Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s big breakout, “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon,” hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but she’s already enjoying the clout that comes with being Shia LeBeouf’s on-screen gal pal. The 24-year-old Victoria’s Secret model is at the top of Maxim’s Hot 100. Cue zillions of dudes frantically Googling her name.
Whiteley shot to fame after she was hired to replace the contentious Megan Fox as the female “Transformers” lead – a controversial move given Fox’s high profile promo on the first two films. It’s her first actual acting gig, though she’s been modeling since 2006.
Some were surprised by Michael Bay’s casting choice, despite the fact that he and Whiteley had previously worked together on a Victoria’s Secret commercial. He’s referred to her as “spunky” in interviews.
In the recently released trailer, Whiteley doesn’t feature heavily, so we can’t make any judgments on her acting quite yet. Though, let’s face it… being the hot girl in the “Transformers” flick doesn’t exactly require an abundance of talent.