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Meet Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Transformers star, and Maxim’s 2011 Hot 100 No. 1.

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When you need to save the planet from evil robots, call Optimus Prime. When you need to replace Megan Fox as the face of a billion-dollar franchise, call Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the British Victoria’s Secret model who took No. 1 on Maxim’s 2011 Hot 100 list. She’s funny and insanely beautiful, and her lips change color with her moods. What more can you ask of Hollywood’s newest sex symbol?

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What’s Dark of the Moon about?
Sam, Shia LaBeouf’s character, has to save the world, and he’s got a new girlfriend, which is my character, Carly. Things unfold a little bit darker than they seem at first…

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Is Megan Fox’s disappearance explained?
Yes, it’s explained, but that’s all I’m saying.

Is it explained with explosions? This is a Michael Bay movie, after all.
Well, Shia and I are explosive together! The movie begins with us in a new relationship, and then we go from there.

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Did you get a feel for just how much Bay loves things that go “boom”?
I don’t think anything is subtle on a Michael Bay set. Everything is 10 times what it is in reality. More fire, more noise, more explosions! Faster, harder…I was thrilled to witness it all.

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With the trend of models starring in big roles now, do you think it’s fair to take the money out of hard-working actors’ pockets?
Do you think it’s fair that actors have been taking the money out of hard-working models’ pockets? Actresses have completely taken over the fashion industry in the last five years, in terms of big deals. Maybe it’s time the models got some payback.

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Being named Maxim’s Hot 100 No. 1 is a start.
It’s a huge compliment. I’m still shocked. It’s a great honor to have in your career.

You recently moved here. Do you miss home?
Every day. It’s my soul, England. I miss the people, the culture, the food…

Wait—you miss the food in England? Really?
Oh, my God, so much! I find it strange that people say English food is so bad. To me it’s delicious. I’ve never really considered it, but I was thinking the other day maybe it’s strange to have beans on toast for breakfast.

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That’s what you grew up eating?
I grew up on a working farm. We had chickens, sheep, horses—that’s how we ate.

We hope you didn’t eat the horses!
No! That’s the one thing I didn’t eat. I grew up shooting and hunting. I was a tomboy.

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You’re famous for your lips. Is that something you’ve worked on?
The rest of my body requires a lot of upkeep, but the lips are one thing I don’t have to work on. They’re funny, because they change color with my mood. They get really, really red when I’m angry or passionate, and pale when I’m miserable or tired. But I suppose everyone else’s do, too.

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Uh, no…
They have a life of their own. They get me in trouble. You know mood rings? I’ve got mood lips.

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Have your lips started to get you recognized more often in America now?
I was at the DMV. My driving instructor was like, “You’re the Victoria’s Secret model!” I failed my last test miserably, but this guy passed me with flying colors.

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STATUS UPDATE

From: Devon, England

Birthday: April 18, 1987

Guilty pleasure: “Eating. I just don’t stop doing it. I love eating really bad, bad things, like roast dinners and chocolate bread-and-butter pudding.”

Triple threat? “I don’t know about model turned actress turned pop star, but I am a very frustrated rock star deep down inside.”

Fancy feet: “You know how some people work in a bar or wait tables to pay for school? I wanted to be a professional dancer in a nightclub.”

On her bucket list: “At the top is learning to surf. Then jumping out of a plane.”

Work ethic needed: “Saying a guy needs a sense of humor and confidence is a bit boring. So I’d say I’m attracted to someone who works hard and plays hard.”

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See more Rosie and other hot ladies in The 2011 Hot 100 Gallery

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Check out more Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the latest issue of Maxim, on newsstands now.

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