Today’s Page Six reports that blond Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova wants to follow in the footsteps of shirtless Vogue “intern” Sean Avery and work for Anna Wintour since “it’s so inspiring to see a woman be so powerful.”
According to the item, Ms. Kournikova made this plea on her blog, where she also name-checked Tom Ford as one of the “10 people she wants to work with after she retires.”
Media Mob checked Ms. Kournikova’s Web site, but couldn’t find the quote or the list. We did, however, find a list made by Maria Sharapova, a different blond Russian tennis star, on her official Web site that includes the whole thing. (Membership in “Club Sharapova” is required to view this and several other of Maria’s “Top 10 Lists,” but you can find it here and here as well.) The list was also not likely inspired by Mr. Avery’s Vogue internship since it was composed in September 2007.
A call to Page Six was inconclusive since the item’s author, Paula Froelich, is on vacation through July 7.