Although her 2010 Sports Illustrated cover may be the first thing people think of, model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker says that's not what she's most proud of in her career.
Decker got her start when she was scouted in a mall at 14 years old. She told CNBC that she initially saw her modeling career as a way to pay for school. Decker soon spent most of her school breaks in New York and became successful enough to put off college.
"The cover of Sports Illustrated is the pinnacle of everything you would want in that profession and specifically at the time that I got it," said the now 29-year-old actress, but her success in the fashion industry wasn't fulfilling. Decker explained that she felt modeling had reduced her to an image on a page.