Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Transforms from Model to Movie Star

She may still be best known for being a Victoria's Secret model, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is about to hit the big screen in a big way.

She may still be best known for being a Victoria's Secret model, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is about to hit the big screen in a big way. She's stepping in for Megan Fox as the female lead in the next Transformers film. With a high-profile part in a major summer flick, this 24-year-old is definitely about to garner a lot more attention. She's even already earned the top spot on Maxim magazine’s annual Hot 100 list.   

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 2011 Maxim Hot 100 Party Hollywood May 2011Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala May 2011

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For last month's Hollywood party to celebrate the latest edition of the coveted list, Rosie played up her sex appeal in a crisp white backless MaxMara Spring 2011 dress complete with side cut-outs. She added a leopard print Giuseppe Zanotti clutch and Sergio Rossi Asteria sandals featuring a hammered brass heel. Rosie also wowed on the red carpet at the Met Gala earlier that month. The Burberry model was decked out in a custom rosy silk gown, nude python clutch and cream sandals all courtesy of the fashion house. The only thing not Burberry were those Fred Leighton jewels.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Louis Vuitton hosts a dinner for Richard Prince London June 2008Rosie Huntington-Whiteley The Glamour Awards 2009 London June 2009

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Right around the time she became Burberry's go-to girl, Rosie arrived at a London dinner hosted by Louis Vuitton for Richard Prince in June 2008 in a white lace frock complemented by a Louis Vuitton Limelight clutch in a delectable chocolate hue and tan Christian Louboutin City Girl platform sandals. Gorgeous in Gucci, Rosie went with a sleek black crystal embellished number from the brand's Fall 2009 collection for the 2009 Glamour Awards in June of that year. The coordinating open toe booties are from the Fall 2009 collection, too.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Graduate Fashion Week 2009 London June 2009Rosie Huntington-Whiteley London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2010 Burberry Prorsum Feb 2010

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This red Mark Fast Spring 2009 selection was dripping with fringe detail. Rosie paired the slightly over-the-top dress with gladiator ankle boots by Giuseppe Zanotti for the Graduate Fashion Week 2009 Gala Show in London back in June 2009. It wasn't a huge surprise to spot the British model wearing a sophisticated trench at the Burberry Prorsum show during A/W 2010 London Fashion Week in February 2010 given her brand affiliation.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shopping for groceries at Whole Foods Los Angeles March 2011Rosie Huntington-Whiteley CinemaCon 2011 Big Screen Achievement Awards Las Vegas March 2011

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While out grocery shopping at Whole Foods this past March, she went boho casual in a white T-shirt, floppy hat and JET stone wash bell bottom jeans. Rosie shifted back into glam mode in a strapless black Kevork Kiledjian silk crepe and chiffon gown for the CinemaCon Awards 2011 later that month. She also sported Quiet platform sandals and the Chandra clutch both by Jimmy Choo as she picked up her award for Female Star of Tomorrow.

With such big expectations to live up to, there's certainly a lot of pressure on Rosie right now. We can't wait to catch her up on the big screen!