Brooklyn Decker is the cover girl for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue


Brooklyn Decker has been chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue’s cover girl. Brooklyn is mostly famous (in my mind) for being the wife of tennis player Andy Roddick, and I can’t even think of one major modeling contract Brooklyn has. I also seem to remember that Brooklyn used to have brown hair – I didn’t recognize her as a sunny blonde. As for the cover shot – well, it’s nice, I guess. She has a great figure. But is it just me, or have we seen this pose a million times before? That’s not Brooklyn’s fault – it’s Sports Illustrated’s fault. They should have chosen a less cliché pose for their cover shot.

For Brooklyn Decker, the next few months will bring a series of firsts.

The North Carolina-raised model, 22, is celebrating her first-ever time as the cover girl on the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – a spot she landed after five years of posing for the magazine.

“It’s shocking and a dream come true!” Decker told PEOPLE shortly after learning that her photo would grace this year’s cover.

Another first? Doing a round of talk show interviews to promote her prestigious job. “I’ve never been on one! I’m kind of freaking out,” she said before appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday. “I’ve done news shows, but I’ve never done a big talk show.”

Andy Roddick to Enjoy the Envy
So how did her family react when they saw the photos of her clad in a yellow Delfina bikini? “My mom cried,” says Decker. The photos were shot in the Maldives by award-winning sports photographer Walter Iioos and inspired by ’80s and ’90s SI covers featuring Elle Macphereson and Rachel Hunter.

“We’re all on pins and needles before the issue comes out, because the cover is something all the girls want so badly,” says Decker. “So it’s nice for my family because they don’t have to stress about it anymore.”

After the flurry of parties and media appearances – including spots on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Decker will take time for another very important first: Her 1-year wedding anniversary in April with tennis champ Andy Roddick, whom she says is 100-percent supportive of her latest accomplishment.

Asked if Roddick is even a little jealous that the men of America will soon be ogling his wife, Decker says: “No. He’s so proud. I think this gives him a one-up in the locker room for the next year or so.”

[From People]

I wonder if that is difficult for a dude – knowing that a significant number of men are going to ogling (and masturbating to, let’s be honest) your wife. Something tells me that if Andy really gave it some thought, he wouldn’t be so understanding. But hey, maybe he gets off on that too. There are some guys who are like that.

Anyway, congratulations to Brooklyn!


Sports Illustrated cover courtesy of Huffington Post.

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  1. VIktoryGin says:

    C for cute and conventional

  2. Erin says:

    Agreed, totally conventional. Her face isn’t interesting and looks like it doesn’t photograph well…just being honest. Amazing body though!

  3. Kaye says:

    She’s very pretty, but, as a mom, I can’t imagine crying for joy at a picture of my daughter’s boobs hanging out. I had a huge eye roll when this picture appeared. I love men, but they can be ridiculous sometimes.

  4. GeekLuva80 says:

    Kaye: Her parents did give her a stripper-lite name.

  5. The Queen Bee says:

    She looks a lot like Rachel Hunter.

  6. dude says:

    I believe she is a victoria secret model. i could of swore i saw her in my new swinsuit catalog.

  7. Novaraen says:

    Um honey…you have to actually put ON the swimsuit.

    Oh and that blonde mess on her head looks terrible. A very badly done color weave.

  8. annie says:

    I think she is absolutely beautiful!

  9. anda says:

    average and plain at best. I loved Bar on the cover though.

  10. wow says:

    Good for her! She is one of the nicest and most down to earth models out there right now. Good job, Brooklyn!

  11. NicoleB says:

    eh…she pretty but there is nothing distinctive or interesting about her…NEXT!

  12. kelbear says:

    I actually like this alot. Im surprised alot of you are dissing her. She is so fresh and after watching her on the Today show this morning she seems so down to earth. And her husband is HOT!!

    That cover picture is very relaxed and doesn’t seem forced. It works.

  13. connie says:

    probably just me, but she’s no marissa miller

  14. mistral says:

    She’s nothing special. Pretty, yes. But she’s no knockout. It’s a very conventional prettiness. That’s what Sports Illustrated is about, though–the “healthy, pretty, natural all-American” gal (this has, sadly, become a myth. it’s mostly obesity + “people of walmart” or peroxide + plastic surgery). What annoys me more about this cover is the photoshopped hips. They’ve shaved off her hips and it looks ridiculous!!!!

  15. Kevin says:

    She deserves the cover more than her husband! If Andy ever beat someone good maybe he could get a cover.

  16. Ana says:

    I think she looks great! But I don’t think they styled her hair well. Would kill for that body.

  17. Amy says:

    Oh so Victoria Beckham wasn’t so original when she named her son Brooklyn!

  18. kermit says:

    @Mistral I agree. I don’t see the “killer body” either. Body types are subjective, SI tries to standardize. The girl looks young and uninteresting and photoshoped to me and much better in the natural shot. She’s not curvy. Her hips are a bit wider from her waist and then are straight. Curvy women can be any size, it depends on their shape. And why’s her top off?

    I don’t like “swimsuit” models in a sports mag and never liked this edition of SI. Showing athletic real bodies as beautiful (so long as they aren’t over done) would be more consistent with their product.

  19. Erik Gaier says:

    Nsty post you wrote , you should try to post some more for us!