BMW of North America has debuted an all-new television commercial ‘Opportunity Knocks’ featuring the BMW 3 Series and Brooklyn Decker. This spot tells the story of a man who has previously let opportunity pass him by…
From the Arctic to Afghanistan, Brooklyn Decker is all about dat exploration life! Just recently, the actress, model and bulldog owner did some adventure hiking in Los Angeles. She teamed up with the Sierra Club to help raise awareness about veterans and the importance of taking time to immerse yourself in nature.
When many vets come back from serving, it can often be a really overwhelming experience adjusting back into civilian life. Connecting with nature is a way that the Sierra Club lends support to veterans. After Brooklyn’s hike, MTV caught up with her to talk about why we need to help vets, turn our computers off and never take long walks with an English bulldog.
MTV Act: What was it about the Sierra Club military outing that made you want to get involved?
Brooklyn: Sierra Club reached out to me a year ago because I post a lot on social media about being outdoors. Just because that’s how I naturally live. They luckily caught on to it and were like, “We love that you love the outdoors and we love being outdoors, and is this something you would want to get involved with?” so for me it felt like the most natural thing to do.
They are starting a new initiative called Sierra Club Outdoors, and they asked me if I would get involved. The biggest thing is pretty simple — it’s just getting people outdoors. There is a special focus in military families and people coming back from serving because it’s proven to be incredibly therapeutic for people with PTSD.
Today, the Sierra Club announced the launch of Sierra Club Outdoors, a new campaign with old roots in the organization. The campaign works to get 250,000 people out into nature every year to explore and enjoy our planet, with a special emphasis on youth, military veterans and their families. Actress and Sierra Club Ambassador Brooklyn Decker joined an outing with Iraq war veterans in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, ending up beneath the iconic Hollywood sign where she heard the vets tell firsthand accounts of the transformative power of getting outdoors. Numerous studies show that exercise, physical activity and outdoor recreation activities can have positive effects on depression, stress, and self-esteem.
“This program is very personal to me,” says actress Brooklyn Decker. “It fuses two of my great passions – our veterans and outdoor recreation. It’s incredibly important to provide our heroes with healthy outlets to help them cope with any struggles they may be dealing with upon their return and to make their transition from soldier to civilian a little easier.”
Sierra Club Outdoors offers numerous programs across the country — from day hikes to mountain ascents — that assist veterans and military families who want to enjoy and explore the great outdoors, and to share that experience with other veterans. Across all of its programs, Sierra Club Outdoors reaches across economic lines, cultures, and communities to engage all Americans with the outdoor opportunities. Each year Sierra Club Outdoors gets over 250,000 people outside to explore and enjoy the natural world – and many for the first time. Please visit http://www.sierraclub.org/sco
Harper’s Bazaar asked Brooklyn to coach us on the ins and outs of Super Bowl Sunday: how to get through it, enjoy it, and look good doing it.
1. “Pick a team”—even if at random.
“If you’re a total novice, the first most important thing to do is PICK A TEAM! That way, you have someone to root for, you feel invested, and you have a few people to high five throughout the day. I was rooting for the Carolina Panthers but unfortunately they lost to San Francisco, so during the Super Bowl I’ll be showing my allegiance to the Broncos, for no other reason than I root for Peyton Manning to win a ring under a different franchise.”
2. But do spend a minute reading up on football buzz before game day, so you’re invested in the behind-the-scenes storylines.
“The week leading up to the Super Bowl is pretty quiet media-wise, as the main focus is football, so read up a little bit. Know a few of the big stories going into the game so you can follow a little throughout the day.”
3. Comfortable-chic is the way to go.
Jeans, a great sweater, and a pair of boots pretty much nails it! When picking an outfit for game day be comfortable. It’s going to be a long day, and you might be jumping out of your seat.
Brooklyn promoted her new TV show “Friends With Better Lives” at the 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California on Wednesday. She looked gorgeous in a chic green jumpsuit by Sonia Rykiel. At the event Brooklyn was joined by her co-stars James Van Der Beek, Kevin Connolly and Majandra Delfino. Photos from the panel have been added to the site for your viewing pleasure!
Yesterday Brooklyn attended the Tory Burch Rodeo Drive Flagship Opening in Beverly Hills, California. She was joined by actress Jessica Alba, Camilla Alves, Isla Fisher, Hailee Steinfeld and Tory Burch herself at the exclusive opening of the designer’s flagship store. See photos from the event in our gallery!