When it comes to getting that perfect shave, there’s no better model to dish out advice than this year’s Sports Illustrated covergirl Brooklyn Decker. Between her new film and shoots for SI, Brooklyn’s spent an immeasurable amount of time in a bikini, and therefore knows a thing or two about close shaves. Venus Embrace smartly placed Brooklyn on a pedestal for the warm weather season, and named her their Summer Goddess. We caught up with Brooklyn to chat razors, summer plans, and her secrets to the perfect shave.
How did you become involved with Gillette?
The Venus slogan is all about bringing out the inner goddess in you. Personally, I’m all about being healthy and bringing health awareness and fitness awareness to women, and Venus celebrates that. And, who better to be the spokesperson than someone who is in a bikini all the time?! So, it was really sort of a perfect marriage of the two forces. I’ve used Venus ever since I started shaving when I was around 13 or 14. I can’t wax because I’m not in New York enough to do it consistently. And with waxing you have to grow out your leg hair, and if you’re always in a bikini you can’t do that, so I’ve just always shaved. It was the perfect fit for us to come together and kick off summer together.
What makes this razor better than others?
The Venus Embrace was actually designed for a women’s body. I’ve been in the lab, and I’ve seen how they test. Women shave in all different directions because we’re doing our underarms, our bikini line, and our legs. This razor has a rounded head and it pivots, so it molds to all the bones on your body – your knees, your ankles. So for someone like me who’s on the go, it’s just quick and you know you’re going to be cut-free, because it’s designed for a women’s body.
Do you use shave gel? What are your shaving tricks?
Gillette actually has this new product called Satin Care In-Shower Moisturizer I just started using. It’s a lotion that you put on in the shower and then rinse off, which is kind of unusual. As soon as you do that, your legs are really shiny, without having to apply lotion when you get out of the shower after you dry off. It’s really good for moisturizing your legs, making the hair grow back slower, and keeps you nice and glowing for when you have to be on the beach!
What are your summer plans?
I’m taking two weeks off after this. I haven’t had time off this year so I’m really excited about that. I’m going to be in LA, presenting at the ESPY’s and after that, I don’t know, maybe doing another movie! I love working so right now and things are going really well. I’m happy to be where I am.
And you just won “Sexiest Woman Alive” from Esquire!
I don’t even know how you respond to that! Obviously it’s very flattering, and it means your friends and Twitter followers, and people out there are supporting you, which is really exciting. I think my mom is responsible for half the votes, and my friends for the other half, and my husband…they rigged it! Although Heidi, she’s won the Most Beautiful woman like a million times from a million sources, so I don’t think she’s crying over this at all.
Do you have any plans for Father’s Day?
Oh, I wish I was seeing my dad! I’m not, I’m actually going out of town tomorrow, and my dad will be home. He’ll be getting a nice call from me, but I’m trying to do a sneaky little Father’s Day gift, too! I’m going to do something customized. Let’s keep it a secret!