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

27 May 2010 No Comment

Posted by Joannes

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.