Last year Brooklyn took a life-changing trip to America’s Arctic. Now, she’s standing up to make sure this pristine part of our natural legacy stays protected.

“Fasten your seatbelts and no smoking on the plane.” I’ve heard these words a million times before, but this time it was different. I was strapping myself into the smallest airplane I’ve ever been in, a de Havilland Beaver affectionately known as “Pumpkin,” and I was about to fly over some of the wildest country in America—the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I was joining the Sierra Club for a weeklong adventure through the Arctic.


According to, Brooklyn is set as a lead opposite James Van Der Beek in Dana Klein’s CBS comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, which is directed by James Burrows. The multi-camera project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kaplan Entertainment, revolves around six 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. Brooklyn will play one of them Jules, a former model who was discovered in a mall when she was 13. Very open minded, she sincerely wishes the best for everyone.

Brooklyn attended the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture Celebration of the 2013 Vanities Calendar held at the Chateau Marmont on February 18 in Los Angeles. The event raised funds for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of Feeding America. Brooklyn wore a Preen top and skirt that she accessorized with Pucci clutch, Prabal Gurung for Casadei shoes, and Ebel watch. See photos from the party in our gallery!

While talking to CBS News at the Gillette event, Brooklyn mentioned her next film role.

I especially love comedy, so we have something in the works now that I can’t announce yet, but hopefully soon I can announce a comedy that I have coming up. It will be pretty fun,” she said. “That’s [comedy] definitely something I find I’m most comfortable in.

She recently made a guest appearance on the Fox sitcom, “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel. A big fan of the show (she’s seen every episode), Decker says she jumped at the opportunity. “The cast was incredible. This is their second season, so they’ve been working together for a little while now,” Decker said. “The chemistry is great. It’s very fraternal. Everyone’s improving with each other and throwing jokes at each other. It was a great familial set.

After her “New Girl” appearance, Brooklyn, who previously appeared on “Ugly Betty” and “Chuck,” may have caught the television bug. “TV is something that’s pretty new to me,” she said. “I kind of started in television and then I did mostly movies and I’ve gone back a little bit to television and I really love it.

It’s been a few years since Brooklyn has done any modeling, as she continues to shift her focus to film and TV. “I’m doing all acting and I’m just lucky that I’m actually able to work so hopefully, knock on wood, I’ll stay lucky and continue to work on the acting side,” she said.

Before the Gillette event, Men’s Health asked Brooklyn to offer up her best Valentine’s Day advice—and you might be surprised to hear her stance on the holiday. Plus, she revealed her weekend plans (“air humping” and Beyoncé), shed insight on Kate Upton’s new SI cover, and officially commented on being named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Hottest Women of All Time.

MH: Why do you think women want a clean-shaven guy?
Decker: Well, it’s funny. I actually kind of like the look of a 5 o’clock shadow. I like a little bit of a stubble, because I think it’s kind of like mountain man-ish. But the thing is, no girl likes to feel like she has sandpaper on her face. Like if Andy has facial hair and he gives me a kiss, I leave with a little red mark on my face. So girls end up getting burn beards on their faces, which is never fun. That’s where the preference to kissing clean-shaven men comes in, which is why I think the study was so skewed in one direction.

MH: So you don’t like Andy with a beard.
Decker: Well I think it looks good that way, but I prefer to give him a kiss if it’s nice and soft, and not going to scratch my face up.

MH: Should I go run home and shave right now, so I’ve got a smooth face tonight?
Decker: Yes! That’s a really cute gift, and honestly a strong hint for a girl to drop for a guy. Because let’s be honest: We’re expected to shave our legs, right? If you’re going to kiss a girl and touch her legs, you don’t want to touch a forest—so why isn’t a guy expected to shave his face?

Brooklyn talked to about romance, her dream costars, gave her expert opinion on Kate Upton’s new Sports Illustrated cover, and more.

On who in Hollywood has the best facial hair.
“Al from Home Improvement. He has an awesome beard and he wears flannel all the time which is really cool.”

On (not) celebrating Valentine’s Day.
“I’m the worst person when it comes to Valentine’s Day. I’ve never really celebrated it. I’m usually working on Valentine’s Day, so I’ve never really been a big celebrator of it. I’m of the belief that if you need one holiday to make sure that you show somebody that you love them, then you probably need to work harder throughout the rest of the year.”

On what “romance” means to her.
“I am not romantic at all. The more romantic something is, the more unattractive it is to me. I’m kind of like a boy. I’ve never been a big romantic person. I don’t like the big sweeping gestures. I think if you can laugh with someone and have fun, that’s plenty.”

In your mind, the best part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is probably imagining what goes on behind the scenes when the shoot is taking place: a bunch of scantily clad models running around in the sand, it sounds like paradise. And during a recent interview, 2010 Swimsuit Issue cover model Brooklyn Decker made it clear to Men’s Fitness that the real deal is, in fact, a lot like your fantasy.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue just came out. As someone who’s been on the cover, what do you think it takes for a girl to land that coveted spot?
I wish I had the answer to that. They didn’t tell me until the day before it came out, so I didn’t know. It was my sixth or seventh year shooting. I did Sports Illustrated for so long and every year you do cover tries, so you always think there could be a chance. And then they don’t tell you until like the day or two before. So I have no idea what the formula is. They tell us it’s just based on the image and if it’s a powerful enough image or not. I don’t know what else goes into it. I hear there’s like secret testing that goes on. But it’s like Fort Knox over there. No one tells anyone anything–it’s all rumored and we’re all kind of kept in the dark.

Every guy wants to know what goes on behind the scenes at the swimsuit issue shoots.
It’s like a vacation with your family. I mean, Sports Illustrated–they are like family. I haven’t done it in two years, and they’re still like family to me. It’s not work at all. It’s so much fun. I mean, you have long hours, but you’re on the beach with your friends. The trips and photo shoots are as legendary as people hope they are. They’re really fun, I have to say.

Brooklyn spent her Valentine’s Day in New York away from her husband, Andy Roddick, to work a “Shave and Kiss” event for Gillette. Guys made sure they had a clean shave before puckering up in hopes of breaking the world record for the most kisses in one minute by a couple.

It’s one of the funnier things that I’ve ever seen because I think the record is 258 kisses in a minute. So if you think about that, it’s four kisses a second so these people are grabbing each other’s faces and basically banging their heads against one another,” Brooklyn told “At least they’re doing it clean-shaven and they’re not giving their girlfriends beard-burn, but it’s pretty funny to watch.

StyleCaster caught up with Brooklyn to chat about everything from her date night style to why she never spends Valentine’s Day with her husband Andy Roddick.

When it comes to date night, how do you like to dress?
I’m definitely more of a tomboy than I am a feminine girl. If it’s a special day—like a birthday or holiday—I’ll try to make an effort and I’ll put on a dress, but generally, it’s just jeans and a T-shirt for me!

You’re married to former tennis star Andy Roddick. What’s been your most memorable Valentine’s Day together?
Well, Valentine’s Day always falls over the same week as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue reveal, so I’ve been with my girlfriends on Valentine’s Day for the past six years. It’s actually a really fun way to spend the day! Andy and I aren’t huge celebrators—I haven’t gotten him a great present, I should work on that!

What’s the nicest thing he’s ever done for you?
I can’t share that! He’ll be embarrassed. That’s for me to know.

Brooklyn made an appearance on ‘Fox and Friends’ show on February 13th at Fox Studios in New York City. She was there to talk about her big Gillette World’s Largest Shave & Kiss event that took place the following day at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan.

will we ever see Brooklyn grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition again? She reveals that and much more to HuffPost Celebrity:

What do you think of Kate Upton’s new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover?
I love it! I think that what’s so cool about it is regardless of whether or not you’ve ever bought a Sports Illustrated in your life, the fact that they have Kate going to Antarctica is a story in itself that will make people want to buy the magazine. I think it’s a really great story, I think she looks awesome. I mean, you can see glaciers in the background, it’s very cool. I think they did such a good job.

Would you do another Sports Illustrated cover?
I don’t think so. I love Sports Illustrated and they’re literally the reason I have a career, but I did it for seven years, and I loved it, but it’s time for me to do something else. I haven’t actually done any modeling in two years, I’ve been doing all acting, so I’m sort of working on that now.

What’s it like being considered one of the hottest women in the world?
Oh my gosh! I wish you could see what I look like on a day-to-day basis. I actually may have been Photoshopped … 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 and not here for a while, so it’s funny.