MAGAZINES: Serena Williams On LEARNING To LOVE Her CURVES + BTS With Kerry Washington & Neutrogena
Serena Williams covers FITNESS Magazine where she open up about body image and loving her curves. See pics inside and see Kerry Washington making her first Neutrogena commercial.
In the May 2014 issue of FITNESS, tennis icon Serena Williams opens up about her body image and reveals that it took her many years to learn to love and appreciate her own skin. Here are the highlights:
Public Serena vs. private Serena
"I think of myself as two different people, There's the Serena Williams that everyone knows: She's crazy… She can't make a mistake... And she's angry and just not nice, to be honest. I'm only that person for three hours a day when I'm on the court. The rest of the time I'm just Serena. I'm the class clown. It's not the real me. Even for me, it's shocking to see. But in another way, it's kind of cool to know that I have everything together on the court, because I don't really have my life together personally."
On body image and insecurity:
When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete -long and lean- not with a womanly figure. But then people my age started coming up to me and saying, 'I love you because of the way you look.' That was really motivating. So I learned to be proud of my curves and embrace my large boobs. It's all about loving who you are and realizing that you're beautiful."
On having an healthy diet:
'It all started because I didn’t want to bring bad food into the house.
I live with my sister, Venus, who has Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease. Before her problems I ate a lot of junk I also found out three years ago that I’m allergic to wheat, so I’m trying to eat a clean diet of natural, raw foods.'
Pick up Serena's issue of FITNESS today.
Kerry Washington (the new face of Neutrogena) posted BTS video from her first shoot with the brand. She captioned, "Yay! My 1st commercial with #Neutrogena debuts during #Scandal finale. BTS sneak peek. #VisiblyEven #NTGSpokesperson."
Photos via Kerry Washington's IG/FITNESS Magazine