In a recent interview with hard-hitting sports news magazine, uh, People, Erin Andrews addressed how she is both a huge fan of sports as well as the world of fashion and how there really shouldn’t be an issue about how she enjoys blending the two passions as she carves out her place in the sports media landscape.
“I have a stylist who does a great job in helping me out in getting ready,” she admits. “She’s trying to really get me away from always doing the blazer and trousers … to just be really hip and to blend fashion into sports.” But the style element she’s most excited about? Shoes. “Now that we are in a studio, I can wear fun designer shoes,” she shares. “Before, it was like, ‘How many ways can you make a flat look fabulous?’”
Andrews does admit that because she is a woman she is subject to unfair criticism for trying to appear not only presentable but attractive on camera:
“I feel like sometimes there is a stereotype for the girls who want to look nice in this industry,” she shares. “I color my hair, I worry about working out, I’m into the latest fashion and makeup. And I think it’s kind of interesting that still, in sports, some people look at it like, ‘Oh, you can’t like this stuff and like sports.’ Well, why not? That’s the stereotype that I’m trying to battle against right now. It’s OK to have fun shoes on, but guess what, I still know what the coach is going to call on 2nd and 8.”
Andrews truly is often put in the precarious position of trying to look good without going too far and drawing attention to herself, but that’s perhaps a discussion for another time, because perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the piece — at least for the men out there — is the manner in which she views herself as it relates to her good looks and how she believes she measures up to one particular beauty, that beauty being one Gisele Bündchen, the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady:
“I just laugh [when people talk about my looks],” she says. “There are women I look at as beautiful — Gisele [Bündchen], she’s my ultimate mega-crush — but I look at myself as just me; I don’t see myself as that.”
I think I speak on behalf of a lot of men when I state: Go on…