Not just a fit gal with a gorgeous face to match - Brooklyn Decker is a humble lass with a healthy outlook and a dose of self-deprication thrown in for good measure! Here are the top 10 reasons why we love her and just how we plan on emulating her stunning look and postive mantra!
#1 She likes unorthodox workouts...
Brooklyn says one of her fav workouts is to turn up 3 or 4 of her most loved songs and start "running in place, doing some stupid booty dancing". She even likes to watch a music video of her favourite performers and copy their choreography moves. While she may not look the same as Bey when working it - in her words, Brooklyn says she look 'ridiculous' - she still says it gets her energy up a lot better than running on a treadmill or cycling on an excerise bike. And if Decker can do it without feeling a fool, so can you. She even says her dance moves are her secret, hidden talent... because they are so bad! "My moves are so horrible I feel like it has to be a talent. I'm a very literal dancer - I like to dance along to the lyrics of a song!"
#2 She doesn't go it alone
Brooklyn has admitted she relies on those around her to motivate her. She credits hubby, US tennis pro Andy Roddick as helping her stay motivated and healthy. "Being married to Andy has given me a new appreciation for my body. He's taught me that it's not how thin you are that matters. It's how your body performs, how it endures wear and tear." Struggling to get into your active groove? Try to get under the influence of the healthier people in your life. It doesn't have to be your partner either! Brooklyn once organised a private outdoor pilates class for the bride and other bridesmaids on the morning of her bff's wedding. Surround yourself with your healthier friends and it'll have a flow-on effect. The same way you might put in a little more beauty effort when meeting friends who always look perfectly polished (I know I do!)
#3 She prefers things natural
Not one to go too OTT, Decker likes the more natural beauty look best, with the proof in her top product choices. She's a big fan of PawPaw Ointment - "a great lipbalm but also heals cuts too". Love yourself some pawpaw too? Be sure to pick a natural version, free of petrochemicals, parabens and mineral oils for the best results. We love the Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointmentwhich contains Contains certified organic papaya.
Another of her product picks? Tweezerman. The best at "keeping strays in check" but she advocates not over plucking - "go for the natural look". Try the Tweezerman Lady Bug Mini Slant Tweezer for some added cuteness to your beauty bag!
#4 She indulges too
Admitting that "it’s much more relaxing" since her hubby retired from tennis - mainly because they can "drink more wine", Brooklyn doesn't mind indulging every now and again - a girl after our own hearts! She also says she loves sugar and coffee (ditto!) and eats like a 12 year old when she falls off the wagon. Skittles and Starbursts are the main offenders.
#5 She isn't arrogant
When asked 'what’s it like being considered one of the hottest women in the world?' Decker has one thing to say - "I wish you could see what I look like on a day-to-day basis (without Photoshop) … Honestly, I think it’s funny. When someone refers to you as that, you’re obviously very flattered, but I know that it’s fleeting, so it’s funny!" Decker is so 'down-to-earth' she even posts some of the most hideous photos of her normally gorg mug on her instagram account, like the selfie below, with the caption "Ahh, the wonders of hair and makeup". I can safely say, I wouldn't be brave enough to post a pic like that to my own feed, so nothing but props to her!
#6 She admits to fakery
It's not just Photoshop that Brooklyn says helps to make her Sports Illustrated-ready. Spray tans, lots of makeup and a lot of body oil also play a part. In her words, they use "a lot of fake stuff to make you look really good". And really, that's not so wrong! After all, that's kind of what the beauty game is all about - a little help to make you feel fab never hurts. So this Spring/Summer, invest in your own 'body confidence kits'. Start with a grainy yet hydrating body scrub, and a great body oil - Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is my favourite - that will not only nourish limbs, but give them a healthy glow and fresh scent to boot. Try mixing a little illuminating bronzer like our new fav from Talavou Naturals with it, for an all over glimmer and hint of bronze.
When hubby Roddick told Decker what he really thought of Kristen Wiig's character in Bridesmaids, declaring "That chick is crazy", Brooklyn proceeded to defend her soul-sister. "I feel like her character is my inner soul... The ways she acts are my inner thoughts, but I just can't express them because they're too nerdy. So if he was calling her crazy, I guess that makes me slightly crazy!" Well, if K.Wiig is crazy, and Decker is crazy for loving her, then perhaps we are all a little crazy? I mean, who doesn't love that lady! Decker even credited Wiig for giving her hairspo before she chopped off her locks in a similar blonde cut to the Bridesmaids funny gal. Kristen has also given us a dose of beauty inspiration in the past too - check out our beauty ode to her over here.
#8 Face masks are some of her favourite beauty products
We never met a facemask we didn't like here at bb and Brooklyn swears by them - even posting funny pics of her mid-mask to her fans (see below). Adding an instant dose of hydration to your skin, cloth face masks are great for restoring moisture lost during active days, and give skin the perfect pre-event glow. Try the Facial Fresh Cloth Facial Treatment Masks - all great for calming and norishing skin.
#9 She knows how to scrub up too
Even though she is a natural, tomboy spirit, Decker knows a thing or two about getting dolled up and isn't afraid to try new trends. Her top pick? "I love bold lips! My hubby's not a fan so when he's not around I'll do a deep red or fuchsia". Keen to try it out too? Our lastest pout obsession is the Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick range - particularly the Vigne shade, a pretty fuschia (pictured).
#10 She has a pup like bb dog Thompson!
What do you think of Ms.Decker's natural and fun style and attitude? We for one, love it! The perfect inspiration for Getting Active this August with bb! - Lauren