Brooke Burke

  • American model
  • Born September 8, 1971

Brooke Lisa Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American actress, dancer, model, and television personality. She is known as a Playboy model, hosting Wild On!, Rock Star (2005–2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars from 2010 to 2013 and featuring in Need for Speed: Underground 2 as Rachel Teller.

Forget all the bars and schmoozing and everybody checking out everybody else. My ideal date would be to park in a dark place, check out the stars, and have a great conversation. When all else fails, you can just make out.

Going into a pregnancy is a really challenging time for a woman, because it's forever-changing, both mentally and physically.

I don't have any regrets in my life actually. I think that's a pretty good policy.

I think with motherhood and child-rearing in general, everyone's going to tell you how to do it and why. I've always said to other mothers and women when they've asked me, that you have to find your own way and find out what works for your family, at all costs.

I just love the world of photography.

I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic.

I mean, I don't really pay too much attention publicly to what people think.

I don't want to say, 'This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.' I want to leave it open. I'm not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini.

So when I looked at pictures and produced my calendar and edited the pictures, it wasn't just about looking at myself and thinking I'm attractive. I try to take myself out of it and get into the whole process of putting it all together.

I don't want to discuss my breasts with the whole world!

I'm horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean.

I don't get stage fright, I actually love the energy, I love the spontaneity, I love the adrenaline you get in front of a live audience, it actually really works for me.

I love modeling.

I think Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women on the planet.

I like feet. I definitely have a fetish. I love to see a man's bare foot, but its got to be taken care of. If they're not well manicured, you've got to wonder what the rest of him is like. I don't want to get in bed with somebody and feel his gnarly feet.

I've done little bits of Botox for a long time. If I wasn't on TV, I probably wouldn't.

My children keep me real and keep me honest.

I just don't think there's a sunscreen that gives you enough protection.

I do a lot of sexy publicity, but I have yet to have any bad experiences regarding jealousy.

I mean, most actresses can't host and most hostesses can't act, and that's the general rule in the industry.

There's this whole assumption that girls like bad boys, but I have to disagree; I think 'nice' will go a long way.

I think I'm a really hands-on mom.

I write back to all the soldiers who write to me and send them posters and calendars.

I've always done ab work, even when I was pregnant.

When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band.

I find peace anywhere I go. It depends on what is within the walls of my own home.

In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.

Whatever I've got going on, I play music to accompany me.

I've had great pregnancies, and healthy, beautiful children.

There's something magical about a woman who feels comfortable in her own skin.

I'm not a morning person. I'm really not.

Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It's really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.

I don't idolize anyone or aspire to be like anyone.

I have my whole life organized on an 11x17-inch tear-away weekly calendar.

I hardly ever go out when I'm home.

A lot of cultures believe you take the placenta and you bury it and plant something.