Rosie Huntington-Whiteley snubs Victoria`s Secret show

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 11:47 AM IST

London: With a Hollywood film and an A-list boyfriend, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has turned her back on the modelling job that propelled her to stardom.

The 24-year-old model turned-actress, who is dating Hollywood star Jason Statham, has confirmed that she will not take part in this month`s Victoria`s Secret Fashion Show alongside her fellow `Angels` because of a diary clash, reported Daily Mail online.

It is the first time since her 2006 debut that she has missed America`s famous catwalk extravaganza, which is being filmed in New York.

"Rosie is focused on perfecting her acting. She doesn`t want to be known as just a model. She has been taking acting classes, but she hasn`t filmed anything since `Transformers:
Dark Of The Moon`," a source said.

"Rosie was approached to participate in the annual Victoria`s Secret show, but unfortunately couldn`t make the dates work due to a big campaign shoot. She remains close to the VS family," her spokeswoman said.

PTI