urx unit loader Rosie Huntington Whiteley lands 'Transformers 3' lead
rosie huntington whiteley victorias secret large Rosie Huntington Whiteley lands 'Transformers 3' leadIt’s official: Michael Bay has replaced Megan Fox with Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

“I would like for all you S4TE fans to welcome Rosie Huntington Whitely to the world of Transformers,” reads a post from Bay’s website. “As some of you might know, she’s the new female lead in ‘Transformers 3.’ She’s worked with Michael before in his Victoria’s Secret ‘A Thousand Fantasies’ ad.”

We can’t say we’re surprised since Zap2it previously reported that the British model was a frontrunner for the role. We wonder if she can fill Fox’s shoes and hold her own against Shia LaBeouf. She’s certainly got the sexy thing down pat. Hopefully she keeps her accent.


Victoria’s Secret “A Thousand Fantasies” (90 sec) from Bay Films/Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.

You see? She already knows how to deal with explosions and machinery. What more do you need. Production on “Transformers 3” is already underway, which is a good thing since it’s scheduled for a July 2011 release. Besides Huntington-Whiteley, the cast also includes the sexified Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Ken Jeong. What do you think about Rosie? Willing to give her a chance? Follow Zap2it and Zap2itHanh on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook  for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Victoria’s Secret