Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says it takes a lot of "dedication" to become a successful model.

The 24-year-old beauty is one of the world's most in-demand model - as well as having a successful acting career - but insists it has taken a lot of work to get to her position and has had lots of knockback along the way.

When asked to give her advice to aspiring models, Rosie said: "It takes hard work, determination and the ability to pick yourself up and try again when things go wrong. I advise you to get a reputable team around you, too. And always trust your gut feeling."

Rosie - who is dating Hollywood heartthrob Jason Statham - also revealed how her mother is her inspiration as she has always supported her dreams.

She told Britain's ELLE magazine: "My mother inspires me. She's been the driving force behind me the whole way and I strive to make her proud. I'm always drawn to women who are strong, independent, individual, who have an air of mystery about them and who aren't afraid of their sexuality."