Reality star Whitney Port attends the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Whitney Port’s style icon is the late Princess Diana.

The reality TV star admires the way the British royal – the former wife of Prince Charles, who died in a car crash in 1997 – took fashion risks despite having such a high-profile position.

Asked who her style icons are, she said: “I always looked up to Princess Diana. She took a lot of fashion risks at times when she was looked at so closely. I also love how Alexa Chung mixes tailored men’s clothing with dresses.”

The 26-year-old beauty also admits she finds her own image as a style icon “surreal” but loves to be inspiring people with her fashion choices.

She told LOOK magazine: “It’s surreal. I love that people all over the world can see what I’m wearing and use that as inspiration for their own look.

“I think about how I feel about my style icons and to think someone feels that way about me is crazy.”

Whitney, 26, has previously insisted she would never undergo cosmetic surgery, saying she thinks her ‘Hills’ co-star Heidi Montag – who famously underwent 10 procedures in one day – went to an extreme.

She said: “If you really feel like you want a little nip and tuck, that's your prerogative but that's not something I'd ever want to get into - especially to the level Heidi did. I think at our age it's a little bit much.” - Bang Showbiz