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Brooklyn Decker Disses Her Modeling Past
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
April 10, 2012
It's no secret that Brooklyn Decker was a super-successful model before landing all those "the hot girl" roles (see Just Go With It), but it turns out she's is less than enthusiastic about the profession that gave her her big break.
"I loved the travel but I didn't love the work," she tells the Daily Mail bluntly about her former career, adding with an eye roll, "I mean, come on, modeling is only so stimulating!"
And though she landed the 2010 cover of Sports Illustrated, arguably one of the biggest accomplishments a model can have, she shares that her much celebrated physique wasn't always ideal in the fashion world.
"I have boobs and I talk too much and I smile too much. I've never been runway skinny," she says. "I did the whole juice-fasting thing, I tried all that – it was stupid. But you learn. I love sugar and coffee, but I try to balance healthy eating with the occasional indulgence."
But there is one upside to getting famous for her modeling work -- meeting her husband, tennis pro Andy Roddick, who spotted her on a TV talk show and was "instantly smitten."
"He got his agent to call my agent," Brooklyn reveals about Andy's courtship attempts. "He wooed me," she laughs. "But it took five months until I called him back! And then that was that."
And though she is clearly equally smitten with Andy (who she calls "hilarious" and "chivalrous"), she also recognizes that she needs to be much more than a trophy wife (a role she plays in the upcoming What To Expect When You're Expecting) to keep the relationship going strong.
"A lot of times in relationships you make so many sacrifices for the other person that you almost lose yourself. I've found that nurturing my own life is just as important," she stresses. "It is so important to support each other's passions, but what I'm learning is that people need their own independent accomplishments to feel good about themselves."