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Word: Tshiamo Seape
Super Woman, Serena, is a beautiful muse.
Certified G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) and mother-to-be Serena Williams recently posed for a beautiful and empowering shoot with U.S. magazine Vanity Fair, and the internet is can't get enough. The cover shoot, featuring a pregnant Serena, shot by the legendary portrait photographer, Annie Leibovitz is a celebration of the female form and an ode to Serena's beauty and strength. The images inside the magazine are reminiscent of Demi Moore's famous pregnancy shoot from 1991 - a seminal moment for body positivity in the media. The internet response has been phenomenal, with fans from across the globe lining up to heap praise on the 23 time Grand Slam winner. In the interview she gives fans a long-awaited glimpse into her private life: she dishes about meeting her fiance, Reddit Co- Founder, Alexis Ohanian, impending motherhood, and the frustration of her greatness constantly being checked on account of her gender. A fascinating look into the life of one of popular culture's most engaging figures - Vanity Fair and Serena have done it again.
Entertainment's most engaging night, the BET Awards, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angels, and the event didn't fail to bring out all the excitement and unpredictability that it has become famous for. Beyonce and Bruno Mars led the nominees with 7 and 5 nominations respectively. Winners on the night included Chance The Rapper, Remy Ma, Bruno Mars, and more. The awards are for the artists, but the performances are for the fans. The BET Awards are essentially a concert disguised as an awards show, because every artist from the world of urban music past and present (even New Edition made an appearance), seemed to get stage time. Migos. Gucci Mane and what seems like a hundred other artists shut it down to the delight of fans worldwide. You can read about the other highlights from the night here
World Record Wayde
The pride and joy of South Africa, Wayde Van Niekerk, has literally made history by breaking the world record for the 300m's. This is Wayde's second world record after breaking the 400m world record while winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games. The record-breaking run came at the Golden Spike track meet in Prague. As the career of Usain Bolt is winding down our man Wayde is just hitting his stride. Ahead of his final World Championship, Bolt, overcame a slow start to win the 100m, but it was Wayde who stole the headlines. Wayde recorded a 30.81 to erase a record set by Michael Johnson for the second time in less than a year. Wayde's youth and incomparable ability have him poised to be the next great athletics star. All eyes will be on him going into the World Championships in August.
Les Twins Wows with explosive routine
If you're not familiar with World of Dance then now would be the perfect time to do some research because the Jennifer Lopez produced dance competition is quickly becoming one of our favourites. All because of two dancers who simply go by Le Twins. The French natives wowed the crowd with a fast-paced number that followed an interpretive storyline to Monique Bingham's Deep in The Bottom. What makes the performance extra special is that their chosen song features South Africa's own Black Coffee. The duo's electrifying routine even got industry veteran, Jennifer Lopez to jump out of her seat in excitement. As the season progresses we're excited to see how Le Twins continue to impress.