Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is eyeing up a spot in Rihanna's coveted inner circle, but admits she'd be starstruck if she ever met the singer in person.
The 26-year-old Devon-born beauty, who's just unveiled her gorgeous new lingerie collection for M&S, revealed she's dying to become Rihanna's new best friend during an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw. "She's so cool", Rosie gushed. "I've been campaigning [to be her friend] for a long time."
But before they become new party pals, it looks like the Bajan singer may have some making up to do first. "If I met Rihanna I would be [starstruck]", model-turned-designer Rosie continued. "I recently went to see her perform in LA and I went backstage and everyone was standing back there having a drink with her team, they said, 'She's gonna come now, she's gonna come out any minute now.'"
"I was standing there going, 'Oh my god, I'm going to meet Rihanna. I'm going to meet Rihanna!' And I stood there and twenty minutes went by and the more time went by the more nervous I got. "Then after about three hours of waiting I was like, 'I've had enough!'"
She added: "I'm really nervous to meet her now, I'm gonna get star-struck and say something I'll regret." This lady has the patience of a saint!
Rihanna's already welcomed fellow runway dazzler Cara Delevingne into her fold, so we don't see why she can't squeeze one more lovely model type into her fashionable phone book. Hook a girl up, RiRi!
By Robyn Munson
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