Continuing to pump up her popularity,Rosie Huntington Whiteley is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

And the Victoria’s Secret babe explained that her good fortune in securing the new female lead in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” had everything to do with connections.

She shared, “Michael Bay and I had worked together for a Victoria’s Secret commercial. He sent me an e-mail and said, ‘I’m casting for another part inTransformers,’ so I decided to audition. I didn’t think it went well, and figured that my acting career had probably come and gone right there.”

Instead, she got the gig and found Hollywood to be just as much hard work as her career as a sought-after model.

“I spent my whole summer with a bunch of testosterone-fueled men, including navy seals. It was fun going from fashion, where things are pristine and groomed, to an action set, where it was the end of the world. Every day I’d get my makeup done, and then there would be this moment when my makeup artist would have to destroy me.”