Posts Tagged ‘Special Olympics’

Jun 23,2011

Brooklyn Decker Heads to Special Olympics World Games in Greece

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Heart of gold!

As a body that’s graced countless magazine covers including the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Brooklyn Decker is one of Hollywood’s hottest stunners. And proving that she’s beautiful both inside and out, the star recently opened up to Us Weekly about her post as Special Olympics Ambassador.

For the past year and a half, the 24-year-old model and actress has been involved with the Special Olympics, which will kick off its World Summer Games in Athens, Greece June 25.

“[My aunt] is a Special Olympics athlete, so I grew up around the organization,” she told Us in a June 16 interview. “I would go to her practices and play with all the athletes and hang out and it was a really kind of fun way to spend my weekend. When I started working in this business, I wanted to get involved on the official, national level. So about a year and a half ago, I got officially involved in the Special Olympics.”

And just like Decker’s tennis-star hubby Andy Roddick, her aunt still plays tennis and basketball in the games. Roddick, 28, also has a role in helping out the organization.

“He sends the team tennis shoes, T-shirts, and a lot of Lacoste clothes,” Decker said. “All the extra stuff he gets he tries to send out to North Carolina so all the athletes are decked out in Lacoste.”

This will be Decker’s first World Games — she emceed the Special Olympics National Games last year in Nebraska.

“It’s really special, and I know all the athletes are really excited and they are all getting their passports,” she said. “There are 3.7 million Special Olympics athletes around the world and it’s actually very cool because this year at the World Games they have 180 countries attending. I think this represents unity and tolerance of all races, nationalities, and ability. I think there is something really special about that.”

Jun 16,2011

Brooklyn Decker Dishes on “Battleship”

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The supermodel opens up about her budding acting career and becoming an ambassador for the Special Olympics. Listen in!

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May 20,2011

Videos of Brooklyn at AOL Studios

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As you know Brooklyn was at AOL Studios in Los Angeles, California to talk about the Special Olympics, she introduces us to Jesse Canterbury who is a competitor in this Summer’s Special Olympics in Athens, Greece. They give us insight on the amazing history and impact of the events around the world. We added some videos to our video gallery. Thanks to AOL and

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May 19,2011

Brooklyn’s summer plans

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Brooklyn spoke to Modelinia yesterday at the launch about her summer plans & here’s a nice note about it

Escaping the Rain with Brooklyn

As a respite to the endless rain that’s currently haunting New York residents, MyHabit hosted a party on Skylight West’s rooftop on Wednesday night, complete with a tent to keep revelers safe from the rain. Decorated like a chic backyard, complete with black and white striped couches and plants as accessories, the roof was a welcome way to party outside, sans the requisite umbrellas.

The reason to toast? The launch of MyHabit and their partnership with the CFDA Fashion Incubators, a collaboration of the designers resulting in limited edition t-shirts. The result? A brand new shopping site to become addicted to and twelve new t-shirts to covet thanks to the CFDA Incubator designers.

Seeing as online shopping has easily become part of everyone’s daily routine, it’s hardly difficult to convince the style obsessed to check out another sales site. Already a online shopping convert, Brooklyn Decker discussed her love for the habit of web surfing and purchasing, explaining, “Online is such an easier way to shop, especially when you’re traveling. The dressing room is completely unflattering sometimes.” Also unflattering is the humidity and rain that New York is currently experiencing, though Brooklyn’s trying her hardest to wish away the bad weather by living in bright colors, like the hot yellow dress from Zara she picked out for the party.

As for the summer, which will eventually arrive, Brooklyn’s aiming to spend time on her lake in Austin and visit Greece, as part of the upcoming Special Olympics celebration. “I’m really really hoping to get there,” she said, “because it’s only once every four years. We have 300 athletes coming out from the United States going, so its a really big deal. [In Austin] I’m really looking forward to being on the lake. Just being outside and enjoying the heat; I really love the heat.”

Here’s to hoping for a summer that’s as bright as Brooklyn’s dress.



Oct 23,2010

Brooklyn’s Chat transcript!

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Finally here is a transcript from Brooklyn’s Facebook chat!

What’s going on with Brooklyn Decker?

On October 15, we had a live chat with this down-to-earth actress/model, and she let us in on her favorite beauty tips, plus shared some details about what she loves and how she spends her time.

Read all about it right here

On Makeup & Hair

Makeup brands… CoverGirl. Simple drugstore products that are really great and trendy. Dr. Haushka… Benefit… CHAPSTICK! The more simple, the better.

Hair—pigtail braids!!! Make them wet then let them dry and shake them out! Smooth and wavy! My favorite look.

Favorite lotion? Satin Care In-Shower Moisturizer … works with the steam in the shower to make your legs soft!

Favorite perfume … Marc Jacobs Rain … and Bvlgari White Tea.

Skin care… LESS IS MORE! Keep your skin clean and use minimal makeup!

I only use Venus too … they are actually made for a woman’s body so you never get cut or get razor burn!

For natural makeup … mascara … lip balm on the eyes and cheeks … and a little bronzer on cheeks so it’s really clean and natural… no foundation … no powder.

Favorite hair product….? Hmmm there’s a product called NO FRIZZ by Living Proof … it’s new technology that has a patent and everything!

On Health & Fitness:

I work out 4-5 days a week, good for body and mind.

Workout playlist … it’s NOT APPROPRIATE!!! Haha lots of Lil Wayne … Eminem … Jay-Z … Killers…

Favorite food–CANDY!!!! Oddly enough, really healthy stuff too … broccoli, blueberries, asparagus … and candy.

I prefer OUTDOORS!!!! 100 million trillion percent!!!!

I use SPF 50 … high up there … want to prevent damage!

On Fashion & Style:

My favorite decade for fashion … hmm … late sixties … early seventies. I love the bohemian easy style of the 60s and something was so fun and innovative about the 70s fashion … very big! I loved it!

Favorite shoes … my Vans … I have black Vans with brown leather laces and plaid insides … I love them … my wardrobe person on my movie said to me the other day, “Those are the most unsexy shoes I’ve ever seen.” Ha I think that’s why I like them.

My LOVE necklace is by Sydney Evan … she makes AMAZING jewelry and that was a gift from her … it’s my favorite jewelry line out there … and that’s coming from someone who isn’t a jewelry person.

Favorite designer … hmmmmmm. Elizabeth and James … Valentino, Chloe … Stella McCartney … TARGET!!! I love Target.

Jeans on Extreme Home Makeover … William Rast … they are GREAT for the bum!

On Her Career & Modeling:

Best thing about my job … well now I have two jobs … modeling and acting … modeling I love the travel … hate traveling by myself though … and acting—I love everything about it … it’s very challenging for me which is so stimulating!

Tell your daughter if she wants to be a model, to look at it as a JOB and not a lifestyle … that’s SO important and the advice I try to follow.

I act and model but CANNOT SING … trust me … I did karaoke last weekend … not pretty.

Greatest person I’ve worked with … I love Heidi Klum … she’s very supportive and sweet … also Adam Sandler … he gave me my big first break and I will always be grateful for that.

Tell your girlfriend not to pay for silly classes or anything if she wants to be a model!! Work hard … and trust her instincts!

…the most interesting thing I’ve done in my career …??? Wow so tough!!! I think this film … shooting on the USS Missouri was moving and historic.

Acting or modeling … interesting … they are both so intertwined nowadays … with actors on covers of mags and doing beauty campaigns … I hope to further my acting career … which can only help on the modeling side.

Random Fun Facts:

My favorite color … blue … there are so many beautiful variations and it relaxes me!

I love both dogs and cats but currently have one pup and no cat!

I WISH I vacationed … I never vacation, never. But when you are working in tropical places, you really can’t complain. I’d rather go home and be mellow on my time off.

My mom was my role model and still is! She’s worked her butt off her whole life and always taught me to be independent!

My favorite actress of all time … I love them ALL!!! Currently Natalie Portman, I like what Blake Lively did in The Town … Meryl Streep of course … Charlize Theron … Marion Cotillard.

I went to Alaska for work and it’s unlike any place I’ve ever seen in my life! So natural and beautiful … I was lucky to see it.    My favorite place to visit OUTSIDE the U.S. … hmmm … Maldives! It was stunning and where I got my SI cover so it’ll always hold a special place in my heart.

What’s my favorite thing I’ve been able to do with my “status” honestly??? Extreme Makeover was incredibly humbling and I loved every minute of that … getting invited to the Super Bowl doesn’t hurt either …

I DO sometimes read celeb sites but try to stay away. I like to completely disconnect from work once I leave set. That means no gossip.

Phobia: toads—they terrify me … I would rather hold 10 snakes than be in a small room with a huge toad … barf.

Just Go With It premiere is FEBRUARY 11!!! I’m so EXCITED!

I’m a wretched tennis player … I’ve maybe lifted a racket four times in my life.

Favorite restaurant in Austin … MOONSHINE and NORTH … beer battered asparagus at Moonshine … and Bruschetta at North.

In Ugly Betty … I am NOT that tall! They put me in giant heels and on a big box so I looked like a giant! Haha. It was hard to balance on that thing.

At my school we didn’t have popular groups … we had theatre groups … athletes … partiers … etc…. I fell into the student council group … I was senior class president haha a goody-goody.

Favorite personal athlete— aside from my husband … I’m a big Peyton Manning fan … he’s a good guy and quite funny. I know you will get mad at this … but TO is REALLY sweet and I like him as well … a good guy!

I am not a Twitter addict!! I just like to share funny anecdotes that happen to me … sometimes I won’t tweet for weeks.

My favorite sport to watch … FOOTBALL!!! I love high school football! My high school team was the NC state champ last year!

My current favorite song that you should ALL DOWNLOAD— is “Home” by the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros … it’s happy and how I’m feeling right at this moment.

Favorite movie of all time… such a tough one! I have so many SO SO many… Closer … Almost Famous … One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

My favorite charity … Special Olympics (my aunt is a Special Olympics athlete) and Andy Roddick Foundation (helping at-risk youth).

I was VERY shocked about the Maxim list and I definitely should not have been in the top 100 … very flattering.

Brooklyn WAS their first name choice … my mom liked Brooke and my dad jokingly suggested my full name … mama loved it and I got it.

Most of my friends are NOT models actually … although I have friends in the biz … only one dear friend of mine is a model … the rest are in North Carolina or Texas … one’s in law school … another in marketing … definitely distant from my crazy fashion world.

Haha photographed at coffee shops a lot … yes, because I drink wayyyy too much coffee … I get a small iced latte with an extra shot! Sometimes with flavor if I’m craving something sweet … like caramel… or chai or something.

My dog is 2 and a half!!! I love her so much! I can’t imagine how much one must love a child!

Embarrassing wardrobe malfunction … yes many shirts going a flying … pants ripping … falling down in heels… you name it … it’s happened to me.

The last book I read …? I started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo … couldn’t finish it!!! So boring in the beginning!!!!!

I read all the Twilight books in two weeks … LOVED them. Not a huge fan of the movies though … they have to fix those vampire eyes!

iPhone … and Mac. I’m an Apple girl. I love my iPad … I use my computer more though!

Hope you had fun reading through Brooklyn’s answers. She’s so great—we’re glad she was able to join our live chat.


Jul 20,2010

Brooklyn Decker talks about Special Olympics

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Brooklyn talks about special olympics and how amazing is be with the athletes.

Source: 2010 Special Olympics