British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rose to fame as Victoria’s Secret Angel. She was the hottest face of several fashion campaigns and magazines over the years. With her slender figure and appeal, FHM named her the sexiest woman in the world in 2011.
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley was born and raised in Devon, England. She grew up in a small country farm with her parents, Charles and Fiona, and her two siblings.
As a young girl, Huntington-Whiteley used to be teased and bullied at her school for her full lips and small breasts. She also shared in an interview that she used to smoke.
At age 16, Huntington-Whiteley applied as a PR staff in a modeling agency. But instead of getting interviewed for the job, the agency asked her if she wanted to become a model.
From that point, Huntington-Whiteley’s modeling journey began. She got her first modeling act with Levi’s jeans. Later on, she also signed a contract with DKNY, Clinique, and Ralph Lauren.
In 2004, Huntington-Whiteley flew to New York and got her big break in a Teen Vogue photo shoot. In the same year, she made her runway debut with Naomi Campbell. She even worked with fashion photographer Bruce Weber for an Abercrombie & Fitch shoot.
Huntington-Whiteley gained public exposure when Burberry chose her for its autumn/winter campaign in 2008. She also landed on her first cover girl feature on British Vogue with other British models.