Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who was the first to publicly accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, said her ordeal was tough — but she’s come out of it stronger than ever.
The 26-year old stunner has become the newest model of Victoria’s Secret.
She is the third Filipina to model for the lingerie brand – following the footsteps of Janine Tugonon and Kelsey Merritt.
“That’s one of my biggest dreams. It’s an amazing experience, because after 3 years that I was exiled from my job, I came back. I came back in the best way.”
Gutierrez, who recently took a trip to the Philippines, said being a victim of sexual harassment was tough — but she survived.
Gutierrez credits her family, especially her mother, for encouraging her to stand up for herself.
Since her ordeal, Gutierrez started at podcast entitled “In Our Words” so she could talk about mental health, anxiety and stories of survivors.
She is also active in various organizations and charities — hoping to share her story and encourage people to always fight for their rights.