EXCLUSIVE: Maria Sharapova on Getting Lucky and Staying Healthy
While hard work, talent, and determination are just a few reasons why Maria Sharapova’s one of the world’s top tennis players, luck is playing a larger part in her life than anyone (including herself) would have imagined. To be more specific, it’s the name of Avon’s new fragrance, of which Sharapova’s the official face. “I fell in love with the campaign message right away, Luck being the name of the fragrance,” Sharapova told us exclusively. “I believe we all create our own luck through hard work, and I’m happy to represent that message.” We took a moment to catch up with the athlete and chat all things health and beauty. From her favourite healthy snack to the one thing she always has in her purse, keep flipping for Sharapova’s must-haves!
“Avon is an iconic company in the beauty industry and so respected on a global scale,” Sharapova says. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them!” She counts perfume as the “quintessential feminine accessory” and a major part of feeling feminine and confident. Luck is a sparkling, feminine fragrance featuring top notes of bright citrus and red berries blended with creamy florals and warm sandalwood.
As for her the first perfume she ever used, Sharapova says hers was a classic. “Like most girls out there, I borrowed my mother’s Chanel perfume,” she tells us. (If “borrowed” means sprayed excessively whenever the opportunity arose, we fully concur.)
Pictured: Avon Luck for Her Eau de Parfum
Not surprisingly, Sharapova keeps things simple in the beauty department before a big game and chooses to focus on, you know, the actual dominating at tennis part. “I apply Supergoop! sunscreen ($19), put my hair up into a ponytail, pin away the flyaways, and go,” she says. “My full focus is on the game and pushing myself to perform better than ever before.”
When it comes to healthy eating tips, Sharapova admits there’s no real shortcut. “I really try to stick to clean eating, and healthy snacks are a must,” she says. “Fresh or dried fruits, almonds, but of course, there’s usually a gummy or two from my Sugarpova candy collection! I’m a big believer in everything in moderation, and I don’t think women should deprive themselves—it’s important to celebrate your victories with a piece of candy or other treat.” Preach!
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