By Loni Venti
Updated November 03, 2014 12:00 PM

She learned how to contour from YouTube

“It’s an incredible skill,” she says. “But it’s tricky to know where to put the bronzer, highlighter and concealer. Whenever I need makeup or hair tips, I just look it up on YouTube.”

She’s not always in the mood (for a shoot, that is)

“There are times when I don’t want to be in just my underwear,” admits the model, who has posed for Victoria’s Secret. “We all have off days.” To get her sexy back, she hits the gym. “I feel much more confident after a workout.” (She loves Body by Simone dance cardio.) And if all else fails, “a spray tan helps.”

She’s an Angelina Jolie fan

“She’s the most physically beautiful woman in the world,” Huntington-Whiteley says of Jolie. “And with all of her humanitarian work, she’s got a beautiful soul too.”

She smells like roses

“I know, it’s so clichéd! I’ll buy anything with rose!” Her everyday scent is Jo Malone London Red Roses. “I get tons of compliments when I wear it.” (See her evening perfume pick above.)

She’s got high-fashion taste

“I’m such a girl,” she says. “I love wearing dresses and getting dolled up.” And her favorite red carpet designer is Gucci. “I wore one of their gowns for my first premiere [Transformers: Dark of the Moon] and have loved them since.”