Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton accidentally flashed part of her butt when a breeze blew up her culottes in New York Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images; Splash News

Easy, breezy! As a Victoria's Secret Angel, supermodel Erin Heatherton is used to strutting her stuff in barely there lingerie. So she was unfazed on Tuesday, Aug. 6, when an unruly gust of wind exposed part of her bare butt in the middle of a crowded New York street.

Dressed for the summer heat in a gray crop top, black clogs, and polka-dot culottes, the 24-year-old stunner looked effortlessly chic as she browsed the shops in NYC's West Village. But as she hopped into a cab, an unexpected breeze blew up the bottom of her loose-fitting culottes, giving passers-by a glimpse of her runway-worthy derriere.

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Heatherton -- who famously dated Leonardo DiCaprio -- has said she works hard to keep her body in tip top shape. "I just started this class, Pure Barre, which is so awesome and hard. It's inspired me to change up my workout," the model told Us Weekly in March 2012.

"I used to only really do yoga, because I feel yoga is important for everyone -- it really calms me down and it's important to stay flexible," she explained. "Even if you don't have time for a big workout, stretching in the morning and night really changes your body."

"I always stay active, even if I'm on vacation," she added. "At home I don't like to be just sitting around; I like to go out and do things. It's when I'm the happiest."