The face (and body) that launched 1,000 bras, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – one of the world’s highest paid models – effortlessly managed to make the transition to film. But it’s her role as a formidable businesswoman that she cites as her greatest success… Meet the Emirates Woman September 2015 cover star.
Citing her Marks & Spencer Rosie For Autograph fragrance and lingerie collection as the “proudest accomplishment” of her career, she recently celebrated four years of collaborating with the high street brand.
A dangerous cocktail of tousled blonde hair, tawny skin, bee-stung lips and proportions hitherto seen only on Jessica Rabbit, it’s little wonder the 5ft9in 28 year old first rose to fame as an underwear model. And, judging by the recent paparazzi snaps of her outside the gym getting ready to work on her washboard abs, it’s a role she not only relishes, but also plans to keep going for a long time to come.
A dream ambassador for brands, Rosie has had the likes of Burberry, Victoria’s Secret (she became an ‘Angel’ in 2010), ModelCo and Paige Denim – which has just signed her up for a second time to star in its autumn/winter 2015 campaign – banging on her door to star in their campaigns.
And with her strong work ethic and commercial nous, we predict even even bigger and better things in store for this British beauty.
Rosie on how proud she is of her M&S collaboration:
“I’ll get a girl flashing me her bra strap in the lift and telling me what a fan she is. That’s the ultimate reward – when you see somebody happy and have made somebody feel great.”
Rosie on equal rights:
“I’m somebody who wants to have all the same rights as a man. If that’s what makes a feminist then so be it. “
Rosie on her happy place:
“Deep down, I feel much more comfortable in my welly boots with my mum up a field than I do at some fancy red carpet event in Hollywood.”
Five things you didn’t know about Rosie
- Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, to Fiona (Jackson), a fitness instructor, and Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, a chartered surveyor.
- Rosie’s younger brother, Toby, is also a model
- On having to kiss her much shorter co-star Shia LaBeouf on the set of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, director Michael Bay told her: “You’re giving small men across America hope.”
- She insists she’ll never go down the plastic surgery route saying that “manufactured perfection” is not for her.
- She set out on her career path wanting to be a stylist.
Click here for Rosie’s killer workout
For the full interview buy the September issue of Emirates Woman, out on newsstands now.
What you will learn from the September issue
- Who the nominees of the Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards are – it’s time to get voting.
- Why career sexism is still rife – and the four signs to look out for in order to avoid it.
- Exactly what to buy where in which stylish city during this month’s Fashion Weeks.
- How to stop punishing yourself in the pursuit of perfection.
The Autumn / Winter issue of Emirates Bride is also out now and here’s what’s inside:
- Your UAE hen party guide.
- Sarah Jessica Parker’s first ever bridal collection.
- The unlikely shade on the faces of the coolest brides.
- Why everyone’s talking about Rosie Assoulin’s bespoke service
- Fad-free diets.