Department Of Famous Girlfriends: Sharapova Edition
Why Maria Sharapova is one of my Famous Girlfriends:
1. She is in hilarious commercials. I love the one with the Pomeranian, where she's totally harassing it taking pictures and it's like, "Yeeees, I see you, tennis cham-pee-yun." Partly this is because I love Pomeranians — their little foxy faces always seem to have these manically happy smiles on, like, "Hi! Hi! I am a tiny dog! Hi! Hi! I make little boing noises as I gambol tinily about! Hello! Hi!" Also it's just funny that a woman whose backhand could end your life via blunt-force trauma would put her very small pet in a very small outfit, put it in a pool floatie, and photograph it. I know it's just a commercial, but still. But one of my favorite commercials of all time is of the Pove storming through various lobbies and so on, on her way to a match, glaring straight ahead, while everyone around her sings "I Feel Pretty" — including John McEnroe, whose five-year-old-little-brother face when he delivers his line of the song is awesome. I saw that ad probably seventy times last year and I never got sick of it.
2. She's six foot two. I just learned this in Sports Illustrated today. Five foot ten is pretty sweet; it has its disadvantages, but I like it pretty well up here. But five foot ten is like, "Yeah, she's tall." Six foot two is like, "…Damn."
3. She has very shiny hair and very sassy court attire. I respect whatever Serena was trying to do with the Roman-gladiator sandaleakers, but I didn't want to go out and get a pair. The Pove's little black dress made me want to take up tennis again so that I would have an excuse to buy one just like it.
I seem to recall hearing somewhere that the Pove is dating someone entirely unsuitable, which may threaten her FG status, but I hope that isn't true.
Tags: pop cult