Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles KATE: My dad's a minister in the church, he of course does not approve, but then again he also knows that he can't control my lifestyle. COMM: She may look every inch the professional cover girl, but just two years ago Kate Stoltz lived with her family in a strict Amish community in rural America. 00:20 COMM: The 23-year-old turned her back on the traditional way of life, to appear in TLC show Breaking Amish. But now she's turning heads working full time as a model in New York. KATE: If I were to even show my father face to face a lingerie picture that I took he would probably burn it, and tell me that I'm going to hell. COMM: Growing up in a religious community in rural Pennsylvania, Kate's life was a world away from bright city lights. KATE: I would go out, feed the cows and everything like that before I go to school, I'd go to school, when I'd come home I would take care of the calves, make dinner for the family. I would spend maybe about six hours at a time just out in the fields raking hay. 01:03 COMM: But after leaving her village to appear in TV series Breaking Amish in 2012, Kate was snapped up by major model management. KATE: When they told me that they were going to sign me I honestly didn't even know if I wanted to believe it, it seemed so surreal. COMM: However making the transition from horse and cart to cab rides and casting calls hasn't been easy. KATE: I actually found it really hard to get used to New York at first because it's so loud, there's so many people, there's always something going on. COMM: And Kate had to deal with the disapproval of the community she left behind. KATE: The Amish think that modelling is one of the worst things a woman can do, they see it as flaunting your body and being vain. Going from not being allowed to have your picture taken to actually doing it for a career and a lifestyle is a big life change. KATE: Even though they don't approve of my lifestyle, they're always telling me to come back home. I couldn't ask for better parents or better brothers and sisters. COMM: And thanks to a new group of friends, Kate is learning to navigate the big city and follow her dreams. CHRIS: When I first met her I wouldn't say she didn't look Amish she just looked a little awkward, I think she's breaking a lot of boundaries with what she can do and she has become more of a New York City girl I think. COMM: With no desire to return to the Amish way of life, Kate is making plans for the future, and appearing in a second TLC series, return to Amish. KATE: I would never go back to the Amish life. I couldn't, it would be way too restricting. But now that I'm outside of that I realise the world is so large, it doesn't matter what one person thinks, the only thing that matters is like who you are and whether or not you're happy.