Emma Watson vs. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Which Burberry Model Is Hotter?

  • Harry Potter star Emma Watson has cut her hair and lost her job, not necessarily in that order. Watson debuted a fun, ’60s Mia Farrow pixie-do this morning in New York City. Maybe she pulled a Britney and hijacked a barber shop after she learned she’s being dropped as the face of Burberry? She was a super-successful model for the upscale UK fashion brand, helping boost its sales, but today, Sky News reported that the company has decided to replace her with British Victoria’s Secret model and Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Burberry says they have “not ruled out using Watson again in the future.”

    Clearly, Burberry wants to sex things up a bit. (Or maybe they read this vicious article in The Daily Mail, which attacks Watson as a “sullen starlet.”) Yes, Emma is super-cute, but testosterone talks: Rosie is super-hot and provides a more womanly sensuality. Oddly, however, Burberry has hired Rosie for their fall and autumn campaigns. Who wants to see a Victoria’s Secret Angel covered up?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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