Brooklyn Decker (born 3 August 1987 in Kettering, Ohio) is an American fashion model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She is the fiancee of tennis player Andy Roddick.
Decker and her family moved to Middletown, Ohio, then to Matthews, North Carolina, where she was discovered in a shopping mall as a teenager. Her parents both work in the medical field—her father working with pacemakers, and her mother is a nurse. Decker attended David W. Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina.
Decker began her modeling career as the face of Mauri Simone, a popular prom dress maker.She won the 2003 Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention.
Decker has been featured in pictorials in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Glamour, and has modeled for The Gap, Intimissimi and Victoria's Secret. She has also appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and the band 3 Doors Down.
In 2005, within two months of moving to New York City, Decker auditioned for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in which she first appeared in 2006. She was again featured in the 2007 edition, also hosting the 2007 behind-the-scenes television special, and returned to the magazine for a third consecutive time in 2008. Decker also appeared in the 2007 made-for-television Lipshitz Saves the World. She worked for a period in Australia. She joined the cast of Sports New York to discuss the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. In 2008, Decker rang the Stock Exchange bell with other Sports Illustrated models.
Decker is represented by Click Model Management and Marilyn Agency.
|“||The biggest challenge [in modeling] is seeing people I know get sucked into everything from the temptations to weight problems.||”|
—Decker on her career
During the 2007 Davis Cup final between the USA and Russia, Decker was seen in the crowd supporting American tennis star Andy Roddick. According to reports, the pair did not meet by chance—Roddick had been flipping through the Swimsuit Issue when he spotted Decker and had his agent contact hers. On March 31, 2008, Roddick announced on his website that he and Decker are engaged and will be getting married in the spring of 2009.
|Date of birth||August 3, 1987 (1987-08-03)|
|Place of birth||Kettering, Ohio|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|