By Romi Cvitkovic
What does Maria Sharapova, the top-paid female athlete for eight years running, do in her spare time when not winning Slams or designing shoes? She launches her own premium candy line “Surgarpova”, of course!
Sharapova made the rounds all day in New York City, first stopping at Henri Bendel’s on Fifth Avenue, bringing a little sweet tooth to the upscale specialty store predominantly known for fashion accessories, cosmetics and fragrances.
The brand name “Sugarpova” spontaneously clicked for Sharapova’s first self-made product and features 12 varieties of candies ranging from tennis gumballs to gummy high heels in mouth-watering flavors and most are gluten free (something that Novak Djokovic would surely approve of!).
Can’t make it to New York to buy some Sugarpova sweets but hooked on all things Sharapova? Well, you’re in luck as you can purchase the pouches online through Sugarpova.com. With names like “Sporty” and “Flirty,” the sweets sound more Spice Girls-themed than athlete-inspired, but the tennis gumballs may make you look twice.
Sharapova, likewise looked just as delicious in a custom David Koma dress with glittering silver collar, and paired it with bright blue vintage Sergio Rossi pumps.
She then popped by her other product carrier, It’Sugar, looking casual in a Vanessa Bruno blouse, floral print Etro mini skirt, chocolate-colored Cole Haan pumps, and jewelry from Sethi Couture and Le Vian.
She capped off her day by stopping by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in a stunning and revealing sheer panel black dress and strappy sandals, even playing a round of Root Beer Pong.
Needless to say, Sharapova just became a life-size version of a Sugarpova gummy “Drop Dead Gorgeous”…