GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' star Joy Bryant credits her education at America's prestigious Yale University with keeping her away from sleazy men when she was an aspiring model.

The 29-year-old actress confesses she could easily have found herself in trouble if her schooling hadn't taught her to be mature and responsible.

She says, "It saved me when I went over to Paris and there were all these playboys lurking about.

"I was smart enough, old enough, with enough experience, to avoid them.

"Thanks to Yale, I didn't wake up butt naked in a chateau wearing handcuffs, thinking, 'Why am I here - with a headache?!'

"Who would have thought an Ivy League education would have come in handy that way?"