Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘I certainly don’t FEEL like a sex symbol!’ Supermodel dismisses label as she launches her new sleepwear range
- Model, 26, cites Rihanna and Beyonce as women she admires
- Yesterday unveiled nightwear range of cashmere jumpers and silk pyjamas
- Celebrated one year anniversary as designer with store in August
PUBLISHED: 14:19, 17 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:47, 17 October 2013.
She has topped Maxim and FHM’s world’s sexiest women polls and modelled for fashion’s biggest names.
Yet Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says she tries to ignore her status as a sex symbol and admits she definitely doesn’t feel like one.
‘It’s a totally subjective opinion and not something I pay all that much attention to,’ she told Vogue.co.uk. ’I certainly don’t feel like one! I really don’t take it too seriously to be honest, but I understand that it’s part of my public image.’
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The 26-year-old, who was scouted by Profile Model Management when she was sixteen, said she loves her job but admitted it can be both exhausting and unsettling.
She does, however, believe that the greater the reward, the more sacrifices that have to be made.
The Devon-born supermodel, who will star alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in 2014′s Mad Max: Fury Road, shared her tips for success with the fashion bible.
‘Drive, balls, attitude, humour, manners, tact, wit, confidence, independence, fearlessness, opinions, and a great understanding of yourself. I have that found all of these things take time to acquire and much of it is a part of becoming a woman,’ she said.
Rosie, who cites Princess Diana, Beyonce and Rihanna as women she admires, was speaking at the launch of her new sleepwear range for M&S.
After the stellar success of her lingerie range with Marks and Spencer, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has now branched out into nightwear.
The supermodel is hoping to help women get their beauty sleep in style with her luxurious new range of cashmere capes, silk dressing gowns and soft snoods.
Rosie was in store yesterday to unveil her new collection for Autograph.
She stayed loyal to the High Street mecca by donning a £299 fitted animal-print leather skirt from one of their ranges, which she teamed with a classic black top and sophisticated black court shoes.
The sleep range features a £149 pure cashmere jumper with detachable snood, as well as satin reverse pyjamas, which come with a more reasonable price-tag of £35.
In August, Rosie celebrated her one-year anniversary as a designer with the high-street store.
She celebrated by releasing her autumn 2013 collection of sophisticated and luxurious underwear pieces.
Speaking at the time, she said: ‘I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since the Rosie for Autograph launch, it’s gone so fast!’.
It has been a busy month for the model. She recently took to the catwalk at the Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week and was spotted landing at LAX airport in the U.S. on Sunday morning.
On-trend: Rosie stayed loyal to the High Street giant by donning a £299 fitted animal-print leather skirt from their range, which she teamed with a classic black top and sophisticated black court shoes
Celebration: Rosie, who hails from Devon, recently celebrating her one-year anniversary as a designer for M&S
In her spare time, Rosie has been working extensively with personal trainer James Duigan – creator of the Bodyism system and bestselling author of The Clean and Lean diet – in order to keep her body in perfect shape.
But while Rosie clearly enjoys a work out, Duigan, who has also worked with Elle Macpherson and Nigella Lawson, maintains her strict diet is one of the reasons she’s able to maintain her incredible figure.
‘Rosie makes a mean guacamole which is a filling and nutrient-dense snack,’ he told news.com. ‘About half an avocado a day is the perfect way to include fat-fighting in your diet.’
But despite eating healthily, Devon-born Rosie admits she isn’t a fan of faddy diets.
Speaking to Vogue, she said: ‘I’m not really one for fad diets, I like to keep things simple. I grew up on a farm, so if I want to detox or shed some weight or eat cleanly I’ll cut out carbs and refined sugars. So that’s my tip for eating well: Nothing extreme.’
The British star admits to being a huge fan of physical exercise and does her best to squeeze her work-outs in as often as possible.
Happy to be here: Rosie is passionate about her lingerie range with M&S and spends hours perfecting every piece that goes on sale
‘I love exercise,’ she said. ‘For me, all my confidence starts there – with my exercise. It’s not just about being in shape, it also improves my well-being.
‘I feel better about myself, it boosts my confidence. And that for me is where the beauty regime starts, in the gym.’
Rosie also criticised the fashion industry’s lack of guidance for young models, revealing an agent once told her to eat ‘a single piece of sushi a day’.
In a recent interview with The Observer newspaper talking about her early career in modelling, she said: ‘I felt that there was never anything for me, no workshops, no people letting you know how you should be eating or what you should be wearing to castings.’
Looks like Rosie managed to muddle through on her own quite successfully…