Brooklyn Decker is one of the HAWTest women in the world, but she didn’t always have the self-confidence to match her looks.
“When I was younger, I was insecure about being gangly and having no shape. People made fun of me and called me a boy! I remember praying for boobs and a butt. Luckily, I grew into myself and got curves, but when I was first modelling, I wished for that boyish Gisele body again!”
Like so many models who are pressured by the industry to stay impossibly thin, Brooklyn became obsessed with staying skinny and got into some bad places with dieting.
“When I moved to New York, I was always with other aspiring models. There were bingers and purgers, and everyone watched each other eat. It freaked me out. I did juice fasts and crazy diets and ended up gaining weight. My father did an intervention and got me to stop obsessing about everyone else and wrecking my body.”
Brooklyn has since developed a much healthier approach to eating, which involves focusing on what she’s getting out of food, instead of obsessing over calorie counts.
“Eating is more fulfilling if you talk about what you should eat rather than what you shouldn’t. Instead of worrying about what foods might have too much fat or sugar, think, ‘Oh, I should eat these blueberries for the antioxidants.’”
We love that philosophy! And it’s obviously working! She’s GORGEOUS!!
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