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bellascarlett
May 10th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Sharapova to pick model ball boys

Giles Tremlett in Madrid
Wednesday May 10, 2006
The Guardian


Russian tennis and merchandising phenomenon Maria Sharapova is due to take part tomorrow in what will be the world's first beauty contest for ball boys.
Sharapova, currently number three in the world tennis rankings, is to help at a casting session in Madrid for male models seeking jobs as ball boys at the city's WTA Women's Masters tournament in November. The auditions for catwalk-quality ball boys, who will be sponsored by a fashion company, are said by organisers to be an example of sexual equality in the world of Spanish tennis. There has been outrage in recent years over the hiring of female models as ball girls at the men's Masters tournaments in the city


Spain's socialist government accused organisers and sponsors of the tournament of blatant sexism. "That was unfair," Spain's conservative ABC newspaper said yesterday. "This is equality."
The Madrid ball girls, in skimpy tops bearing the logo of the Hugo Boss fashion company, have become a set part of the men's tournament. They are given coaching by ball-boy instructors, which includes an introduction to the rules of tennis for those who need it.

Sharapova, who shot to fame when she won Wimbledon two years ago aged 17, will be joined by Argentinian actor Natalia Verbeke at the hotel casting session. The jury is said to be on the lookout for physical beauty, elegance, politeness and a rudimentary knowledge of tennis.

Sharapova, now 19, is estimated to earn some £14 million a year from merchandising and sponsorship. She recently struck a deal to endorse Land Rover for a reported $2m a year over three years. Her other endorsements include Honda, Nike, Colgate-Palmolive and Motorola.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1771207,00.html?gusrc=rss

WTH??!! :lol:

morningglory
May 10th, 2006, 05:28 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Lin Lin
May 10th, 2006, 05:28 AM
Omg,

Krystell
May 10th, 2006, 05:29 AM
WTH??!! :lol:





Fun job for Maria!

F-R-E-A-K
May 10th, 2006, 05:32 AM
Errrr. :scared:

morningglory
May 10th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Errrr. :scared:
thinking about applying? ;) You're Italian, aren't ya?

Lulu.
May 10th, 2006, 05:39 AM
:yawn: :rolleyes:

myxomatosis
May 10th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Lucky Maria! :drool:

Krystell
May 10th, 2006, 05:44 AM
Lucky Maria! :drool:


Maria is becoming so powerful, now she gets to hand pick who gets to be a ball boy :D

Derek.
May 10th, 2006, 05:46 AM
This will be like a fantasy for her. :o

Andy.
May 10th, 2006, 05:48 AM
Hope she has fun with her buffee of boys

JoJoCircus
May 10th, 2006, 05:56 AM
Hope she has fun with her buffee of boys

:lol: :lol: Not too much fun :devil: :devil:

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 10th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Pick me, Maria... Pick Me! I'll be your "royal ball-polisher" for one day :)

Junex
May 10th, 2006, 06:29 AM
:yawn: :rolleyes:


:lol: :lol: :tape: :lol: :lol:

Dan23
May 10th, 2006, 06:40 AM
what an honour it would be to be selected by Maria herself :lol: :devil:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 10th, 2006, 06:58 AM
Congrats? :unsure:

drake3781
May 10th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Shameful. Can she refuse to participate? Not that Maria will, but I wonder if any lady player would simply refuse, saying I'm here for the sport of women's tennis, and will do what I can to promote it, but ogling young male models has nothing to do with tennis and I won't be a part of it.

Andy.
May 10th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Shameful. Can she refuse to participate? Not that Maria will, but I wonder if any lady player would simply refuse, saying I'm here for the sport of women's tennis, and will do what I can to promote it, but ogling young male models has nothing to do with tennis and I won't be a part of it.

Lighten up a little :lol: :D

CooCooCachoo
May 10th, 2006, 07:45 AM
Maybe she picks them and will be distracted by them during her matches so she cannot win :eek:

[Wishful thinking]

Nah, I just hope she has good taste :drool: Cause these female models are always so skinny and ugly and scary :unsure:

Brett.
May 10th, 2006, 07:53 AM
Maria will tell the models to be a naked ball boys so i can check them out :drool:

Lindsayfan32
May 10th, 2006, 08:02 AM
Lucky Maria that's one job I wouldn't mind getting!!!!!!!!

~{X}~
May 10th, 2006, 08:48 AM
This is the first time that I have ever envied...IT. :mad: :o

Libertango
May 10th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Lucky bitch ;) :tape:

lindsayno1
May 10th, 2006, 09:04 AM
Oh my god...fun job for maria, but what the hell is the WTA resorting to!

Dan23
May 10th, 2006, 09:07 AM
Oh my god...fun job for maria, but what the hell is the WTA resorting to!
Maria's not going to go there and do it all herself...its more likely a bit of a promo job

propi
May 10th, 2006, 09:11 AM
Wow what a great newspaper :rolleyes:
Obviously Natalia Verbeke is a she:rolleyes:

http://maretranquilitatis.iespana.es/imagenes/natalia.jpg
Let's hope Marķa has fun and makes a great job :)

CooCooCachoo
May 10th, 2006, 09:24 AM
What a hot guy Natalia is :drool: :p

azi
May 10th, 2006, 09:27 AM
nice job, masha, lol

fifiricci
May 10th, 2006, 09:29 AM
What a lovely idea, bring on the beautiful ball boys. Although being a slightly more mature lady, I'd actually prefer some really stonking drop dead gorgeous ball men :devil:

lindsayno1
May 10th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Maria's not going to go there and do it all herself...its more likely a bit of a promo job


Again....great job for Maria.

Mateo Mathieu
May 10th, 2006, 09:43 AM
:tape:

Maria Croft
May 10th, 2006, 10:07 AM
Lol, I hope Maria has some fun then ;)

SJW
May 10th, 2006, 01:17 PM
I bet they all will look like they stepped straight out of the OC :)

furrykitten
May 10th, 2006, 01:21 PM
I'm sure Maria will enjoy the job! :bounce:

The_Pov
May 10th, 2006, 01:46 PM
I bet they all will look like they stepped straight out of the OC :)

Hopefully

Lachrymarum
May 10th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Sorry but I think the whole idea is completely retarded.
Model ball boys?
:rolleyes:

SJW
May 10th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Hopefully

hopefully...not.
I'm glad it's in Spain and not in USA.
Reduces the possibility of them being Dawson's Creek rejects.

MissJessou
May 10th, 2006, 04:57 PM
As long as she's not picking model boys' balls. :o
:lol: :lol: :lol:

hablo
May 10th, 2006, 05:02 PM
:speakles::haha: