Model Brooklyn Decker: I Won't Wear Fur

Tennis ace Andy Roddick's wife is taking a stand when it comes to animals

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Model Brooklyn Decker: I Won’t Wear Fur

Tennis ace Andy Roddick’s wife is taking a stand when it comes to animals

-Kelly Will

 Brooklyn Decker                                                   StarTraks Photo

Sometimes it’s not easy being a model. You have to try to hide your goosebumps while wearing a swimsuit and posing on an icy cold beach, or wear fur even when your personal beliefs are crying out in protest.

Tennis champ Andy Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, who hosted a benefit for the ASPCA in Manhattan last Thursday, tells BettyConfidential in an exclusive interview that wearing fur was a problem she battled with when she began modeling.

“Look, I’ve had to wear fur on photo shoots before,” she admits. “Up until recently I was forced to wear it because I was a new model and I had to do what I was told. But I don’t wear fur in shoots anymore! To each his or her own but I personally choose to not wear fur.”

Brooklyn, who married Andy in April, is an animal lover and admits that if she wasn’t a model, she would have become a veterinarian. “Growing up that’s what I wanted to do,” she said. “As a child, I had two beagle bassets, one miniature beagle and a lab mix — they were all rescue dogs. And now we have a bulldog.”

As for her future ambitions, Brooklyn (who recently did a shoot for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue) sees a way to combine her husband’s career with hers as she looks to get more involved in sportscasting. “I love sports,” the 22-year-old says. “I do a monthly broadcast on The Dan Patrick Show on DirecTV and that’s as much as I’m dipping into sportscasting now, but I can see more in the future.”

Interview by Trevor Pascoe

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John McEnroe celebrated Foreigner’s album release party with DJ Samantha Ronson at RdV in New York.

Perez Hilton danced with friend and the Gossip lead singer, Beth Ditto, at Bardot in Hollywood for his Perez Hilton Presents Finale tour party sponsored by Three-O Vodka.

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