Report: Victoria’s Secret Model to Replace Megan Fox in “Transformers 3”

Move over Megan Fox, the new “Transformers” babe is here. Access Hollywood reports that Victoria’s Secret lingerie model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been tapped to play the lead female role in “Transformers 3.” Huntington-Whiteley will play lead star Shia LaBeouf‘s new love interest in the third installation of the Michael Bay action franchise, which is due for release next summer.

Reports of Huntington-Whiteley’s choice come a couple of weeks after Fox confirmed that she would not be returning to “Transformers” for a third time, saying that it was her choice to leave the franchise. Huntington-Whiteley beat Gemma Arterton, Ashley Greene, and Brooklyn Decker, who were all rumored to be among the front runners for the role.

It will be Huntington-Whiteley’s feature film debut, although she and director Bay has already worked together for a Victoria’s Secret commercial last year. The 23-year-old from Plymouth, England, was named ELLE magazine 2009 Model of the Year and is currently dating “Transporter” star Jason Statham.