On and off the court, Eugenie Bouchard – or "Genie" as she likes to be called – is an ace. When she's not smashing her tennis opponents or teaming up with Coca Cola in a bid to save the arctic polar bears, the blond beauty is serving up glamour, posing for a glittering photo spread in the latest issue of Hello! Canada.
See more of Eugenie Bouchard in this week's issue of Hello! Canada. Photo: George Whiteside
The 20-year-old tennis star grabbed national headlines this past summer when she became the first Canadian to reach the finals at Wimbledon, garnering a circle of celebrity friends that includes Drake, Justin Bieber and Jim Parsons. Since then, Genie fever has officially taken hold, as fans – who call themselves “the Genie Army” – continue to be captivated by the athlete’s unique blend of beauty and talent. Naturally, big-name sponsors like Nike and Coca-Cola have clamoured to sign deals with the social media-savvy star.
This week, Genie is showing off her newly minted modelling skills in an exclusive, winter wonderland-themed spread with Hello! Canada. Shot by celebrity photographer George Whiteside, the five-foot-10 stunner dazzles in an array of designer dresses and reveals her plans for the holidays. (“I love getting together with family and eating until you cannot eat anymore!” she says.)
As the Montreal native continues to take the tennis and fashion world by storm, Canada’s newest golden girl shared some extra fun facts you may not know about her.
I prefer male body wash to female body wash. I feel like it cleans better. Female [body wash] has way too much scent and it smells like flowers and like I am a bit of a tomboy so I don’t want to smell like that. Even if I smell a little manly, it’s okay.
CANADA’S GOT TALENT
I can juggle. I had to do that once in a shoot and I’m good at juggling, but suddenly there are these lights and then the camera flashing every two seconds and it was actually much harder!
The Genie Army are local Melbourne kids. They started this thing in Australia. I have to give them so much credit because I went to the semis in Australia and they were there from the first rounds. They made the atmosphere better. They got more fans involved and people started paying more attention and it became this huge thing. They started this worldwide trend where every tournament I go to, people are in the Genie Army.
BACK TO SCHOOL?
I loved school when I was a kid. My favourite class was math. I finished high school and then since then I’ve just been focused on tennis but [post-secondary education] is definitely something I would do after.
Last year, I went to Mexico for vacation. I truly love Mexico and I love just being on a beach and relaxing all day so my dream vacation would is just on a beach either Mexico or Hawaii or something.
BONUS: Bieber Fever
I think he has a really inspiring story and I think it’s really cool how he came from a really small town and became the world’s biggest superstar. He’s been in some trouble, but everyone deserves a second chance; I’m sure he’ll mature.