The theme of last night’s Costume Institute Gala, the fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was PUNK: Chaos to Couture in honor of the new punk exhibition. Brooklyn hit the red carpet in a Peter Pilotto gown that she accessorized with Sergio Rossi shoes, a Repossi ear cuff, Lynn Ban earrings and cuff, Dannijo rings, Bijules half ring, and a Valentino clutch. See HQ photos in our gallery. Big thanks to our friend Jess for sending them to us!

On Monday night, actors, singers, models, and designers flocked to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Met Gala–and because the theme this year was “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” their looks had a decidedly hard edge. But how did they get red-carpet ready? ABC News asked actress Brooklyn Decker to keep a journal of her day to find out.

The “Just Go With It” actress, 26, says she started her day bright and early at 6 a.m. “to go spinning and get the juices flowing. I hope I don’t fall asleep at dinner!”

But first it was time for breakfast: “I’ve been nibbling throughout the day to make sure I fit into my dress and don’t faint,” she writes.

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Back in February, I interviewed model Brooklyn Decker for GQ’s April issue about…home scents. Yes: Home scents. When I told her we needed to talk about “smell,” she got kind of nervous—like I was going to say she smelled bad or something. The first mention of home scents, however, disarmed her immediately, and she revealed her disdain for lemon bar-scented man-homes as well as foot odor. And then, perhaps as a preemptive measure, she added, “I mean, I probably smell half the time, which is too much information.” She smelt like model, which is to say, very good.

At the time, Decker was promoting Gillette’s Fusion Pro Glide razor and had just announced the results of the brand’s survey on facial hair: 85 percent of women like kissing clean-shaven guys instead of bearded ones. She agreed. (MEN, FYI: BEARDS GIVE BROOKLYN DECKER PIMPLES.) But there is one exception: “The Brawny man is a prime example of a guy with a cool-looking mustache.” After hearing her candid thoughts on facial fair, I moved on to the topic of meggings, or man leggings. Having never heard of them, she was shocked and extremely curious at the mere suggestion (“What do they do about their junk?”). Below, a delightfully random conversation with Brooklyn Decker.

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GQ: You were a part of Gillette’s “Kiss & Tell” campaign, which found that women prefer to kiss a clean-shaven dude over a bearded man. Where do you stand?
Brooklyn Decker: A little scruff looks nice, but it feels so uncomfortable. Think about how a guy wants a girl to have smooth legs: It’s expected. Shouldn’t a guy be expected to do the same on his face? I think that’s only fair. I thought women would be like, “Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, but I like the way it looks,” similar to a pair of shoes. The results go to show you that women are passionate about a smooth face—they don’t care what it looks like, they just want it to be soft against their skin. Also, women can get beard burn, have you seen that?

GQ: Woah, really?
Brooklyn Decker: Yeah, girls can start breaking out on their face…not fun.

GQ: Even you?
Brooklyn Decker: Yes. I hate the scratching and the red mustache I get afterwards. And you can get pimples on your chin because of the oils from the facial hair and the stabbing. It’s not a cute look.

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Brooklyn celebrates her 26th birthday today, and we would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Brooklyn, we hope you have a special day with your loved ones, and that 2013 brings you even more success and happiness both in personal life and your career! Thank you for being such a wonderful, genuine and inspiring woman and sharing your talent with us!

Celebs are gearing up for this year’s 43rd annual Earth Day by joining forces with Sierra Club’s GET OUT campaign that encourages people to celebrate and protect the planet by getting out and about.

Lauren Conrad, Octavia Spencer, Dermot Mulroney, Shailene Woodley, and Brooklyn Decker are only a few of the celebrities featured in Sierra Club’s video campaign.

Sierra Club wants you to “explore, enjoy and protect the planet” not only on Earth Day, but always. The environmental organization is also giving away a trip to Hawaii for those who enter its 2013 Earth Month sweepstakes!

Brooklyn covers May/June issue of Women’s Health UK magazine. The cover and the shoot are a reprint, however the issue does feature a couple photos we have not seen before:

In the magazine Brooklyn reveals she was in awe of 44-year-old Jennifer Aniston’s flawless figure on the set of their 2011 film “Just Go With It.”

When Brooklyn was asked who she would want to play her body double, she said, “it’s got to be Jennifer. She’s so active and had to be in a bikini for ‘Just Go With It’ — she just had this glow about her. I was a bit awestruck!

Brooklyn dished that she passed up the opportunity to work out with the former “Friends” star at the time because she felt a little self-conscious. “I was invited to do yoga with her on set but they had so many good yogis I was intimidated and chickened out,” she admitted.

The 25-year-old stunner, who is married to tennis pro Andy Roddick, went on to talk about her hubby’s perception of beauty. “The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women’s bodies. They’re not so concerned with how someone looks, more about how strong and healthy they are. For me it’s taken the emphasis off my looks and appearance — the emphasis modeling ingrained in me — and given me a healthier outlook on the female form. Being married to an athlete has changed my perception of women and what my body is capable of.

The actress-model, who is undeniably in tip-top shape, revealed how she keeps a balanced diet, especially with all the food temptations on set. “Imagine the best junk food you’ve ever seen, available 24 hours a day — that’s what sets are like. There are sweets and doughnuts in front of me all the time. My rule of thumb is that if I’m working, I eat healthily. I have such a sweet tooth that I can’t let myself indulge because work is where I spend most of my time, so when I’m at work, no bad food.

Her latest workout secret is using weights to tone up. “I’ve always been really into sports and fitness but have just recently discovered the joys of lifting weights … I feel like weights are something women are hesitant to do because they think it’s going to bulk them up, but I’ve found the exact opposite. I’m my most lean when I’m lifting.

The full interview appears in the May/June issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale Wednesday (April 3), and is also available as a digital edition.

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.

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According to Deadline.com, 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?
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Brooklyn talked to Parade.com 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.”
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