Brooklyn Decker: ‘Marriage has taken the emphasis off my looks & appearance’

A commenter noted this a month ago, and it’s SO TRUE: Kate Upton has completely usurped Brooklyn Decker in every way. It’s like the cultural zeitgeist will only accept one big-boobed blonde at a time, and that girl gets all of the attention, all of the magazine covers and all of the “controversy”. I remember when Brooklyn was criticized for having a not-so-modely body and I remember when Brooklyn’s whole look was considered too downmarket for the high-fashion editorials and larger modeling campaigns. And now Kate Upton is getting all of it. I believe Brooklyn was actively looking to be usurped, though – by the time she had become a big “thing” in the modeling world (the pinnacle of which was her 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover), Brooklyn had already decided to really try to be an actress. She’s done a handful of projects – she was in Battleship, What To Expect When You’re Expecting and she guested on New Girl recently – and I suspect that she got this Women’s Health cover for some acting project, maybe? Here are some highlights from the interview:

Who Brooklyn would choose as a body double: “It’s got to be Jennifer. She’s so active and had to be in a bikini for Just Go With It – she just had this glow about her. I was a bit awestruck! I was invited to do yoga with her on set but they had so many good yogis I was intimidated and chickened out.”

Being married to Andy Roddick: “The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women’s bodies. They’re not so concerned with how someone looks, more about how strong and healthy they are. For me, marriage has taken the emphasis off my looks and appearance – the emphasis modeling ingrained in me – and given me a healthier outlook on the female form. Being married to an athlete has changed my perception of women and what my body is capable of.”

There’s tons of junk food on photo shoots and film sets: “Imagine the best junk food you’ve ever seen, available 24 hours a day – that’s what sets are like. There are sweets and doughnuts in front of me all the time. My rule of thumb is that if I’m working, I eat healthily. I have such a sweet tooth that I can’t let myself indulge because work is where I spend most of my time, so when I’m at work, no bad food.”

[From The Mail]

Is it weird that I like what she says about her husband and how she learned to see herself through his eyes? I understand what she’s saying – Andy probably approached everything from the perspective of a trained athlete, which means it would be foreign to him to withhold food to lose weight or to only focus on how someone looks and not how they perform. That being said, I doubt Roddick would have married Brooklyn if she wasn’t a beautiful, big-boobed model. Let’s be real.

Photos courtesy of Women’s Health.

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  1. Joanna says:

    Really pretty pictures

  2. elkiddo says:

    She seems to me quite skinny in Battleship. But fit though.

  3. Tessa says:

    She’s always seemed relatively healthy for a model to me, like she eats on occasion. I think a lot of guys like strong and toned over boney and weak…most probably.

  4. emmie_a says:

    Holy airbrushing in these pics. She might have a nice body but her face (without photoshop) is nothing great.

  5. flutters says:

    That was a thoughtful and articulate comment from Brooklyn Decker about how marriage to Andy Roddick changed the way she thinks about her body. I’m actually a little surprised she had that in her, but good for her.

  6. TG says:

    I never thought she was pretty. She has an odd Rudolph nose and a boring suburban mom haircut

  7. bluhare says:

    Oh please. It’s only because she’s been brushed aside by that Kate Upton chick.

  8. dina says:

    I really don’t find her attractive at all, I dunno. Terrible actress, too.

    • hoya_chick says:

      I know! That movie she was in with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston was TERRIBLE! I made it 30 minutes before switching the station. She was not good.

      For everyone saying Ireland is not model material; if this chick can be a model then Ireland can be a model. She is so generic! If I don’t see pictures of her I forget what her face looks like. Ha.

  9. mar says:

    I think she is really cute and seems very down to Earth

  10. shanaynay says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t find her appealing? Her head is kinda too big for her body. And her face is kinda average.

  11. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    I was surprised I liked her in ‘Just Go With It’ Actually a cute movie…I still think it’s shallow how Roddick essentially picked her out of a magazine.

    • Bijlee says:

      I thought it was a cute movie too!

    • Chelsea's handler says:

      “I still think it’s shallow how Roddick essentially picked her out of a magazine.”

      I’m sure she had a say in it.

  12. xoxokaligrl says:

    Very pretty. She has always had a rocking body though. She makes kate upton look untoned.

  13. xoxokaligrl says:

    Very pretty. She has always had a rocking body and makes kate upton look untoned.

  14. xoxokaligrl says:

    Very pretty. She has always had a rocking body and makes kate upton look untoned.

  15. Rosie says:

    Not everything is about boys.