Brooke Burke-Charvet Talks Surviving Cancer, Angelina Jolie

June 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Brooke Burke-Charvet, who helped kick off Smartfood brand’s search for the smartest person last week reveals to On Air with Ryan Seacrest not only her smartest living tips, but how she feels about celebrities like herself and Angelina Jolie speaking out about cancer.

The thyroid cancer survivor says Angelina was “brave” to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after a test revealed she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer, despite her decision being criticized by some.

“I think it’s totally brave,” says Brooke. “I think it’s intelligent and I have to say as a mother of four if someone told me I had a 30 percent chance of having a problem with my health, I’d be super aggressive and I would get it handled.”

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As for Brooke’s smart and healthy living tips?

The Dancing With the Stars co-host recommends writing down your workouts, teaming up with a workout buddy and says 90 percent of it is eating a healthy, balanced diet!

To nominate yourself or a friend as the smartest person for Smartfood’s search, head to their Facebook page here to enter to be named the winner of the SMART Search 2013. The contest winner will be featured in the September issue of SELF magazine and receive $10,000 in prize money!