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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is ELLE’s October cover star

By Emma Sells

Did you guess? That's right, model turned actress turned designer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the cover star of our brand new Edited by the Interns October issue. And doesn't she look amazing?

It's the third time she's stepped in front of the camera for us and it's a total reinvention. Photographed by Mariano Vivanco, she sports a platinum blonde bob and wears new season pieces by Calvin Klein Collection, Céline, Gucci and Chanel as well as the Miu Miu dress that she's clad in on the cover.

Rosie also sat down with ELLE's Editor-in-chief, Lorraine Candy, to talk about everything from her relationship with actor Jason Statham to why models need thick skins at the start of their lonely careers. 'Many models are in long-term relationships for stability,' she tells us. 'Admittedly, not always with great men, but it gives them something to come home to, something grounding. That¹s how I see my relationship. Well, I see it in many ways but one of the most beautiful things is that I feel at home whenever I am in the world because of him.'

She adds, 'I can see why people think models come across as a little cold. When you start out you¹re so young you don¹t have a voice. Every just tells you what to do and you can end up abroad in the middle of nowhere, with no one speaking English. It is very lonely. ....You develop a thick skin to protect yourself. Now I am 26, when I come on a set, I can say what I think and my opinions are noted. I¹ve grafted hard to be here.'

The new issue hits news stands on Wednesday, but if you need a bit more Rosie to whet your appetite in the meantime, have a look at our behind the scenes film and see her in action...

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