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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had career 'chosen' for her

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had career 'chosen' for her

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley insists her career was "chosen" for her.

The 27-year-old model-and-actress feels "proud" when she is selected for a job but is aiming to be in a position where her fate doesn't lie in anyone else's hands.

She said: "Being a model, being an actress--it's not decided by you. You're chosen. You're cast, and that's fantastic, of course. There is always a sense of pride when you make the cut, but there has always been a big part of me that wants to make things happen for myself. I'd like to get myself into a position where I'm starting something on my own. That's my focus for this year."

Rosie - who is in a relationship with Jason Statham -

is very aware of her own image and takes care to surround herself with people who won't be bad for her reputation.

She explained in an interview with Violet Grey's Violet Files magazine: "I believe who you surround yourself with is a reflection of yourself. There's a quote I have always liked by Will Rogers, 'It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute'."

The 'Mad Max' star has posed nude for the publication

but admits she felt more "free" baring all for the camera when she was younger.

Recalling her first nude shoot, she said: "I had just started modeling/ I was in London, and it was a different time. I honestly think I was a lot more free when I was younger.

"Kate Moss was my favourite supermodel; she set the standard in terms of nudity as fashion and art. I think being comfortable in one's skin is the most attractive quality a girl can have."