Brooklyn Decker’s mastered modeling (as a Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue cover girl) and acting (in blockbusters like Battleship and Just Go With It). Now, she’s nailing the art of self-deprecation, too. For proof, just look to her recent stream of less-than-flattering selfies, or her appearance on Chelsea Lately last night:
Asked by Chelsea if she was “done” with modeling, Brooklyn said she was—and she could’ve just left it at that. Instead, she continued, ribbing herself: “I wasn’t great when I was modeling, so I kind of left the second I could.” She then said she had a hard time looking “elegant and elongated” and had a terrible walk. “I never walked a runway because I was too klutzy. I could never get through a runway casting. I mean, I couldn’t walk!” And when Chelsea asked “Did you ever fall?” Brooklyn answered, “I never even got a chance to walk the runway. They didn’t hire me!”
Considering she counted Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated, and The Gap as clients in her heyday, it’s tough to throw Brooklyn Decker a pity party for being an unhireable model, even if she was more “commercial” than high fashion (as Tyra would say). But we’ve gotta commend the girl for trying, because if you’ve already got a portfolio of swimsuit editorials.
You don’t really need to spend your time in the spotlight trumpeting your physical beauty. Instead, playing the self-deprecating card might be a smarter way to ensure you’re likeable and garner you some staying power for the future. In which case, comments like the ones Brooklyn made last night and selfies like these ones below should certainly do the trick, right?.