Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has spoken to ELLE Magazine about her insecurities and how tough it was for her to leave Britain to pursue a modelling career in New York.
The Victoria's Secret model told the magazine: "I grew up very unaware of my body and how I look; that wasn't something anybody thought about.
"I wasn't quite tall enough either and I hated it to be honest."
She says of New York: "There was no individuality, no opportunity to be individuals. I think that people forget you're human and you just become an object.
"I was constantly reminded that I wasn't right wherever I went and that was difficult because I'd come from a place where it didn't matter."
The Transformers actress has now designed a lingerie line for high street store Marks & Spencer and spoke to the publication about her design ambitions and how she wants her range to appeal to all sorts of women.
She said: "I've wanted to design ever since I can remember and I fell into modelling through wanting to design and then, through my modelling career I modelled a lot of lingerie."
"My top goal is for it to be accessible and appearing to everybody, I didn't design it for just me."
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