Tennis goddess Serena Williams will be the face of the 2016 ‘Pirelli Calendar’

Serena Williams will pose in the Pirelli Calendar for 2016 (Photo: Getty)
Serena Williams will pose in the Pirelli Calendar for 2016 (Photo: Getty)

The world’s greatest tennis player Williams just announced a new gig. Ms. Williams will be the face of the the 2016 edition of the Pirelli Calendar.

The famous calendar shoot traditionally involves models-of-the-minute like Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Candice Huffine, all of whom appeared in last year’s latex-filled calendar.

Pirelli tweeted…“We can’t wait to share the new calendar! Thank you ladies for being part of our special project!”

This year, the company brought back photographer Annie Leibovitz’s to shoot the calendar for the first time in 15 years; in the recent past, the models have been shot by Terry Richardson, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber.

With Leibovitz at the helm, she’s opted to look beyond the modeling world for this year’s Pirelli calendar. In addition to Williams, the 2016 iteration of the calendar will also feature Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, and Fran Lebowitz, according to i-D.

The 2016 edition of the calendar is set to debut in November.

 

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