Serena Williams Covers Essence Body Issue

When it comes to gorgeous gams and arms Serena Williams is our leading lady. The 155-pound tennis champ appears on the cover of Essence in a Carmen Marc Valvo ombré swimsuit proving women don’t have to be a size 0 to look beautiful.

In the June issue, the 31-year-old covergirl discusses how she grew to embrace her body type and explains what she likes best about working out.

“It can be a bit weird,” she says in the magazine. “Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!’ “

Pick up the July Body Issue of Essence on newsstands on June 7.

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