Serena Williams is making waves and taking over magazine covers this summer — but not without some intriguing comments attached to her look. After being celebrated for her curvaceous body on the July 2013 cover of Essence magazine, Rolling Stone offered an alternative reference to the tennis champ’s size in their cover story.
In a statement meant to explain why certain tennis players earn more money in endorsements in their looks, the magazine makes a body image comparison to a “monster truck” that leaves us wondering if all said was truly meant in praise.
“Sharapova is tall, white and blond, and, because of that, makes more money in endorsements than Serena, who is black, beautiful and built like one of those monster trucks that crushes Volkswagens at sports arenas.”
Williams is dominating as a 5’9″ woman with an athletic 155-pound build — the first image that pops into my head is far from a monster truck, considering that several women would love to have the strength and curves that she possesses. We understand what you meant Rolling Stone – but the description used still appears to be poor word choice, especially for a weight-conscious woman.
As the grand-slammer shares in Rolling Stones, Williams has often dealt with weight issues, constantly comparing herself to her older sister Venus.
“I had to get comfortable with knowing that one of my weaknesses was my weight,” Serena told the magazine. “Especially growing up with Venus, who’s so tall and slim and model-like, and me, I’m thick and hips and everything. I used to feel like I wanted to be her. I wanted to be thin, but it wasn’t me, so I had to learn that I’m going to have larger boobs. I’m going to be bigger, and just enjoy that. So I think it’s good for a lot of other girls who are curvy or more bodacious to be confident in themselves.”