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Brooklyn Decker Covers Self: "I Was Wrecking My Body With Crazy Diets"

Brooklyn Decker Covers Self: "I Was Wrecking My Body With Crazy Diets"

Brooklyn Decker is pretty in pink on the February cover of Self. When we talked to Brooklyn last year, it was refreshing to hear that she has a healthy attitude toward diet and exercise, which wasn't always the case. The supermodel, 23, told Self that in the beginning of her modeling career she did whatever it took to lose weight — regardless of the consequences.

See what she had to say here:

  • On unhealthy eating in the modeling industry: "There were bingers and purgers, and everyone watched each other eat . . . I did juice fasts and crazy diets and ended up gaining weight. My father did an intervention and got me to stop obsessing about everyone else and wrecking my body."
  • On having insecurities about her body: "When I was younger, I was insecure about being gangly and having no shape. People made fun of me and called me a boy! I remember praying for boobs and a butt. Luckily, I grew into myself and got curves . . ."
  • On her now-healthy attitude toward food: "Eating is more fulfilling if you talk about what you should eat rather than what you shouldn't. Instead of worrying about what foods might have too much fat or sugar, think, 'Oh, I should eat these blueberries for the antioxidants.'"
  • On her weakness for candy: "If it were legal, I'd marry a Sour Patch Kid."
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Oh I LOVE her. She's got a beautiful modelesque body, but you can still tell she actually eats. If it's unrealistic to have models of all shapes and sizes, I wish they were all at least healthy like her!
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