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Brooklyn Decker talks body issues

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Struggles of a supermodel

Brooklyn Decker says she struggles with body issues, just like every other woman.

Brooklyn Decker

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker might have a smokin' bod, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have her own insecurities.

The 23-year-old wife of tennis champ Andy Roddick told Self, "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, but when I was first modeling, I wished for that boyish Gisele body again!"

Decker, who stars with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in the upcoming comedy flick Just Go With It, said her obsession to drop pounds became extreme when she started her career in the fashion capital.

"When I moved to New York, I was always with other aspiring models," Decker told the mag. "There were bingers and purgers, and everyone watched each other eat. It freaked me out. 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."

Now Decker said she focuses on the positives of eating a healthy diet. "Instead of worrying about what foods might have too much fat or sugar, think, 'Oh, I should eat these blueberries for the antioxidants.'"

"Eating is more fulfilling if you talk about what you should eat rather than what you shouldn't," she said.

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