In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Brittney Griner discusses her style and the experience of being a rookie in the WBNA. 

At one point, the WNBA star discusses a make-up class offered as part of her WNBA orientation:

At the WNBA’s rookie orientation, Griner says she declined to participate in a session about makeup application and how to dress. “I don’t need that shit,” she says without rancor, adding that the only lecture she appreciated was one on 401(k)s. (Yes, new WNBA players are taught how to apply makeup while NBA rookies learn to beware of gold-digger groupies who might prick tiny holes in condoms.)

I mean, look at her skin, it’s practically flawless, so no wonder Brittney Griner doesn’t feel the need to apply make-up.

Outside of her loathing of make-up, Griner also discussed her “coming out” to the public. Although Griner was never officially in the closet, when she mentioned it during a press conference media jumped on it:

Griner’s sexual orientation, though, was only a secret in that she hadn’t declared it publicly. While in college at Baylor, she says, her long forearms resting on the table as she picks at a plate of chicken tenders (she famously eschews vegetables), she never hid the fact that she liked girls. But early on, officials at the school, a Baptist university in Waco, Texas, saw tweets she’d written revealing her same-sex attraction and instructed her to keep quiet about it. Baylor policy classifies “homosexual acts” as sexual misconduct and as “misuses of God’s gifts.”

So Griner lived with one size 17 foot in the closet, one foot out until her senior year, when, she says, laid-back as ever, “I was just like, Screw ’em, I’m gonna say what I want. Like, what were they going to do? Tell me I can’t go to school here no more?” By that time, after all, Griner was a Baylor Bear icon, well on her way to becoming the most decorated female college-basketball player in history, with NCAA records in blocks and dunks and 3,283 points over four years.

To read the complete Griner interview visit: http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/brittney-griner-interview


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