Serena Williams may not be playing this week’s tournament in Dubai, but she’s still keeping busy. She’s learning to become a professional nail technician and just completed her first 3.5 hours of the required 240 (!) hours of coursework.
She wrote all about her experience at globalgrind.com. Not only is the post hilarious, it’s also a pretty interesting peek inside her Champion’s mind:
The night before my class I made sure I had all my tools, books and gear organized. I went to the hello kitty store and bought plenty of containers as well as a backpack to keep my belongings. If I’m not the best, I sure do want to look like it. Not only do I plan on being the top student to graduate from my nail school, but I also intend on being the most fashionable! We have to wear blue scrubs. So I asked the administrator can I wear pink but she insisted on blue. I found the cutest blue scrub top (Grey’s Anatomy should take note) and super cute cargo pants! Before bed, I stayed up studying for a few hours just so I could be ahead of the class.
I love how despite the designer scrubs, Serena keeps it real:
And she’s working hard:
Today was my first day and boy was I excited! When I got there, they immediately had us do pedicures on each other. I wanted to make sure I did it just the way the real salons do it, so I began with asking the girl if she wanted any water to drink. I was so relieved when she said no, because honestly, I didn’t have any to give her. Then I asked her to pick a color and she said French!! I’ve never done french, but I was determined to not butcher it. Luckily, thanks to my weekly pedicures I took my time and it came out great. I know it wasn’t just me thinking I did good because all of the other girls kept asking if I had done this before. They thought I was on that show called “I get that a lot!”
Wait, is that a real show? I’ve never heard of it before. Sure the other girls weren’t messing with you ReRe? Wonder if we’ll get some smack talk going on her next blog post: “We all know who the real No. 1 nail technician student is!”?
Read the rest of Serena’s entertaining tale at globalgrind.com
Serena is getting in touch with her girly side lately. Here’s a twitter she sent to Victoria Azarenka this weekend:
Hmm. . .perhaps that has something to do with this.
My own unsolicited recommendation for the well-endowed swimmer: Athleta’s line of bra-sized swimwear.