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Brooklyn Decker Opens Up About Modeling in Interview with Larry King

Brooklyn Decker and Larry King
Brooklyn Decker and Larry King
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Sports Illustrated cover model turned actress Brooklyn Decker, recently sat down with Larry King for a candid interview on his online shoe Larry King Now.

During the interview the swimsuit model discussed life as a model upon her first arrival to New York at age 18 to pursue modeling, stating there were times she'd go "months without work" because her look wasn't in high demand.

Decker also revealed she found modeling "very empty" because she didn't feel like she was a part of the creativity process of the photo shoots -- she was "an on call employee," to wear clothes.

Sports Illustrated "created a career" for Decker, but Larry King was surprised to learn the magazine does not compensate models who are featured on the cover.

"You're lucky to be part of that family, that publication," Decker said, explaining further that the reason Sports Illustrated doesn't pay cover models is because being on such a high profile, national publication can drive a career. The publication "opened doors for me," said Decker.

Decker shed light on the new challenges she faces as an actor on the new CBS sitcom "Friends with Better Lives," and also how she met her husband, professional tennis star, Andy Roddick. "He was emotional on the court. That's what made him fun to watch."

Watch the full interview here

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