Rosie Huntington-Whiteley “wants a sniff of Angelina Jolie’s career”


Just deal with it, people. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is your new Megan Fox. She does endless interviews, she’s not that bright, she tries to play the victim and her face is kind of crazy. I might even think that Megan is a better actor than Rosie, judging solely from the absolutely terrible clip released of the new Transformers movie. But today we’ll just be discussing Rosie and her multiple magazine covers. Last week, Bedhead covered Rosie’s Complex cover story, and today we have her appearances on GQ UK and Elle UK, all for the June and July issues. In Elle, she discussed how she was forced to lose weight in her early days of modeling:

She may be a Victoria’s Secret Angel and named Maxim magazine’s ‘Hottest Woman on Earth’ — not to mention Megan Fox’s replacement in Transformers 3 — but the body that got Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to sex-symbol status didn’t come easy — or without some sacrifices.

“When I started modelling, I was definitely heavier,” she says in ELLE magazine’s June issue. “I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I’m quite stubborn so I didn’t. I can’t remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice. It hurt me. Especially as my baby fat naturally melted away as I got older.”

But in true bombshell fashion, the 24-year-old Brit stood strong. “You can bullied as a young model, but there was a point where I found my voice, effectively.”

The starlet will make her debut on the big screen this summer in Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, where she plays Carly Miller. She replaces one of Hollywood’s well-known hot bodies, Megan Fox, in the action-flick series.

[From Us Weekly]

I think what bothers me about someone like Rosie complaining about the issue of body image and weight loss in the modeling industry is that she (and many other models) always make it sound like fait accompli. Like, OF COURSE they had to lose weight, of course they were told to lose weight, of course they didn’t stand up and fight for healthier body image representations and of course when they were told to lose weight, they did so with ease (or so they claim). The story is never, “I was told to lose weight and I told them to go screw themselves. But a month later, I started doing blow and then I lost weight. Yay.” I guess… I just don’t find Rosie’s body image struggle particularly sympathetic. Anyway, here are some excerpts from Rosie’s GQ UK interview:

Rosie on being teased: ‘I was teased about the way I looked at school. I got teased because of my lips. I used to get called T**t lips – because I had big lips but no breasts. And then I was called Kipper Lips. There was a big group of girls that was Devon’s answer to Mean Girls, and they would storm the bathrooms shouting, ‘I’m going to f****ing deck you, Lips! See you on the school bus’. And boys didn’t really go out with me.’

But really she did have friends: ‘We’d hang around in soggy jeans drinking cider. I did long for the city. But I was a very outdoorsy kid. Until I was 15, riding was my thing – I was horse-obsessed.’

She interned at a modeling agency and she was “discovered” at 17: ‘I was shocked. I used to see all these supermodels walking into the agency – tall, elegant glamazons. I was just a big lump from Devon. But within a year I was travelling to America, being booked for French Connection, Tommy Hillfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch. I started to make serious money. Suddenly school didn’t seem quite so important.’

Her new acting career: ‘Would I like even a sniff of Angelina Jolie’s career? Yes. Do I think I have a future in this business? I certainly hope so. And I’m going to work damn hard to make sure I do. I’m not standing here and saying I’m an amazing actress or that I’ve had a heap of thespie training. But you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.’

[From The Mail]

She’s not really at the Megan Fox-level of dumb interviews. If this was Megan, she would have told a story about how she was a fake lesbian and thrown in some insults for Michael Bay. In comparison to Fox, Rosie just seems kind of bland. I don’t even find these photo shoots particularly interesting or provocative in any way, good or bad. I just don’t think Rosie is interesting enough to be anything beyond a model. And even then… I don’t know. I used to kind of like her look, but she’s plucking my last nerve lately.

Oh, and about the Angelina Jolie career goal… well, Rosie should maybe aim lower? Let’s aim for Megan Fox, hon.

Elle & GQ photos courtesy of The Fashion Spot and The Mail.

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  1. imo says:

    I feel like I’m seeing a snapshot of Shiloh or Vivienne* in 20yrs…she certainly has the Jolie-Pitt lips (compliment)

  2. HotLatino says:

    She’s right to be surprised when she was “discovered” because she ain’t pretty, Megan Fox is super-hot but stupid and this chick is both fug and stupid LOL

  3. Micki says:

    After seeing the trailer for the 3rd Transformers she should definitely aim to reach Megan Fox’ acting skills. Didn’t believe I’ll ever say it.

    And her interview is so formuliac it hurts. Weren’t they all teased at school, the poor ugly ducklings?! Sure, they’re the LAST to believe they can model, even after signing the contract…And school is just such an unpaid waste of time!
    And sure there is a bright future ahead because being multitalent opens you every door, Angelina beware!

  4. Ria says:

    yeah, ‘making serious money’ seems to be an index mark for her so good luck with ever being happy and not shallow.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    I seriously dislike models who try to branch into acting (with few exceptions, as Charlize Theron, for example).
    I just think that being an actor requires, aside from talent and some level of (not necessarily essential) prettiness, a really interesting face. Some features that make you remember the actor and focus on what their eyes, mouth and face in general are expressing and emoting.
    Models, nowadays, are mostly just bland and boring standard faces mounted on thin, slender bodies. Just stick to that, I say.

  6. Cherry Rose says:

    At least Megan attempted to have some spark. This girl is just…utterly boring and bland.

    And please Rosie, just because you have big (fake) lips doesn’t mean that you’re going to be the next Angelina Jolie.

  7. Bee says:

    @imo that’s exactly what I was thinking!! That this is what Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is going to look like in 20 years.

  8. Sue says:

    I don’t think she’s ugly and she seems smarter than Megan Fox who I think is a complete idiot and when Fox got a little fame turned into attention whore. It stand to be seen if the same thing will happen to Rosie but at least she knows she not an amazing actress unlike Fox who thought see was the Sh*t and every movie she was in that boomed was someone else fault and not do to her bad acting.

    Cherry Rose@ Fox too thought she was going to be the next Angelina Jolie not just Rosie.

  9. P.M. says:

    Bitch please. That’s all.

  10. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Kaiser – I think I find her wholely unsympathetic. (I don’t like her, and she has been EVERYWHERE lately! What she needs is a sniff of STFU.)

  11. lisas says:

    Is there any celebrity confession more mind-killingly boring than “I was bullied at school”? Yes. “I was not as cute as I am now”. Ugh. Get LOST Rosie.

  12. lilred says:

    I’m with the original bellaluna: But she needs more than a sniff of STFU. She neds to inhale very deeply.

  13. antisara says:

    OK…pardon my ignorance but who’s this fake, tanorexic, jane dope look-alike? DAWM,SHE’S FLATTER THAN MY KITCHEN TABLE! no chest bumps whatsoever!
    She’s so flat it hurts! I’d bully you…for sure Rosie…LOL…you’re the bully-able type, kid.

  14. Solveig says:

    Who cares?, I’m in love with the burgundy dress.

    PS: I too (and my sister) was bullied at school because of my lips. But that doesn’t make me like her, especially because her upper lip is FAAAAAAAAAAKE.

    PPS: At least Megan Fox gave entertaining interview and she was beautiful, and fortunately you see her just when she’s making/promoting a movie.

    PPPS: did I say “who cares”?

  15. aloe juice says:

    I think Megan was special, I liked that she was outspoken and opinionated and she really had that wow factor. This girl is just another model. bleh

  16. snapnhiss says:

    While I can’t deny she’s very good looking, there’s something strange about her face. The lips/nose combo make her look like she just got a whiff of excrement and she’s on the verge of vomiting.

  17. Mika says:

    As an actress…. she’s awful. Like, embaressingly bad, but as a model, I’ll put it out there – she’s really not the worst.

    I don’t pretend to know a lot about modeling, but I’m pretty sure her look is more for men than women, and I’m ok with that, because 13 year olds have got to put someone’s picture in their sock drawer. What I can see clearly is that Rosie has a healthy body. Her thighs touch, I can see her quad muscles, her breasts look real. Hers is not bad body image.

  18. WhiteNoise says:

    ?? I don’t get the criticism here. She’s 24, a successful model (and an extremely attractive one imo), she wants to try acting, is being given opportunites like countless other people with a modelling background, there’s not one thing in that interview that makes her sound anything other than normal and down to earth, and yet she gets slated for daring to have ambition and opinions? It’s like, how dare she?

    Give the girl a break for pete’s sake.

  19. Emese says:

    OMG! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Fuck, finally someone telling what they really think, instead of kissing ass of celebrities and each others, because its THE TREND.
    I love you people :D
    So, aiming for acting would not be a bad thing in general, but how come they always do some Transformers kinda shit, which we all know will never lead to anything more high-brow… So yeah, just put some lipgloss on the big lips after running an hour in dirt, thats their thing…

  20. mln76 says:

    I got to put the blame where it lies the publicity machine surrounding this crapfest franchise. This girl has two brain cells to rub together but I’m sure she’s getting coached by Bay’s minions to be a mini Megan Fox-but she better watch out because just like Fox once she does any non bimbo action movie she’s going to bomb.

  21. munchies says:

    i think the blonde jolit pitt girls will look like Estella Warren, the pretty drunken escape girl!

    rosie is beautiful but no way JP kids will look like her. they will have softer look with pouty lips i guess.

  22. sara says:

    @WhiteNoise: totally agree.

    It’s funny how beauty, fame and success generate hate. Now that MF is off, everybody is hating on Rosie.

  23. Turtle Dove says:

    ….so… did she lose the weight? Just wondering cause…. yeah…
    @20 – I am on board with what you said 100%. Celebitchy is my now my fav. site. Love the sardonic quips and outing of posting celebs/PR! (gives side eye to Ryan Phillipe) LOL

  24. Crash2GO2 says:

    I believe the kids were cruel to her in school. Just look at how they are behaving here on the internet.

  25. jenni says:

    I think any person who was or is “outdoorsy” has a leg up. It’s a sign you’ve learned how to be good alone. Fox seems apologetic about herself and all “I’m not worthy” of Jolie comparisons. This girl doesn’t seem like that. She’s forthright about what she wants and she’s not apologizing -that’s attractive and bodes well for her future. Plus since she doesn’t have tattoos and that works in her favor. Any girl who is overtly sexy with big lips and allot of tattoos now seems like she is copying Jolie.

  26. LittleDeadGirl says:

    There’s nothing I find less interesting than a pretty girl whot tries to claim she had it hard. Hon, you were born beautiful, that’s fine, did you have struggles in other areas of your life? Sure, you’re human, but give me a break with “I was teased for being ugly but two years later I became a supermodel”. Suuuurrreee … no no I believe you … I’m sympathetic …

  27. jenni says:

    UH who cares she’s a model? Jolie was given opportunity to get roles and be an actress because no.1 her dad was Jon Voight and no. 2 she modeled because was gorgeous and sexy . Same thing with Liv Tyler–pretty girl and famous dad. Modeled and then got acting roles. Why begrudge this girl for being ambitious? And this girl is starting out with even less than most actresses (looks sure but no industry dad with connections mere mortals can’t even dream of. ) It seems like most famous women start out as no. 1- somebody famous’ daughter then go into modeling at 16 and then turn into designers and actresses and whatever else. This girl is trying to do the same with less…that takes some spunk. Which is cool in a woman.

  28. SoCal says:

    So damn boring, I mean these scripted interviews DON’T help at all and she has nothing that Angie has, it’s about more than stupid big lips. Angie has the face, body and the charisma…Megan Fox is more interesting than this chick….

  29. roddymartindale says:

    A lot of good actresses start out as models. A good PR person can fix any problems she may have giving interviews. Whether or not she is ever good enough, at least she aims high in terms of what sort of acting career she wants (or so she says). Why should she aim lower just because a few people don’t like her?

  30. Sue says:

    WhiteNoise@ I with you I don’t get the hate ether.

    Lest face it Megan Fox was a phony do not forget her whole I a bisexual thing or the fack that she got tattoos is the same place as Jolie, Fox what’d to be Jolie so bad it was sickening.

  31. wtf? says:

    what a hoot some of your comments

    me i am filing this one trick pony in my kristen stewart box of boring

    her one trick you ask ? sleep with a b- list actor like statham and keep blowing till you get to the a list.

  32. Dominique says:

    I might be alone, but I think she’s gorgeous…I admit she had to grow on me, but I think she has great style and a great look overall

  33. Canuck says:

    Re: Michael Bay… Grapevine is that the guy is a complete d*ck, only Megan Fox was stupid enough to actually say it around the press.

  34. norma says:

    you’re not damned if you do and damned if you don’t. if you do, and people are interested, then it’s simple. so yeah, STFU and inhale deeply as others have noted. if you don’t, nobody will notice anyway.
    back to jam tarts now.

  35. jover says:

    I don’t get the lamenting of megafarse – she was dull, uninteresting, untalented, ungrateful, not as hot as everyone believes and talked stupid shit because she never read a book or newspaper in her life so what else could she talk about random nothingness. Unfortunately, as we all know, unlike the supers of the 80s and 90s today’s models are bland and have been pushed aside by hollywood (why the fashion industry allowed this I’m not sure); as to the fact that rosie is kinda boring, the larger issue is that many of today’s young celebs (yes I guess Rosie is that too) just haven’t led interesting lives or had many interesting experiences to enrich their conversations. Moreover, can the entertainment industry attract worldly, cosmopolitan educated people or must they always troll for trailer park provincials like megafarse – not exactly a worldly cultured creature – just another neophyte that wanted to become famous.

  36. foozy says:

    rosie’s so boring looking. what the hell is the matter with jason????!!! he should dump her ass already. AND, she’s no angelina jolie!!!!

  37. ZenB!tch says:

    @HotLatino I totally agree with you except for one thing. Megan Fox is not hot, she MADE HERSELF hot. There is a difference. Now she went to far and isn’t as hot. If Rosie gets a few nips on her nose, she can be Megan too.

  38. ZenB!tch says:

    Other than not thinking she is very pretty, I am waiting until I see her on screen before I form an opinion.

  39. Dominique says:

    I should add, Megan Fox looks trashy and fake to me, but everyone seems to think she’s beautiful. My standard of beauty seems polar opposite of a lot of people on this site. I’ll take Rosie and her interesting features over the (yes I’ll say it) white trash look Megan has to me…

  40. megan says:

    I never understand why people think because they can model that must mean that they can also act. There are about 90% too many actresses who are only actresses because they’re beautiful.

  41. chalen says:

    What makes megan trump this chick is her michael bay disses. that guy is a grade A ahole and a pig. It’s the only reason I can stomach Megan, the fact she called a spade a spade on that douche.

    As for this chick though-please she’s hot and sexy and all those things. Lovely girl. Boring, an incredibly crappy actress, but she’s definitely easy on the eyes.

  42. RHONYC says:

    that socked-in-the-mouth look is wearin’ thin on me.
    in more ‘hoe sit down’ news… :-(

  43. Ari says:

    Rosie is a replacement, plain and simple. Not much more needs to be said on this matter.

  44. Kim says:

    As long as she keeps putting out for roles, like she did this one, im sure she’ll do fine in the industry.

  45. Chicoulina says:

    I think she’s breathtaking!!!Absolutely gorgeuous and I’m guessing not even one of the commenters here even comes close to her looks.Why are people so mean and eager to belittle beautiful women?Jealous much?

  46. Eve says:


    I miss Megan Fox. I really do.

  47. Moonbeamz says:

    antisara: you only bring shame upon yourself with comments like that. you do realize everyone knows that bullies are weak and insecure right?