All eyes were on Serena Williams a few nights ago at the ESPYs. Yes, because of what she was wearing. No, this is not anything new.
The tennis star donned a very pink, very risque dress that almost looked like a sexy “business suit.” Save that the only thing business about it, was hers, which was hanging out all over the place. Boobs, legs, butt. nothing was left to the imagination. Not exactly my style, but even I, a perennial wearer of flip-flops and jeans, had to say, Daaaamn.
Serena’s body is out of control. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen. And if anyone is allowed to wear something this … liberating, it should be her.
We’re all used to being bombarded with images of female actresses, pop stars, and, unfortunately for humanity, reality stars in super skimpy clothes. sure, there are the ones who try to keep it classy, but if I were a betting woman, I’d say 8 out of 10 stars would strip down for a photo shoot if they thought they would look “sexy.”
And that’s fine — who doesn’t like looking sexy? but the majority none of these celebrities put in a quarter of the work on their bodies as Serena Williams and other athletes do. Typically, their all-too-svelte physiques come for plastic surgery, not eating, working out with a trainer, or worse, smoking.
The sad thing is, these also happen to be the bodies we, as a society, have come to envy. again, not a betting woman, but I’d say the majority of women would choose somebody like Megan Fox‘s body over Serena Williams’.
Not to get all deep on this Friday morning, but why is it that we don’t like looking strong and powerful? Do we not want it to seem like we could kick our boyfriend’s ass? Do we want to appear the “weaker sex”? Or is it simply because the media has force-fed us an image of what physical beauty should be?
If a celebrity like Jennifer Aniston or Cameron Diaz wore this outfit, we wouldn’t so much as bat an eyelash — because their bodies are what we’re used to. but when Serena Williams wears it, it almost catches us off-guard. Because she’s strong. And powerful. And could totally kick our ass.
In a good way.
What do you think of Serena Williams’ body?
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