When I updated my Facebook status with “interviewing Brooklyn Decker. What do you want to know?” I wasn’t fazed by the number of guys who immediately commented, asking questions like:
“Just her phone number, and if she enjoys long walks on the beach.”
“Good Lord, she may be the hottest chick on the planet.”
“Will she marry me?” (Um, no—she’s hitched to tennis star Andy Roddick.)
What did surprise me was the number of girls who “liked” my status and posted questions, wondering what the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model does to look so freaking hot. When I asked Decker, the new Venus spokeswoman who’s currently filming in Hawaii, I discovered how unexpectedly laid-back and cool she is.
Q: What’s the one beauty treatment you must do to prepare for a big bathing suit shoot?
A: “Spray tans! I get them the night before. I make sure to shave first so I’m exfoliated and smooth. If I don’t, the color gets stuck on the hairs and makes them more obvious. I’m not picky about where I go. I just prefer a person to a booth because they can contour, and I’m less likely to come out looking orange and streaky.”
Q: How do you keep your hair looking healthy and shiny while you’re on location?
A: “I love Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum and MoroccanOil. Two nights before a shoot, I coat my hair in the oil before bed. I wash it out the next day.”
Q: Since you’re always showing skin, which shaving method do you prefer?
A: “Regular razor for me. I tried waxing twice, and it was just too painful! Plus, I don’t like that you have to grow out your hair. That wouldn’t look too sexy at a shoot! I like throwing a razor in my bag and using it while I’m traveling. It’s the easiest and quickest.”
Q: What are some of your favorite products?
A: “I swear by Cetaphil face wash. It keeps my skin soft and balanced. I love Dr. Hauschka Bronzing Fluid. It’s nice and subtle, but you can layer it for more coverage. My trick is when I get a bruise (I’m such a klutz!), I dab this on to cover it up. And my favorite mascara is CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof.”
Q: What beauty treatments do you get regularly?
A: “I’ve had about five [salon] manicures in my entire life! I like giving them to myself. I even buy the cuticle pens. I splurge on massages, though. I like firm pressure, especially after I work out (which is a lot) and after a long flight.”
Q: What do you think about while you’re being photographed?
A: “I always picture a sleepy day in a hotel, like I just ordered room service, so I’m relaxed and have bedroom eyes. When you do this, you’ll look more romantic than overtly sexy. It’s more subtle than pouting your lips.”
Q: What do you snack on during long days?
A: “I have to have raw nuts. Almonds are my favorite. Now that I’m in Hawaii, I’ve been eating the Macadamia nuts. They’re amazing! Today I found these 100-calorie organic fruit bites in Starbucks. They cured my sweet tooth.”
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