This morning I was up with the birds and down on the foreshore of Surfer’s Paradise ready to meet Brooklyn Decker, the Brand Ambassador for the BMW Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival and it was a blast. Proving to be incredibly down-to-earth and as glamboyant in person the “Just Go With It” star turned up in an emerald green Roland Mouret Dress, tangerine Tony Bianco wedges and a stylish but low key Phillip Treacy headpiece (not like the crowd-stopping headpiece Sarah Jessica Parker wore last year when she was here for the Melbourne Cup). Brooklyn pulled her hair back into a sleek bun and kept her make up natural by wearing a soft gold shadow, a lovely peach gloss and soft pink nails.
Brooklyn, famous for being a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model starred alongside Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston and Nicole Kidman, rom-com Just Go With It. Brooklyn told us that she was:
“Humbled and honoured to work with Nicole Kidman.”
Brooklyn is very fond of Australia, she lived in Sydney when she first started out modelling, she loves the casual laid back attitudes of us Aussies, and has been here too many times to count giving her a strong connection to the country. We asked her how she became the Brand Ambassador and she said her agent got a call and she said yes straight away because of her connection and she hadn’t been to the Gold Coast before.
Brooklyn shared her excitement about being named the brand ambassador for the horse racing carnival:
“I am so excited to be the ambassador of the 2012 BMW Magic Millions Carnival. I look forward to the sunshine, glamour and horse racing. I was actually named after a horse and I grew up around them in North Carolina, so seeing these majestic animals’ race and the yearling sales will be a thrill for me. Plus I get to dress up in Myer summer racing fashions and millinery for the carnival, which I am really looking forward to!”
We asked Brooklyn about Aussie fashions, because the races are a big stylish affair here, we love to go all out with our fashion and she shared her favourite Aussie designers with us:
“I love Ellery, Sass & Bide and Dion Lee. Dion Lee is really making in-roads int the US. I particularly love all the bright colours this season.”
We also asked Brooklyn about working with Rihanna on her upcoming film Battleship and what was it like to go from a ‘fluffy’ film like “Just Go With It” to a full-on action film like Battleship, she shared:
“It was a really hard transition to make, there was lots of training involved, including fight scenes and gun training. Working with Rihanna was really great and I really loved the challenge of it all, it pushed me out of my comfort zone.”
After Battleship we can expect to see Brooklyn in the upcoming rom-com What to Expect When You’re Expecting which she said was really fun to play being pregnant.
Brooklyn will be in Australia this week, and will be judging the Fashions on the Field at the Magic Millions Race Carnival on Saturday January 14th. She’s also in Australia supporting her hubby Andy Roddick for the Australian Open in Melbourne.