- ELLE UK
- The Power of Rosie
- September 2012
- Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Photographer: David Vasiljevic
- Stylist: Anne-Marie Curtis
Rosie is once again gracing the cover of ELLE UK, this time in Dolce & Gabbana for the coveted September issue. I adore her understated makeup and how simple her long hair has been left. The hair and makeup paired with the simple studio backdrop leave the images focusing on the clothes and Rosie’s natural beauty. However, as stunning as she looks I wish that they would have produced something a little more exciting for such an important issue.
In the accompanying interview with 25 year old former Victoria’s Secret model and Transformers actress she talks beau Jason Statham, struggling with her career and where she is today:
On her desire to have a family with her actor beau Jason Statham:
“I always see myself working, but definitely being a mum will be a big part of me. Look, I think my career is very self-indulgent. It’s all about me. I’m not a doctor, I’m not looking after people, I’m not saving children. I’m in the entertainment business. I’m a model. I’m an actress. So it is very self-involved. I think there is naturally a point where you think, ‘I don’t care about myself as number one any more.’ I want to care about other things.”
On her struggles while trying to launch her career:
“I wasn’t quite tall enough either and I hated it to be honest. There was no individuality, no opportunity to be individuals. I think that people forget you’re human and you just become an object. [In New York] I was constantly reminded that I wasn’t right wherever I went and that was difficult because I’d come from a place where it didn’t matter. For any young girl to be told they’re not good enough, every day, wherever they go…”
On how her struggles shaped who she is today:
“I don’t know, I just had this thing, that this was where I was going, this was the opportunity that life had presented me with. This was my destiny and I wasn’t going to just pack it all in because these people gave me a hard time - and that’s still my attitude now.”
Check out the video below for a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot.