Serena Williams is representing all the ladies that, "want to be healthy and not starve themselves," in People Magazine's 'Hottest Bodies 2011.' Here is what the tennis star said about her body image:
When did you realize you were not built like most athletes?
I was 17, playing in the US Open, and this one lady said, "You need to wear a better bra." That's when it clicked for me that I was really curvy. A DD chest is not what you normally see in the locker room.
What do you get the most compliments on?
It's all about my butt. I like Brazilian-cut bikini bottoms in the back. Some people think it's too small, but I'm like, "Whatever!"
Do you get insecure about any areas?
Sometimes my stomach poufs out a little bit, and I feel like my legs aren't as tight as I like them to be.
How do you feel when you are photographed on the beach in your bikini?
In the beginning it was weird, but I'm ok with it. I represent ladies who want to be healthy and not starve themselves.
She looks great in that photo, and as a lady who isn't stick thin, I only wish I had 1/2 of her confidence. Check out all the 'Hottest Bodies' in People, on newsstands Friday.
Thanks to Miami Tennis News for the tip!
Photo via Serena Williams official website