She has long had the sort of online fanbase and professional clout that equals a very healthy bank balance, but not the job satisfaction she craved, and the SI cover would be her last modelling assignment.
‘I loved the travel but I didn’t love the work,’ she confesses candidly, rolling her eyes.
Married to tennis superstar Andy Roddick, Brooklyn was perhaps previously best known for sitting courtside, cheering on her husband at tournaments around the world.
Male fans will be aware of her frequently topping ‘sexiest woman alive’ polls and landing one of modelling’s most prestigious assignments – the cover of Sports Illustrated, one of America’s most widely read magazines.
Simultaneously, Kwon's TV tearjerker Stairway to Heaven was winning high ratings over 40%.
Though she initially ignored tennis star Andy Roddick’s requests for a date, top model Brooklyn Decker soon realised she’d found her perfect match.
And now she’s got her man, her heart’s set on combining a family with a film career In the world according to top model turned actress Brooklyn Decker, she is ‘just an ordinary girl from North Carolina’.
Kwon Sang-woo, the most visible example of the so-called mom-zzang (slang for "great body") movement, started his career as a fashion model in the late 1990s.
His first acting experience was in the TV drama Delicious Proposal, and for the first few years of his entertainment career, he received only minor roles on television, before making his big-screen debut in the martial arts film Volcano High (2001).