As Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard prepares to compete at Wimbledon, she admits she’s frustrated that some people know her more for her sexy magazine photo shoots and Instagram pics than for her prowess on the court.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Bouchard, 25, insists that her glamourous Instagram account isn’t necessarily portraying reality.
“That’s the nature of social media,” Bouchard says of some people’s impressions of her.
“The most important thing to reiterate is that social media is what I choose to show everyone. It’s not an exact posting of my whole life. If people think I literally only do what I post then that’s absurd. Social media is a highlights reel, so for me I love posting different things,” she continues.
“Do people who work in offices post about their offices every day? No they don’t. Do they work at their offices every day 24-seven like people tell me I should? No. So the biggest thing is that social media is not my entire life,” adds Bouchard. “It’s what I choose to show you.”
Speaking with The Sun, the Montreal-born athlete says “a big misconception” about her is that she spends more time posing for photo shoots than playing tennis.
“I wouldn’t say I do a lot [of shoots],” says Bouchard, who appeared in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
“But I do some here and there when it fits with my schedule,” she notes. “I enjoy dabbling in different industries, meeting successful people in other walks of life, not just in tennis.”
For Bouchard, modelling is “more of a creative area, it’s new to me and interesting, so I do enjoy it. But it’s work as well. That’s one of the things people think about me. I’m not bothered by it, but I am putting the facts straight. I cannot even remember the last time I did a photo shoot.”
Bouchard will next be seen competing at Wimbledon, taking on Tamara Zidanšek of Slovenia on Tuesday, July 2.