Serena Williams’ dominant performace in the ongoing U.S. Open and her new book got people talking about her weight. In an interview with People Magazine, the Grand Slam goddess admits that she has the same body issues and concerns just like any other women out there, particularly her big arms and thighs.
When asked about her diet, she claims she doesn’t do diets. “I don’t diet. I hate that word. Diets mean that you rob yourself of stuff that you like, and eventually you’re going to cave in and eat things that aren’t on your diet,” Williams said. “You can’t deprive yourself forever. I eat what I like, but I try to eat it in proportion.There are things that aren’t healthy for me, so I try to eat less of them.”
“We think we look good one day, and then the next day – or the next minute – we’re insecure about something. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and am like, ‘I want to lose my inner thigh. I’ve got to do an hour of cardio today,’ or whatever. I try not to do it, but the insecurity comes back sometimes. I do want to look good still.”
Yo go girl. Let’s hope that you will inspire all the other women out there who feel so insecure because they don’t have the body and look of Victoria Secrets supermodels. Maybe a tie up with Dove’s campaign for real beauty might be a good viral marketing idea.
And in case you’re wondering about her weight, it’s 150 lbs.