Erin Heatherton has learned ''never to doubt'' herself since working for Victoria's Secret.

The model - who is one of the brand's Angels, their top models - credits the lingerie company with giving her opportunities like no other as well as confidence on the catwalk.

She told Vogue magazine: ''My favourite thing about being an Angel is having the opportunity to play with my femininity - it's a kind of creativity I never tapped into growing up.

''I love to learn and Victoria's Secret has given me more opportunities than I ever thought possible. I like doing things that scare me - I've learned never to doubt myself.''

Erin - who was previously in a relationship with Leonardo Dicaprio - says she thinks the global brand's popularity comes from the fact they have such a personal way of marketing.

Erin added: ''I think the brand's success comes from embracing the personality of each girl and using that to create a real brand spokesmodel. Customers and fans are able to be a part of the experience with us - watching our careers grow and learning more about us.''

Fellow Angel Behati Prinsloo - who recently got engaged to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine - said she doesn't think about all the attention which is lavished on her because of her status.

She explained: ''I don't really think about it. I always try to be myself and be a role model. It's not something I obsess about.''