Supermodel Kathy Ireland has revealed how reading the Bible in her Paris bedroom led to her devoting her life to following Christ.
Ireland, who has featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition for more than a decade, found herself in a lonely place having moved to France in the 1980s.
Then, one night in 1981, while going through her suitcase, the former cover girl found a Bible in her bag, placed there by her mother.
She said: “I didn’t even know how to read one. I’d never read one before in my life. I opened up the book of Matthew.
“And as I’m reading in the middle of the night, I knew I was holding the truth in my hands.
“There wasn’t anybody in the room saying, ‘Be this denomination or that denomination.’
“It was like, ‘I want to follow Jesus Christ.’ And he was nothing like I thought.
“In my industry, at that time, it was filled with a lot of really sketchy guys.
“I was drawn to how powerful Jesus was. How loving and honouring he was of women.
“It gave me such comfort. And so, he became my Lord and Saviour. The experience forever changed my life.”