Serena Williams' who recently crowned Wimbledon winner was interviewed for the August 2010 edition of Harper's Bazaar, where she shared her views on beauty & body image. (She of course looked fab while doing so.)
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On her body image, she says, “I was 23 when I realized that I wasn’t Venus. She’s totally different. I’m super curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. She’s tall and she’s like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn’t. But it’s fine. Now I’m obviously good, but it’s a weird thing. . . . To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.”
On beauty she reveals, “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. I feel so much sexier with short hair. I wanted to reach inside me and feel better. I don’t want to hide behind a facade of hair.”
Stay tuned for the story at www.harpersbazaar.com/serenawilliams.