Talk about a role model. Serena Williams has it going on. She's a supremely gifted athlete -- the number one ranked tennis player in the WORLD. She's not only gorgeous, but as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she has her heart in the right place. And according to this morning's interview with Good Morning America, Serena has a supremely winning body image to boot.
Serena, 33, chatted with Robin Roberts about the U.S. Open, which kicks off today in New York. Serena's looking to be the first woman since 1988 to win a single-season Grand Slam. (Not the breakfast at Denny's, but the greatest achievement in the world of tennis.)
Robin pointed out a recent Instagram post that clearly showed off Serena's curves and asked if it was a response to body shamers. Here's the image, along with Serena's hilariously cheeky comment.
Serena's response? The following quote we should all live by:
It's me, and I love me. I've learned to love me. I've been like this my whole life and I embrace me. I love how I look. I am a full woman and I'm strong, and I'm powerful, and I'm beautiful at the same time.
And then, in case there was ANY question that occasionally she sits home at night reading what the haters say and wondering, "Oh God, maybe they ARE right," Serena added:
I don't have time to be brought down. I've got too many things to do. I have Grand Slams to win. I have people to inspire, and that's what I'm here for.
Lucky for us! Although EVERY woman should be proud of being strong-minded and physically powerful, many of us find it embarrassing or worry that it somehow makes us "less feminine."
Serena's a perfect example that just the opposite is true. Being confident in your own skin -- and firm in your beliefs -- just makes you a slammin' woman.
Team Serena, all the way.
Image via ABC News