Many may recognize Brooklyn Decker as the jaw-dropping Sport Illustrated covergirl from 2010, but despite having a coveted swimsuit body, this blonde bombshell's real passion was found in front of a different camera. READ: Whose Body Intimidates Brooklyn Decker? “Modeling for me, as cliché as this sounds, was a way to pay for school … which I never ended up going to, which is terrible,” explains the 27-year-old, who's currently filming the new Netflix series "Grace and Frankie" opposite Hollywood veterans Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen. Despite her successful career as a model, Decker (who currently resides in Austin with husband Andy Roddick) missed college but was still determined to pursue her studies. Fortunately for her, that goal led to her straight to Hollywood. READ: Brooklyn Decker Reveals Her Secret to Suppressing Sweat on 'Live! With Kelly and Michael' In the video above, Decker explains to FOX News Magazine how she turned her passion into a full-time career, and reveals one of her favorite playwrights of all time. Check it out, then scroll down for more pictures of Brooklyn.