Guest List: Erin Heatherton, Victoria's Secret Angel

February 11, 2010 6:08:48 AM PST
The hometown girl from Skokie has appeared in countless ads, walked in the famed Victoria's Secret Fashion Show the past two years and worked with other supermodels like Heidi Klum.Born Erin Heather Bubley on March 4, 1989, in Skokie, Illinois, Erin Heatherton was scouted while she was on a trip to South Beach, Florida, and was signed to Marilyn Agency. She got her big break in Spring 2006 when she appeared in Diane von Furstenberg's runway show. Since then, Erin has appeared on countless catwalks, walking for designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, Gianfranco Ferré, D&G, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Blumarine, Moschino, Michael Kors, and Zac Posen among others. She has also had campaigns with Benetton, D&G, Fay, Michael by Michael Kors, Versace Jeans Couture, Liu-Jo, Karl Lagerfeld, Deisel, Lord & Taylor, and a fragrance contract with Valentino.

In 2008 Erin scored the honor of walking the runway for Victoria's Secret in Miami for their annual fashion show. Of the experience, Erin says, "I've always watched the show since I was a little kid, and you always see all the girls together and you never think? Like how surreal to be sitting here with all these amazing, amazing beautiful women. It is an honor, but it's kind of crazy. You know, it's shocking. These girls are celebrities to me-I feel kind of little next to them. Just sitting with them eating and listening to what they have to say-they are such warm people, it's just so nice to be around it. It's nice to be in this working environment."

To date, she has landed on the covers of D Magazine, Velvet, Muse, Flair, and Italian Grazia. She's also had major success with editorial work, including spreads in Mixte, Interview, British Elle, Numéro, Muse, Marie Claire, Velvet, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia. Erin was recently featured in British Harper's Bazaar in a spread titled "Dream Catcher." "I love doing editorial more than catalogue because it's more interesting and I think it's more beautiful," she says.

But how does Erin have so much get up and go for such energetic shoots? "I play basketball and I did track, which definitely helps!"