Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reveals the 'pressure' to get back into shape after pregnancy
Things have been going pretty well for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley lately. The English model, designer, actress and businesswoman is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, formerly being one of the brand's 'Angels', but has even moved out of the fashion industry at points - making appearances in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road.
While her acting career has seemed to have fallen to the wayside, her modelling career is still out in full force. Not only does she still walk the runways for brands such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Vera Wang and Prada, but it appears she's launching her own beauty brand too.
She announced the news on Instagram this week, with 'Rose Inc.' promising "beauty from the inside out". There's been a lot of push for this on her social media as of late, but it's unclear how extensive it will be or how soon products will be released. A much more important moment also happened last year, promising that her life would never quite be the same again.
On 24 June 2017, Rosie gave birth to her son Jack, after becoming engaged to her husband in 2016, after six years of dating. It has now been almost a year since she and her partner, actor Jason Statham, brought Jack into the world, and the model has felt the pressure of returning to her work and getting into shape once more.
The 31-year-old has now revealed how she has kept in shape, and how she took the advice of supermodel Elle Macpherson, explaining that she was "taking her time". In an interview with Harper's Bazaar Australia, she spoke about what she has been through in the eleven months since her son was born, and how she had only just started to get her body confidence back.
"I think I have felt the pressure, but more so from myself than anyone else. I’m not one for extreme diets so it has taken time and it’s really just now that I have started feeling more comfortable.
"I just find that it works really well for me because I enjoy it. I love that I don’t have to go to a gym and have a personal trainer talking to me while I’m running on a machine."
The model attends dance-cardio classes four to five times a week with her Australian trainer Simone De La Rue, where she uses small weights or body bands to get the toned shape she's looking for. It seemed like it has all worked out for her, as she starred on the cover of the Harper's Bazaar cover for June this year.
I can't imagine there are many women out there who can find the time or money to go to five dance-cardio classes a week with a personal trainer, but it's good that the model has managed to overcome any pressure she faced and get back into the game.