Los Angeles, CA &ndash Nicole Weider has transformed her life from being a rising starlet and lingerie model to being a positive role model for young girls through her website ProjectInspired.com. Her incredible testimony will be shared tonight on ABC&rsquos late-night news program NIGHTLINE.

ABC Correspondent Cecilia Vega traveled to Weider&rsquos Los Angeles home to hear her story firsthand. Weider began modeling at the age of 5, and at the age of 16 moved to Hollywood to start a career modeling for the likes of Victoria&rsquos Secret, Maxim and True Religion. &nbspAdmittedly young and na&iumlve, she jumped into the dark-side of the celebrity lifestyle built on excess. But by the age of 23, she had fallen into a deep depression. &nbspWhile she was receiving the professional acclaim she was seeking, her self-image was slowly disintegrating under the constant scrutiny of agents stating she wasn&rsquot thin enough, or beautiful enough.

Out of desperation she cried out to God, and at that moment, everything changed.

While pursuing her new-found path with God, Nicole discovered her true calling: being a mentor, encouraging young women to lead lives of faith, grace and confidence. She created ProjectInspired.com where she offers truthful, unbiased opinions and advice to teens in a safe environment on topics of beauty, fashion, culture, media and faith. &nbspHer unprecedented access and activity on the site gives the readers the feeling of having a big sister to confide in, while her experience living the life of a Hollywood starlet gives her a unique perspective, platform and voice.

Nightline airs nationally at 12:35am EST / 11:30pm CST on ABC. http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/.&nbsp


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