Former America’s Next Top Model Leah Darrow Reflects on Reversion to Catholicism, True Sexuality

The World Made Vice & Sin Look Attractive

‘Pornography is not that you see too much of a person, but that you see too little; we’re a whole person with value and dignity.’

Published on: December 21st, 2012 — 9:33 AM / OBS: ASIA
Click here to watch Part 2 from this interview with Leah Darrow

music by: Christopher Graham

, THE PHILIPPINES — In September, Leah Darrow and Chris Stefanick spoke to massive crowds in the Philippines on the topic of human dignity and authentic love. What must be known from the outset is that Leah Darrow was raised Catholic, a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, and willingly admits that she was formerly a huge proponent of ‘theology of me,’ before a personal St. Paul moment. Before the St. Paul awakening in Leah’s heart, contraceptives from Planned Parenthood, drunkenness on the weekends, and living with her boyfriend, in many ways defined her life. Eventually, the call came from an international magazine to take her modeling career to a global level, which meant $8,000 per day for a salary! (more below)

David Panlilio

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Before committing to the photo shoot, the magazine told Leah that these pictures are going to be sexy, and edgy; or in other words, not a lot of modesty or dignity. This international magazine brought about some weariness in her life with these pictures that they were proposing to take of her body. As the cameras started clicking away at her figure, Leah’s conscience began knocking on heart, ‘should you be doing this to yourself, is this all you think you are worth?’ So what did Leah do? She ignored her conscience… initially. She committed to the photo shoot.


Even though she knew in her heart that these photos would be reducing God’s brilliant plans for her body-soul union, to a culture driven magazine seeking to profit from what the world considers to be ‘sexy.’ See video for full story.

In the photo shoot, the St. Paul moment came, and God planted a seed for her beloved ‘prodigal daughter’ to come home, back to the heart of Christendom, back to her Catholic roots where she belonged. Therefore, cold turkey, Leah Darrow quit in the middle of this internationally acclaimed magazine’s shoot; a trivial reduction of Leah’s dignity to a few photos for billboards and magazines around the world.

Now, in 2012, Leah is home. She is back to the Sacraments. Truth drives her to stages across the world for Christ’s authentic message of love, hope, and authentic . In listening to Leah’s story, it is obvious and refreshing to see her thirst for saving souls from the dark grasp of the culture. May we all continue to uphold the dignity of human life, in all it’s forms.

Return next week for part II of Leah’s story, and learn more about Leah Darrow by clicking on the logo above. Contributor - David Panlilio



First: Song of Solomon 2:8-14
Psalm: Psalm 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21
Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

1. Agony in the Garden
2. Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowning of Thorns
4. Way of the Cross
5. Crucifixion and Death

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  • Elizabeth

    Love it! Thanks for this. Shared on fb.

  • Joseph M. DeMoor

    If her message could be spread far and wide we would have alot less anxiety with our young adults and more mature individuals such as myself. Wonderful broadcast and thank you!

  • Padre Agaton

    love it too. catholics neeeds to watch and hear her testimony. God is truly good!

  • David Panlilio

    Thanks so much Fr.Agaton! :) do you have facebook? id like to add you to our list when we have updates. :)


    Many thanks Padre Agaton for watching! More from Leah next week. Come back often for new stories of hope; and don’t be shy in sharing these stories with family and friends.

  • Caesar J. B. Squitti

    Proof God exists…(well indirectly, by proving the devil deceived us about truths…they can lie.)

    based on the book…
    The LIGHT; The Rainbow of Truths…t.j.c.c.


    Caesar, we are interested to hear more about your thoughts, what is your driving point based on the quote / book above?

  • dbarto667

    Can you believe the courage of this young woman.God bless her .

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