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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on life after modelling: 'My looks will fade'

Published 17/07/2014 | 14:28

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends The BRIT Awards 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Rosie Huntington Whiteley is seen at LAX on April 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Rosie Huntington Whiteley is seen at LAX on April 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is aware that her looks will "fade" over time.

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The 27-year-old model-and-actress is known for her doll-like features and slender frame, which have earned her jobs for brands such as Burberry and as a Victoria's Secret Angel. Although she is currently one of the most sought after fashion stars in the industry, Rosie knows the hype won't last forever and is happy to go out gracefully.

"I realised early on that nothing lasts forever, especially as a model - you have to build something for yourself from it. Looks go and you fade. Modelling is short lived," she told Industrie magazine.

"I wanted something for when I want to take a back seat. There'll be a brand that I'll be sitting at the helm of and enjoying. This is really the start of something I see as a long-term thing... I see my career as work. I don't see it as a lifestyle."

Rosie has also dabbled in creating her own pieces and her long-standing collaboration with British retailer Marks & Spencer has put her on the map as a successful designer. She has her Rosie for Autograph lingerie line and also appears in campaigns for the company's clothing.

Her underwear has proven a hit with fans, and she is delighted by the feedback she receives.

"I get tweets every single day from women sending me pictures of themselves in their lingerie, their Rosie for Autograph, telling me how their experience was purchasing it and how special they feel in it and how comfortable it is. It's been overwhelmingly positive and very humbling for me - you set out to do something and to make," she smiled.

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