She was a Victoria's Secret and Maxim fashion model at the age of 17 before quitting the industry to inspire young women online and star in faith-based films.
Nicole Weider, a former model, is the producer and actress in "Catching Faith 2," which was released last week in Walmart and on demand. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of "Project Inspired," an online community for young women bombarded with harmful messages.
"I realized the modeling industry wasn't all it's cracked up to be. I was really objectified," Weider told "Fox & Friends" on Monday, adding, "It was hurting my self-esteem and 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."
But the California model found a new calling in Christ.
"I was actually at a low point in my life, and my friend told me about Jesus," she told co-host Ainsley Earhardt. "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."
Off the runway, Weider now plays a wedding planner in "Catching Faith 2," which portrays a family sticking through hardships.
"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."
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