Serena Williams Says Olympia Loves Playing With Her Makeup


Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time, happily married to Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, and the mother of the cutest daughter, Olympia. She is, simply put, successful AF. 

But it’s not easy to be this accomplished; it takes hard work, dedication, and passion for your craft. It also takes, according to Williams, joy. Williams’s genuine love for tennis fuels her, and it’s in part why she’s so successful. “You have to love it or you’re not going to be good at it,” she tells Glamour. “If you don’t love it, and you’re not having fun at it, it’s not going to be worth it.”

Williams makes sure to have fun off the court too, which we see in a new Super Bowl commercial for Michelob Ultra. The spot features her and other top athletes toasting to their accomplishments—literally. For Williams, that involves kicking back with friends, a few drinks, and karaoke. (Remember karaoke bars? Sigh.) Good times like these only motivate Williams to work harder.

“I’m a firm believer that winning is only worth it if you enjoy leading up to it,” she says. “For me, it’s super important to prioritize happiness in your path to success or else you won’t be successful.”

So what other ways does Williams prioritize happiness? Well, she loves chips, her matching PJs with Olympia, Justin Bieber’s new album, and makeup. Read Glamour’s latest installment of Your Fave’s Faves, below, to find out more. 

My favorite drinks for watching the Super Bowl 

Michelob Ultra, water, and Gatorade. I like to stay hydrated. Super Bowl season for me is usually workout season, or I’m playing tournaments. (Williams has a partnership with Gatorade and her own Gx Squeeze Bottle.) 

Gatorade Gx Squeeze Bottle

My go-to game day snacks

Nachos. Nacho dip. Guacamole. Lots of chips. I love chips; that’s my thing. I’m a chip connoisseur. I’ve met maybe two or three chips I don’t like. 

The comfy clothes I’d change into to watch the game from home 

My PJs are most comfortable. They match Olympia’s. They’re really cool; there are rainbows on them, and then there are one with avocados. They’re super comfortable. 

My pregame pump-up playlist 

I like anything that’s popular, so right now a Super Bowl party playlist would feature Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B. A little Justin Bieber. He has a good album out now. Whatever’s popular is always on the playlist. 

My beauty go-tos for a post-vaccine Super Bowl party look 

MAC lipstick. I mix so many colors to create the perfect color. I mix reds with browns. I’ll mix that with a gloss but a very light gloss because I like more of a matted look. I’ve never found that perfect color, so I’m always mixing different brands and different colors to find the Serena color. Usually a brownish, purply, reddish tint. 


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