Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Anna Kournikova - professional TV awards presenter

ESPN.com has this story about Anna Kournikova considering retirement from tennis and moving into a career in acting and TV awards shows. I didn't realize that it was possible for someone to list "TV awards presenter" on their resume as a profession. I think that's the domain of people who end up being "famous for being famous," who are still well-known by the public long after whatever they did to become famous is forgotten. Considering how Kournikova's tennis career and professional life to this point has been something of a sideshow, maybe cashing in on her fame by becoming a celebrity gadabout is her best option. Ten years from now, we'll just think of her as a hot Russian bimbo without remembering her as the onetime joke of the womens' tennis circuit.

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