I didn’t just want to focus on my outer appearance,” she said.
It was at this low point that she discovered her faith.
“I was actually at a low point in my life, and my friend told me about Jesus,” she said. “And so I wanted to give my life to him, and then once I did, all of these amazing things happened and God is so wonderful and amazing.”
“Catching Faith 2” follows the Taylor family as they navigate their way through trying times, which includes everything from taking care of a mother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to planning a last-minute wedding.
Weider said part of her inspiration in making the film was to create something with “family values” that contrasted with some of Hollywood’s darker output.
“I feel like the country needs a lot more wholesome messages, good old-fashioned family values because there are so many harmful movies that are not inspiring,” she said. “And so I feel like the country is hungry for quality content that they can watch with the whole family.”
Weider plays a wedding planner in the film.
“I kind of bridge the gap between the frenemy and the mom,” Weider said of her role in the movie. She went on to call the movie “inspiring.”
“Catching Faith 2” was released on demand and in stores like Walmart and Target earlier this month.
Check out the trailer for the movie below:
And check out Weider’s interview on “Fox & Friends” with host Ainsley Earhardt below:
Source: Fox News
Comedian Bill Engvall, who has also starred in films like “Delta Farce” and “The Neighbor,” is one of the members of the ensemble cast, which is a sequel to 2015’s “Catching Faith.”
Weider, who also starred in the 2018 film “Bigger,” will be continuing her push into the world of movies. She will next star in and executive produce the family film “Switched,” which is currently in postproduction, according to IMDB.
“I used to be a lingerie model in Hollywood and through a series of ups and downs, I realized God had bigger things in store for my life. I kissed modeling goodbye and decided to make choices that allowed me to fully honor God with my life. Now, I’m a mother to a six-year-old boy, I’m married and I’ve been in three films so far. I’m just getting started!” Weider announces to the world through her official website.
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