Landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a big goal for two types of people: athletes and models.
And, given that the Swimsuit Issue only comes out once a year, it should be easier for the sports star, right?
"He's so proud," she tells E! News at a party for the cover girl at Provocateur in New York City. "It's funny, when we got together, he asked what my goals were as a model and this was one of them. So I think, as a husband, he's excited for me."
Once such a goal is set, however, it's time for a new one. Could a mirror-ball trophy be in Brooklyn's future, perhaps?
Alas, the leggy lovely won't likely be appearing on Dancing With the Stars, despite Cheryl Burke and Chelsie Hightower's bikini-clad spreads in the magazine.
"Probably not," she confesses. "I'm not really the most coordinated—I'm going to leave that to the pros."
For now, she's focusing on helping to promote the magazine, with which she admits she's incredibly pleased.
"I like it because it looks like me," she says. "It's my personality. You know, as a model, you always do the sensual thing, but the cover really captures me."
The reality of such an honor has yet to fully hit the vivacious self-proclaimed sports fan.
"I haven't seen it on newsstands yet, so I think if I see it on a newsstand, it's going to really set in," she laughs. "Even now, I feel like this is all photoshopped. I can't believe that my face is in front of Sports Illustrated. It's so crazy to me."
Brooklyn won't be spending Valentine's Day with her tennis ace of a hubby—she and 20 of her fellow swimsuit models jumped a plane to Las Vegas immediately after the party to continue the celebrations in a warmer climate.
Not enough bikini hotness for ya? Here's a reminder of Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend's cover last year.