For some people, having good parents means never being strapped down to a salon chair for an eyebrow waxing you neither need nor want. For model/actress/Esquire‘s sexiest woman alive Brooklyn Decker, it means that when you’re in an industry where your weight is actually a competition, your dad will let you know that you should worry about your own health before worrying about anyone else’s absurd weight loss techniques.
That’s what Decker told Self magazine about growing up in the modeling industry, where she was constantly surrounded by people doing unhealthy things in order to stay thin. When she succumbed to the pressure and started dieting herself, a full scale intervention from dear old dad put her back on the right path.
“I was always with other aspiring models. 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.”
Here’s to you, Mr. Decker, for helping your beautiful daughter live a healthier life — and for being involved in her life enough to know when her health and well being was in danger. The moms from Toddlers and Tiaras could learn a lot from you.
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