We’re always happy to see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Can you blame us? Time and time again, the Brit beauty has delivered, like fronting Vogue Korea and both the Australian and British editions of Harper’s Bazaar. Following a five-year hiatus, Rosie reappears on the cover of British ELLE for April 2021. For the newsstand cover image (below), Rosie wears an Emporio Armani top and a pair of high-waisted briefs from Les Girls Les Boys (picked by stylist Aurelia Donaldson) before a pink backdrop for photographer Quentin Jones. While on the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump), Rosie takes it all off.
But the majority of our forum members believed Rosie deserved much better. “Farrah Storr’s ELLE is dated,” declared MON.
“That hair ruined an otherwise perfectly fine cover,” called out mikel.
“Sorry, it’s plain a** ugly — both covers in fact. If you manage to make Rosie appear ugly, then it’s a pretty huge feat as a magazine or photographer,” complained Bertrando3.
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“Rosie’s worst cover ever,” Srdjan chimed in.
“Always love me some Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but the color scheme is about the only element I can tolerate here. The beauty styling is awful, absolutely loathe the straggly hair in the cover shot and very much doubt anyone is wanting to emulate it, either,” added vogue28.
Benn98 disagreed: “I like the cover, maybe it’s the pose, the color combination with her tan and the lean, athletic physique. It’s also very brave of them to go with Rosie in her knickers, but I don’t find it sexual at all. It’s more trendy because that style of knickers is very much in right now.”
“I like the color scheme. That’s about it,” said annikad.
Check out Rosie’s accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.