WHO’S HAUTE? THURSDAYS: CANDACE PARKER
Welcome to week two of Who’s Haute? Thursdays. For those of you who might have missed last week’s edition, here’s a quick recap. Each week, A Glam Slam will feature an athlete who is relevant both on and off the field, the ice or the court. A Glam Slam will highlight these athletes’ relationships to their sport and their lifestyle away from the game.
Candace Parker shined in her days at the University of Tennessee. In 2008, she was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the L.A. Sparks and was the first woman in the WNBA to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. Parker missed part of the 2009 season due to the birth of her first child (her husband is Boston Celtics forward, Shelden Williams). Just seven weeks after giving birth, Parker transitioned from diapers to dunks, leading her team all the way to the Western Conference finals. A starting forward and a super mom, Candace Parker does it all. It’s no surprise that Adidas chose Parker as the face of their recent “Me, Myself” campaign. The campaign encouraged women to share their “real stories of training struggles and successes.” This was a perfect fit for Parker, who demonstrates that you really can achieve the impossible.
Juggling a big-time career and a new family can take a toll on your looks, but Parker even manages to keep her fashion-sense in tact. In an interview with Teen Vogue she revealed her off-court style. “I’m big on being comfortable, but still remaining fashionable. I love Rock & Republic jeans and I will sport an Affliction or Ed Hardy T-shirt. My latest fetishes are hats and my favorite store is Nordstrom or Arden B.” Parker even has dogs named Fendi and Prada!
Candace Parker is Who’s Haute.