Erin Heatherton flaunts her bikini body in St. Bart’s: lovely & healthy?

When I was at the gym the other day, I had a sexual/political fantasy about my dream girlfriend Rachel Maddow. In my fantasies, we go antiquing, then we talk about politics over ice cream and then we make out as we watch the sunset. In my fantasies, Rachel gives the best hugs. Anyway, midway through my fantasy, it occurred to me that my girl-crushes probably only make sense to other women. Like, all of you (fickle bitches) ladies probably understand the Maddow thing, and you probably also “get” my girl-crushes on Emma Thompson, Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz. What does that prove? I guess it proves that we really don’t think like men. At all.

So with that in mind, let’s all act like dudes for a change and gawk at a young blonde in a bikini. These photos are of Erin Heatherton doing a swimsuit shoot in St. Barts. I guess it’s for Victoria’s Secret, but the timing would also be right for a possible Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition pictorial, right? But no, I’m pretty sure this is for Vicky’s Secret.

So… what’s the appeal for dudes? I think Erin is pretty and she has a lovely figure, of course. I like that she seems slender and toned, but she looks like she works on it too. As in, she works out and eats healthy, as opposed to starving herself and chain-smoking. But Erin isn’t really doing it for me… not like Sweet Maddow. I guess Erin doesn’t do much for me because despite her prettiness (and she really is a very pretty girl), it doesn’t seem like there’s much “there” there. She could easily pass for Candice Swanepoel. I always get the two of them mixed up, actually. And what really is the difference? One dated Leonardo DiCaprio and one didn’t. One got scary skinny last year and one didn’t. That’s about it. Wouldn’t it be more fun to fantasize about someone with some personality?

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  1. Gracie says:

    Wow, a super skinny blonde model with bolt ons. Sooo unique.

    • Liv says:

      So are they fake? Boobs in Victoria’s Secret shoots are always looking so fake. I don’t know how they are able to push them like that.

      • Katyusha says:

        I will never understand the comments about VS models and their “boob jobs.”
        Sure, some may or may not have them, but VS is FAMOUS for making bras and tops that push your t*ts up to your chin.

        No one sees the parallel? Unless it’s confirmed somewhere that someone has had plastic surgery (Erin’s?), those comments are a bit silly…about models who work for a company who makes push-up bras.

      • Kate says:

        In other photos from this shoot on other outlets, you can catch glimpses if the silicone bra inserts they put on her suit. That’s the real “secret” Victoria is harboring. They also put flesh-colored tape on the pubic area of some models to hide hair or stubble and airbrush away the evidence for publication. The models also wear a lot if body makeup. They’re all beautiful, but there us some smoke and mirrors action involved.

      • Liv says:

        Actually I asked if her boobs are fake, because I thought they’d be natural.

        And I know that VS is famous for it’s push ups, though I don’t think it looks attractive. My point was why they are pushing them that high, because it looks rather fake.

        But thanks for snapping at me.

      • Katyusha says:

        My reply was actually to Gracie, not you. it puts my comment under yours when I responded to Gracie’s.

    • pretty says:

      she doesn’t have fake boobs.
      Look at her chest. She is literally dragging(?) squashing(?) every ‘fat’ she can gather to make a cleavage.
      I’m even more flat chested than she is that even if i gather every single fat i have in my upper body, i wouldn’t make a cleavage, :( anyway…to me she doesn’t seem to have bold ons….

      • Christina says:

        I doubt there’s an underwear model out there who doesn’t have some sort of breast ‘enhancement’. It may not be massive Pamela Anderson style fakies, but something to even out the size of the boobs (natural ones are almost never perfectly symmetrical) or ‘firm them up’ a bit. In any case, given that magazine photos – and VS photos in particular – are so ridiculously photoshopped these days, the question is kind of moot.

  2. dahlianoir says:

    I’d rather look at our french rugby players naked calendar.

  3. Christina says:

    ”So… what’s the appeal for dudes?”

    I’m not sure that there is one. Remember her job is to sell cheap scratchy underwear to women, not men. I hardly ever hear men lust over the current VS models – most men I know think them too skinny and photoshopped. Not even sure why VS bothers to use real live models, other than for PR purposes – their photos are so ridiculously ‘enhanced’ and they all look so interchangeable, that they might as well use shop mannequins.

    • booboocita says:

      “Cheap scratchy underwear …” After I spit out my coffee, I LOL’d for about three minutes. Thanks for that very apt description!

    • Daniela says:

      “I hardly ever hear men lust over the current VS models”

      Yeah, that’s why all men’s sites (a la popoholic, guyism, SI, etc.) are full of posts of them, and why millions watch the TV Show, and why their videos on youtube have millions of visits, becuase men don’t like them…

      • Christina says:

        I can only speaking for the men I know.

        When we get in ‘which famous person do you fancy?’ discussions, I hear men tell me they fancy Scarlet Johansen, or Rachel Weisz, or Christina Hendricks. But I can honestly say that I have NEVER heard a man say he fancies Miranda Kerr or Erin Heatherton. Now, maybe they’re lying. Or maybe the type of men I know – usually in their late 20s upwards – just don’t go for bland cut-out models?

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        I have to agree with christina. Guys often speak better of actresses with healthier figures than models these days.

        Yes, guy sites still talk about the models, but it is not like it used to be with klum and banks.

    • Daniela says:

      Most men who say “I don’t feel attracted to VS models” do it because they want to make a good impression in front of a woman that doesn’t like them. Have you wacthed the movie “Malena”, where women talk about how unnatractive Belluci’s character is, and how their men told them that they would never touch her even with a stick (despite all men in the village lust for her)? If you could hear them talking about these models when other women are not around… I bet you’d hear something very different.

      • Christina says:

        These models WISH they could be compared to Monica Bellucci!

        But anyway, I don’t agree with your point. I’m talking about conversations when the subject is famous hot people, and the men I’m talking to aren’t at ALL shy about telling me who they fancy. So if they did fancy these models, I don’t see why they wouldn’t just say so. Like I say, their job is to market underwear to women, not men, so there’s no particular reason why men have to lust over them.

      • vvvoid says:

        I think most of the guys I know would give her the tip, at least, don’t get me wrong. But I know very few guys who would get as innately turned on by her body as they would Monica Belluci’s body [especially in Malena...great movie].
        But male sexuality is facile. If you bombard them with images of stick figure models next to naked and indicate that’s what sexy looks like, most of them will buy that, because they like next to naked women.
        Usually the rule of thumb seems to be: if there isn’t anything glaringly wrong with it, put it in. Heatherton’s body is an unblemished blank slate which
        features orifices men enjoy.
        I am kind of sexually voyeuristic, and from the time I can remember, I’ve always been turned on by the female body insofar as its capacity to turn men on visually. From what I have always gathered as a third party in the matter, that is T&A primarily, on a gut level.
        This girl doesn’t really have either one, but she’s still girl meat. They will take it.
        It’s not about thin v. curvy, if this girl had a booty and a nice, bouncy rack, I could “get it”…but her body seems antiseptic and unsexual to me.

      • Christina says:


        Good post. I of course agree that not many men would throw Erin or any other VS model out of bed – she’s a young, fit woman wearing not very much, after all. But I really don’t think that men lust over her the way they lust over Christina Hendricks, Monica Belluci or even Rihanna. As you say there’s something ‘antiseptic’ (good word!) about her. She’s kind of like a 12 year old boy’s idea of ‘sexy’. I bet they’re the ones posting all those You Tube vids of her!

      • vvvoid says:

        Rihanna is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
        I don’t care how trashy she looks sometimes and how much I am supposed to find that unappealing, her body and her body language scream hot, dirty sex. I look at her and wish I was a man so I could do things to her [for some reason, no matter how much the female body turns me on, the idea of me as a female having sex with another female doesn't turn me doesn't gross me out, it's just lacking something]. I think that is unvarnished sex appeal. Nothing high-minded about it, just basic and lustful. I can’t imagine looking at Erin Heatherton and getting that same feeling. I think that’s why bodies like her’s are used to market underwear to women. They are safe. They are neutral.
        I’m a size 4. When I was a size 2 last year, the men in my life, ex-boyfriends, guys I was dating, guy friends…all of them made comments to the effect of “you looked better with more weight on you” [I had been around a size 8 most of my adult life]. I was so excited to be “skinny” and not have to worry that anyone might look at me and think “she could stand to lose a few pounds” but my breasts were down from a d cup to a c cup and my butt, which had always been like a beach ball, wasn’t the asset it used to be. I gained back a few pounds because yes, as a woman I do like to be as physically attractive to the opposite sex as I can be, it is what it is. Much to my surprise , me as a size 2 wasn’t the zenith of sex appeal I thought it would be.

      • Christina says:


        Good point. You’re probably right that VS choose models like Erin not because they’re sexual, but because they’re ASEXUAL. VS is a very vanilla mass-market company, after all. Real sexuality doesn’t play well in the malls and high streets, so they go for these girls who, as I’ve said, have all the sexual power of a mannequin.

      • vvvoid says:

        Mannequin! Yes! That’s what they remind me of, except honestly a lot of the mannequin’s I see today are pretty sexy in comparison.
        I’ve often wondered if VS is actually trying to make sure women don’t feel threatened by the models they use.

      • Daniela says:

        Sorry, English is not my first language and I think I didn’t express myself correctly.

        I didn’t mean to campare VS models with Bellucci (Bellucci wins obviously) or to say that your friends don’t talk about the women they like.

        What I meant is that a man knows you dislike a woman, he is not going to say he likes it in front of you, and talk better about curvier women because they know most women are OK with it (and I’m saying that as a slighly chubby woman), while are not just as OK with them liking thinner women.

        And yes, maybe your male friends are the exception, but there are lots of examples that show that millions of men are attracted to them.

      • Christina says:


        Dislike? I don’t ‘dislike’ any of these models (except Miranda who’s utterly annoying)- I’m indifferent to them. And I can assure you that the men I know aren’t tailoring their preferences to suit me – I think Rihanna is a fugly, fame whorish stripper masquerading as a singer, for example, and that’s never stopped men telling me how much they fancy her!

        As for the ‘curvy’ thing, I’m a (UK) size 8 so there would be litle need for men to pretend they like ‘curvy’ (hate that word) women to pander to me.

        And I’ve not seen evidence of ‘millions’ of men lusting after VS models. YouTube videos do not evidence make. I’m willing to bet that most of the ‘men’ for whom these models are the height of sexiness are barely past puberty.

      • Christina says:


        I’m not sure if VS hire models to be ‘nonthreatening’ so much as to be nondescript. Remember that you’re supposed to pay attention to what models are wearing (not much in this case) not to the models themselves. That’s why many designers were unhappy with the ‘supermodel’ phenonemon of the 1990s. People were talking about Helena, and Linda and Naomi, not about the clothes. Perhaps the same thing happened with VS models – people were more interested in Heidi, Letitia and Eva, not the crappy underwear. Anyway, if their aim was to replace real, interesting women with bland cardboard cut-outs, they’ve succeeded very very well!

  4. Paige says:

    Rachel Weisz, Charilize Theron, Monica Belluci all have better bodies than this bony model.

    Those tits are fake

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agreed. The women you listed are sexy and beautiful. Have great bodies, without their rib cages sticking out. ..When the bones are protruding, that is not the picture of health, IMHO. Women are supposed to have at least a little meat on their far as men are concerned, most actually do appreciate a little bit of cushion.

  5. Skipper says:

    I wish I had that figure. I’d eat whatever I wanted telling myself that I could stand to gain a few anyway.

  6. Kiki says:

    Yeah I also find most of the people who seem obsessed with VS models are mostly females (teens and tweens) and not males. They have PR teams who shove them down our throats telling us how “hot” they are. Yawn.

    And I’m surprised no one has called them out yet on their lack of diversity. They will throw in one or two token women of color but majority of them are white, blonde with blue eyes. Can’t stand them.

    • MSL says:

      So true. My 16 year old sister cares way too much about the VS fashion show.

    • Sasha says:

      The thing is, even though they are white, Adriana Lima and the other Brazilian one are minorities. It’s just that in modelling it seems “normal” if you have an unique look whereas in Hollywood you do not get jobs.

      • Kiki says:

        I always laugh when people throw in Brazilians like Adrianna Lima as something exotic, diverse and unique. There are Brazilians who looks as dark as Kelly Rowland yet they get very little shine, I wonder why that is? And yes, modeling is about unique looks but you can’t deny that white models have the upper hand in modeling, especially in in VS. You will have about 20 white, blonde models who mind you could pass as twins because they all look the same then they will throw in one or two non whites. The last token black Angel was Chanel Iman and she got booted off and they barely used her on any commercials yet you have 5 to 7 blondes used on every damn event and product.

    • Issa says:

      Very True! Going into VS sometimes is like going in into an audition for a VS model. Girls as young as 14 with big wavy hair, high high heels and short dresses. Then you see the teen/young boys cringing in the corner looking like they can’t wait to get out of the store.

  7. Effy says:

    I like her body. no boney thighs, good.

  8. Abby says:

    My boobs ache for her boobs in that white one piece suit. I know it’s how she’s posed, but that looks uncomfortable and unflattering.

  9. shelley says:

    Women are generally attracted to women they don’t feel threatened by and who they imagine look like them.
    Funny how quickly people imply that skinny beautiful people must be vapid. If it makes you feel better about youself then…okay.
    Anyway, this model has a perfect body but is nowhere near as pretty as Candice!

    • Christina says:

      Personally, I’m not sexually attracted to women at all, but the women I admire are those who combine beauty with talent and personality. Think Cate Blanchett or Helen Mirren. And while I don’t know if any of these models are ‘vapid’ in their private lives, the image they are paid to project most certainly is.

      As for ‘perfect body’ all I see is a skinny girl with fake tits, a lot of help from photoshop, and all the charisma of a slice of white bread. As i say, these VS models could be mannequins for all the personality and individuality they project.

    • Paige says:

      Yeah, Leo DiCaprio dated her for her PhD in Physics.

    • Suze says:

      Or maybe women are attracted to people they find interesting.

      Just a thought.

    • Gracie says:

      Perfect body is completely subjective. I’m not gonna critique everything I dislike about her body, but I wouldn’t trade bodies, or faces, with her. I’m not attracted to women, and I especially don’t admire models, whose entire careers are either being pinups or clothes hangers. No thanks. I admire and respect strong, quick witted, educated, and classy women. Which is not what you’re gonna find in hollyweird.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      I was waiting for someone to throw out the oh everyone is just Jealous or insecure or whatever comment about these models/women because god forbid anyone just think anything negative about them. Why do women do that to each other? Leave that negative crap to men, that’s there favorite thing to throw out about a women especially women who they don’t think is as skinny or as pretty as the woman they are commenting about.

    • Lisa says:

      True observation. I’ve always felt like the women I were attracted to looked like me, or were what I wanted to look like. I am drawn to women who have similar bodies and facial shapes as mine… but if I looked exactly like Erin, imagine how many people would be drawn to ME!!

      • vvvoid says:

        Eh…I dunno. I was fantasizing about women when I was 4 and absolutely disturbed by the idea of being a woman myself. And the women I liked looking at when I found my dad’s playboys were busty. I was horrified by the idea that I’d have big breasts like my mother. I also had the strange sense that I was supposed to be born male. I think what I’m attracted to is more based on what I think men lust after on an animal level because that perverted lust of theirs is what turns me on. And I never think of myself in my fantasies. But my sexual tendencies are kind of effed up so I may not be the best person to speak for the typical woman. Perhaps most women do fantasize about women who look like them, because it’s like a vicarious thing. For me it’s voyeuristic and perverted, like I’m trying to live vicariously through the male, not the female. If that makes sense? That part of me desires breasts and round butts. More breasts than anything else.

  10. Scal says:

    High legged swimsuits like both of those one pieces had better not be on their way back in. They weren’t cute in the 80′s and they look good on no one.

  11. sasa says:

    I don’t fantasize about any celebrity so I can’t participate in that discussion. I only fantasize about the people I know in real life.

    But Erin makes a pretty picture, I can say that much. And so do Cate B. and Rachel W. The former two also have a lot more opportunity to imbue their personality into their looks for the plain fact that they are not underwear models. It could be that Erin is smart, charismatic and compassionate but we’ll never know if she sticks to her trade.

    And yeah, VS models are mostly idealized by young females, not males.

  12. LaBetenoir says:

    I’m totally in love with that blue one-piece. the girl inside, meh, but that suit! I wish to enter into wedlock with it.

  13. khalesi says:

    The problem with Erin H. is that she is cookie-cutter VS model, not particularly memorable.

    The only VS models I like are Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes. Both have stunning faces and kick-ass figures. Also, from the interviews I’ve seen, Adriana L. comes across as effervescent, charming and overall hilarious. And Doutzen K. has the most amazing butt.

  14. virginia5 says:

    seriously VS models look the same to me! so boring!

    I can honestly say I am not jealous of their bodies.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    We shouldn’t lump all men together. My husband has a crush on Rachel Maddow too.

    • Christina says:

      Yeah, I really really dislike this stereotype that men are all superficial, and women have so much more ‘depth’.

      Five minutes on this site will make it clear that women have no problem whatsoever in indulging in pure lust over hot men. And plenty of men fancy women who don’t conform to the 20-something big-titted blonde babe. I honestly don’t think the differences between the genders are anything like as big as they’re made out to be.

  16. mn says:

    The photo with the white swimsuit… You can see she’s wearing a bra under it? No doubt they will photoshop it out, giving us poor women false hope about how awesome our boobs would look in it.

  17. mn says:

    The photo with the white swimsuit… You can see she’s wearing a bra under it? No doubt they will photoshop it out when it’s advertised, giving us poor women false hope about how awesome our boobs would look in it.

  18. Sara says:

    honestly….. she just another blond model… boring and plain…. if she wasn’t Leo ex, I wouldn’t know her name and she wouldn’t be on the news…

    I prefer models like Adriana Lima.

  19. Lisa says:

    SUCH a crush on Emma Thompson. My friend and I were crazy for her in high school. It was funny.

    I don’t follow the VS girls, but if I had to choose, Erin and Candace would be my favourites. They’re attractive, but I don’t fantasize or fangirl about them.

  20. shewolf says:

    She’s a beautiful girl but she doesnt do it for me. I think maybe I like more flesh on a girl? I dont know because Im not really a lesbian.

  21. Ri says:

    Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson all look exactly the same. So vanilla. I miss old school VS.

  22. keats says:

    In my Rachel Maddow friend fantasy, we get brunch constantly and she finds my political ignorance totally endearing.

  23. Eleonor says:

    I thought this was a post about the new Leo’s girlfriend…

  24. Bird says:

    Sorry, but I think her body is awkward and weird. The proportions are off, tiny belly button, no waist, just WEIRD.

  25. Hubbahun says:

    Nope does nothing for my Sapphic side – I prefer a little more meat on my girl crushes! :D

  26. jacquie109 says:

    eh, I don’t know, she doesn’t really do anything for me. She’s like a girl with a nice face and a nice body. There’s no WOW factor for me at all. She’s just nice to look at but doesn’t do anything for me. Unlike Ms. Weisz with those eyes!!

  27. Lulu says:

    Generic skinny blond with boobs. I’m pretty sure I hate her. :D

  28. Haha Candice Swanepoel is actually my number one girlcrush :D I can see why people wouöd find VS models (especially the blonde ones) boring but Candice is SO sexy!

    I think Erin is very pretty too but looks a little too young to be a VS model.

    • connie says:

      I agree about Candace S (wont even attempt to spell that), I follow her on IG & find her incredibly beautiful.

      Agree with most other posters about not thinking much one way or another about the rest of them. I have dozens of girlfriends that are just as pretty or prettier so find most of them to be pretty ordinary

  29. OhDear says:

    She looks good – it’s her job to do so, no?

  30. Happy21 says:

    Meh..attractive but a little on the thin, boney side for my volumptuous heart :)

  31. Runs with Scissors says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else find it slightly disturbing/gross when a woman looks completely waxed down there? Like it’s disfigured in some way, not womanly looking and definitely not sexy… plastic, antiseptic, creepy.

    I always get the feeling the whole waxing thing is a gross way of keeping women looking like pre-pubescent girls. Didn’t it sort of start with po*n? Even if that’s not the case, it just creeps me out.

    Objectively she’s pretty, she’s also just completely unattractive to me.

  32. Issa says:

    Kaiser thanks for sharing your Maddow crush. She is definitely my straight girl crush and love hearing other women say the same.

  33. Ginger says:

    Most models have fake breasts. To me this woman looks better in the one piece swimsuits. The bikini…way too skinny for my taste but to each their own.

  34. I Choose Me says:

    I like her legs and I want that teal-blue one piece. That’s all I got.

  35. taxi says:

    The blue suit looks great. The white one-piece makes her chest look awful & the bikini tops aren’t cut properly for the width of her rib cage – cups are too close together.

  36. Moi says:

    She’s gorgeous. Rachel Weisz is one of my girl crushes too. ;)

  37. stephanie says:

    that is a bod and a half.

  38. Isa says:

    She’s really pretty. But not as pretty as Candice. I’m insanely jealous of her.

  39. Mich says:

    Kaiser – You have such great taste in women (adore me some Maddow as well!). Am having a hard time reconciling it with your Butler phase ;-)

  40. tracking says:

    Her figure is gorgeous, but we’ve all known girls with her face. Pretty but not very distinctive. Interchangeable with Brooklyn Decker and every Swedish au pair I’ve ever known.

  41. Kate says:

    Sorry, I have to weigh in on this Maddow thing: If you want to crush on someone who is a smug, snarky, pompous ass, there are plenty of men who fit that bill. I’d go for someone like Connie Britton.

  42. teehee says:

    NO. Too thin. Take a look at Marilyn on the beach and then abck at this pole, and you see what I mean. Still presents a sick standard.

  43. citygirlsf says:

    Every time I see a picture of her I have to look again to be sure it’s not Joanna Krupa.

  44. Missykitten says:

    umm ok then?
    My concept of a ‘girl crush’ is that you want to BE the girl you have a crush on, not make out with her.
    what you are describing is a lesbian fantasy.

  45. kibbles says:

    I agree that most of my girl crushes have a lot more depth to them. That is probably because as Missykitten pointed out, a straight woman’s girl crush is usually a woman you admire, not a woman you’d want to make out with. As a straight woman, I’m not all interested in T&A and washboard abs. These VS models are so shallow and boring. I don’t care how skinny and tall they are, they appear completely empty in terms of personality and character. There are so many more interesting women out there who may not be over 6 feet tall, but they have intelligence, talent, charisma, and curves. I know a lot of straight men who’d rather take the latter as well. These VS models are just nice to look at for men and something for teens and women with low self esteem to envy. There is so much more to a woman than being able to fit in a bikini. That is why a VS model will never be one of my girl crushes.

  46. Jeanie.amour says:

    I can never help myself from being entranced by these pretty, wispy perfect looking VS gals. And while everyone I know ‘says’ I’m skinny or whatever I just can never help feeling like a cow and a calf put together after looking at them (and thinking all that pizza and ben and jerry’s from last night was probably a mistake) Ughhh. Damn media and it’s sh***y image projections.