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Jan 15,2012

Australia is my second home, says Brooklyn Decker

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Brooklyn Decker has revealed that she considers Australia to be her second home.

The swimwear model and movie star, who is currently visiting the country to watch her tennis star husband Andy Roddick take part in the Australian Open, said that she likes the way Aussies “relax”.

Decker told the Herald Sun: “I travel a lot for work so if I had to pick a place to be my second home it would be Australia… Andy feels fairly at home in Melbourne, he is here a lot.

“We are doing all the touristy things that people make fun of and there is a lot of stuff that we really don’t see in the States.”

Decker, who is this year’s ambassador for the Magic Millions horse racing carnival on the Gold Coast, also advised ladies attending the races to take her style advice.

“I think the secret is longer hemlines,” she said. “The races really embrace being formal, so if girls wore longer hemlines it would seem less night clubby.”

She also revealed that she likes Australian fashion compared to the US, saying: “Australian style is very different. What I love best is that the people are very casual. I spend a lot of time in New York and it is very formal there but here people relax, it is summer… they embrace colour.”

Jan 10,2012

Surf, saddles merge as supermodel Brooklyn Decker lights up Magic Millions barrier draw

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THE Gold Coast beach had it all yesterday – the glamour, the big names and even racehorses.

They were all there to promote the Magic Millions carnival, which hits pace today when the annual yearling sales begin at the Gold Coast Racecourse.

American supermodel Brooklyn Decker lit up the beach during yesterday’s barrier draw for Saturday’s feature races. The actress and wife of tennis star Andy Roddick is this year’s Magic Millions ambassador.

Decker said she was excited to be part of a raceday that has become ingrained in Queensland’s summer events calendar.

The State Government gave the carnival a boost last night when it finalised a $35 million upgrade for the Gold Coast track and facilities. The upgrade, which will not include an equity sharing deal for Racing Queensland, begins in August.
Golden girl to shine at Magic Millions race day
Owners are expected to splurge at least $60 million on yearlings over the next week.

Magic Millions spokesman Greg Irvin said it was too early to tell what the sales would yield. But he said some of the country’s major racing players, including Gai Waterhouse and Nathan Tinkler, would be at the sales.

Source: Couriermail

Jan 09,2012

The 2012 Magic Millions ambassador Photocall

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SHE’S been hailed as the “sexiest woman alive”, graced the pages of Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret catalogues and has begun to make a name for herself in Hollywood.

Supermodel and actress Brooklyn Decker can now add ambassador for the Magic Millions race carnival to her resume.

The stunning blonde, whose girl-next-door face and ultimate bikini-model body won the heart of her tennis-ace husband Andy Roddick, will be the star attraction on the Gold Coast this Saturday for the Magic Millions race day.

It’s the first time the stunning 24-year-old has been trackside, and she can’t wait.

“There aren’t many hat-wearing occasions in America so I can’t wait to get there and see what it is like,” she said.

“I think I will feel a little bit like Kate Middleton.

“My own style is a little more boy-meets-girl so having the chance to dress up in a traditional, lady-like way will be fun.”

Decker is a big fan of Australian labels sass & bide and Ellery. She discovered them when she lived in Sydney for six months in 2005 at the start of her modelling career.

After conquering the modelling world, she made her big-screen debut in last year’s hit Just Go With It, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

She’ll next be seen in the action blockbuster Battleship and the comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

“It’s a hard transition going from model to actor,” she said.

“It’s such a cliche but I’ve been really lucky and I feel thankful people keep hiring me. I don’t know why they are but I’m not going to argue it – I’m having a really good time.”

Decker will travel to Australia with Roddick and spend a week at the Gold Coast before heading to Melbourne to support her husband at the Australian Open.


(01/10) Photo Call – Magic Millions ambassador in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Dec 17,2011

Brooklyn Decker is now the official ambassador for Magic Millions

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NOT content with sitting in the grandstands to watch husband Andy Roddick during Australian Open time, American sweetheart Brooklyn Decker has scored a Down Under gig of her own as official ambassador for the 2012 Magic Millions Carnival in January.

“I am so excited,” said the 24-year-old, who is looking forward to all the “sunshine, glamour and horse racing” of the annual Gold Coast event.

Decker follows in the footsteps of former carnival ambassadors such as Aussie models Jess Hart and Kristy Hinze, plus Olympic gold medallist Giaan Rooney and Aussie trainer Gai Waterhouse.

“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,” Decker said.

The Magic Millions carnival kicks off on January 10, followed by the BMW Magic Millions Race Day on January 14.

Source: Couriermail