There are not many idols from my childhood that I have always been able to admire from the early 90s until today. (In fact, in most cases it’s just the opposite.) Even though I was a year old when Venus Williams turned pro at age 14, um, relaxed– in 1994 I grew up watching her, cheering her on and wishing that my terrible tennis match could even come close to the moves and spreads that I have seen her do skillfully on the court. (Spoiler: There are some people who should never own, let alone hold, a tennis racket, and I’m one of those people!)
Williams is perhaps one of the most talented and famous tennis players of all time – she currently holds 75 tennis championship titles and has had one of the longest careers in tennis history – but she managed to transcend her sporting heritage by punctuating her influence with entrepreneurial efforts. who are intelligent, empowering and intentional. In other words, she doesn’t just stick her name on something just because she can.
While Williams has founded several cool brands like Happy Viking – a plant-based protein line and V Starr – a South Florida-based interior design company, it’s his sportswear label EleVen by Venus Williams, and more precisely, the SPF beauty collection within this label. , it makes me super, Great jazzed up. (I’m a beauty editor after all!) With three celebrity formulas under her belt – sunscreen, sunscreen serum, and sunscreen lip balm – we sat down with the athlete and founder to find out what it looked like to ‘enter. the beauty space, which fascinates her for product development and indulging in a beauty routine, and much more. Keep scrolling to get to know Venus Williams and familiarize yourself with her line of go-to products.