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Brooklyn Decker and Gillette Help Guys Get Their Smooch On!

 Lets face it, no woman enjoys kissing a scruffy face.  And while we’ve told the men in our lives time and time again to ditch the prickly stubble, we somehow still end up with that dreaded post-kissing face irritation.  With the help of supermodel turned Hollywood star, Brooklyn Decker, though, all of that is about to change— well, hopefully.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the blossoming big-screen star joined pro football player Ray Rice in hosting Gillette’s ‘World’s Largest Shave and Kiss Event’ in New York City today, where the model set out on a mission to help men get silky smooth and makeout-ready in time for their evening plans.  After discovering that 85% of women prefer their men clean shaven when sharing a smooch, Gillette set out to advise the clueless, scruffy men in our lives with a lesson in shaving.  While sharing some Valentine’s Day advice with the men, Brooklyn also got to witness the dozens of couples attempting to break the world record for the most number of kisses in a single minute.  Although the crowd fell just short of breaking the record of 258 kisses in 60 seconds, the event was nevertheless a spectacle to be seen.  And in between all of that lip-locking action, we couldn’t resist catching up with the gorgeous— and newly darker-haired— superstar to talk about her own shaving preferences, Valentine’s Day memories and of course, some of the most awkward kissing moments of the day.  Hear all about that and more in our full interview with Brooklyn below!

1. What’s going on down there today?  I heard you’re trying to break the record for the largest group shave and largest group of virtual kisses?

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and Gillette did this really fun Kiss and Tell social experiment where they traveled across the country and found that 85% of women prefer to kiss a guy who has a clean shaven face.  So for Valentine’s Day they decided to help guys get their smooch on and they did a huge shave lesson, after which they attempted to break the world record for the most number of kisses by couples in a minute.  It’s been really interesting.  I actually just posted a Vine video on Twitter and it’s actually terrifying to watch people try to kiss each other.

2. Are there a lot of awkward moments watching all of those kisses happen in front of you?

The thing is, when you are watching them try to break this record they’re just kind of hitting each other.  When you think about it, 250 kisses (the current record) in a minute, it’s 24 per second, so they’re just kind of head butting each other to beat the time, so it’s actually quite entertaining and a great way to spend Valentine’s Day.

3. Do you prefer your men clean shaven or a little scruffy?

I do, I like a clean shave.  I think scruffy looks cool, but it’s never fun to kiss.  It looks good on a guy, makes him look a little rugged, but quite frankly, it really burns your face, burns your skin and it’s just never fun to kiss a guy who’s not clean shaven.  At least says 85%.

4. What’s your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day date?

I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day celebrator.  I actually don’t remember the last time I celebrated it.  I think like staying home and cooking dinner sounds fun.  You’re beating all of the Valentine’s Day crowds at the restaurants in like New York where I know everything is booked.  So I think sharing a bottle of wine and having dinner at home sounds fun.

5. What’s the best Valentine’s Day present you ever received?

I don’t know if I really have one because I never really celebrated it a ton.  The most fun Valentine’s Days I’ve had were when I was like in elementary school and everyone in class would give each other little valentines and write each other little notes.  This is a weird story, but I remember when I was in elementary school I used to watch The Simpsons, which was probably inappropriate.  There was this one episode though where Lisa gets this Valentine’s Day card and it said, “I choo, choo, choose you.”  Well, someone actually gave me a “choo, choo, choose you” card and I remember being so excited, so that was probably one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve ever gotten.

6. You were recently on The New Girl.  What has the transition from modeling to TV been like for you?

It’s tough!  I definitely have to work my butt off just to get better at it.  There are all of these people around me who have been doing television, so I definitely have to work harder at it, but I love it.  I love being on set and I love working with comedians, so to me, it’s just been the most rewarding, fun job and I’m very lucky to be doing it.

7. The SI Swimsuit issue just came out.  Have you seen it yet? What did you think of this year’s issue?

I haven’t seen the issue yet, but obviously I’ve seen the cover.  I’m definitely going to have to pick up my copy at the airport today.  But I thought the cover was beautiful.  I mean the fact they shot in Antarctica is really special because obviously they’ve never done that before, so it’s a very unique, very special cover.

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