04/09/2012 01:29 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Brooklyn Decker: 'Modeling Is Only So Stimulating' (PHOTOS)

Today in Biting The Hand That Feeds You, 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Brooklyn Decker dismisses the modeling biz that gave her her big career break in a new interview with the Daily Mail.

Getting into modeling was a challenge in the first place, Decker says. The 24-year-old blonde bombshell tells the Mail that she had a hard time getting posing gigs due to her figure (lol, okay):

"I have boobs and I talk too much and I smile too much. I’ve never been runway skinny. No one wanted to hire me."

But eventually she did get work (paving the way for Kate Upton's success, we think), although apparently, she was never too keen on the vapidity of it all?

"I loved the travel but I didn’t love the work," she confesses candidly, rolling her eyes. "I mean, come on, modelling is only so stimulating!"

Since landing her swimsuit cover and soaring to A-list modeling fame, Brooklyn has since shied away from modeling work and transitioned to acting gigs. She's nabbed her share of roles, too: she starred with Jennifer Aniston in "Just Go With It," and she'll be appearing in the upcoming "Battleship," a splashy sci-fi popcorn flick also starring Rihanna and Alexander Skarsgard. Also on board: a role in the "What To Expecting When You're Expecting" movie, which debuts in May.

But Decker is still working as a model, going topless for S magazine and even covering the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit calendar.

We understand how posing in bikinis might not be the most interesting activity in the world, but still, Brooklyn: we'd be really careful dissing the industry that continues to make you a big star.

Click over to the Daily Mail to read more of Brooklyn's interview, including how long it took husband Andy Roddick to woo her.



Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012(CLONED)