Rosie talks about her post-baby acne saying “I’ve never had perfect skin, but throughout the pregnancy it couldn’t have been better, six months after [the birth] the acne started. It’s sort of a depressing thing, so mortifying.”
Whitely then delves into some of the more dangerous and negative sides of the modelling industry…
The 31 yr old expresses her concern for the young models starting out in the industry and draws upon her own experiences in the past, she says “I don’t think young models are protected enough.” She goes on to say “The sort of conversations that often took place were, ‘Well, he might want to take some photographs of you at his house and it might be a bit sexy so, you know, if you’re happy to go along…’ Looking back now, there were a lot of instances where you were unprotected and that really starts with the agents, as people who take a huge commission from young women. I have to scratch my head at times and ask what they’re doing.”
The model touches on the setbacks she experienced in her early modelling years revealing, “I would go to castings in my teens and the response that I got from my agent was: ‘They think you’re too much of a personality, you’re too happy and wholesome,’ and I’d just be like, ‘What? Well, f**k them, I don’t want to work with them anyway.’ So it was great to finally find my home with companies that celebrated those things – Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencer, Burberry.”
Rosie is now a successful entrepreneur, her most recent project being the launch of her beauty brand Rose Inc.
It's so easy to be caught up in the polished and beautiful veil thrown over the modelling industry, so having one of the world’s most famous supermodels & beauty entrepreneurs giving us the real talk on her own beauty flaws and some of the goings-on of that world, makes her more relatable. Rosie Huntington-Whitely isn’t just a pretty face. She is a BRAND, a force to be reckoned with and now one of our favourite women to follow on social media.
Here are some of the images from her shoot with Porter magazine.