Say it with us, SBs: Love your body right now! Serena Williams, ESSENCE‘s “Love Your Body” cover girl, urges us to do just that. The current reigning tennis champion looks absolutely fit and fantastic in an ombre Carmen Marc Valvo swimsuit, accessorized with Ben-Amun hoop earrings and a huge smile. In the issue, she talks fighting for her life against a pulmonary embolism two years ago. Her brave battle inspired her recent documentary Venus and Serena, in which she recounts that love from her family and friends, unwavering faith and a relentless fight got her feeling better than ever. She also talks embracing her world class curves, although she’s not quite used to the attention surrounding her ibooty:
“It can be a bit weird. Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!’”
Be sure to pick up ESSENCE‘s July issue, on newsstands now!
StyleBlazers, how amazing does Serena look?