What a week it’s been for powerful women! From Angelina Jolie thoughtfully involving her children in her long-awaited wedding, to Caroline Cici Bellis, 15, becoming the youngest woman to win a match at the U.S. Open in almost twenty years, it’s been an exciting time for #TINYWIN experiences.
What do Angelina Jolie, Kendall Jenner, Carrie Underwood, Emma Watson, Lena Dunham and Caroline “Cici” Bellis all have in common? These six women have all had a #TINYWIN moment that they need to give themselves credit for this week.
Carrie Underwood’s Baby Announcement & More #TINYWIN Moments
As women, whether we’re celebrities or not, we are often so busy with our demanding lives that we don’t slow down enough to give ourselves a pat on the back for our daily accomplishments.
Sometimes they’re big, but very often it’s a #TINYWIN that we have achieved and we need to savor them. So get inspired by the #TINYWINS that these big names have had and get ready to recognize your own!
ANGELINA JOLIE: When Angie, 39, finally tied the knot with her partner of nine years, Brad Pitt, 50, she incorporated her children into her wedding in the most unique way.
Ange actually had her Atelier Versace wedding gown designer, Luigi Massi , work the drawings of her six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox — into her veil and onto the back of her ivory wedding gown! She has to be the first bride ever to walk down the aisle wearing sweet childish drawings of flowers, music notes and a monkey! Now that has to be a #TINYWIN.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Talk about being inventive. When Carrie, 31, and her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, 34, decided to break the exciting news that they were expecting their first child, they decided to do it in a highly original and personal way.
Carrie took to her personal Instagram, which has 1.2 million followers, and posted a photo of herself with her two adorable pups, Ace and Penny, who each respectively wore “I’m going to be a big brother” and “I’m going to be a big sister” T-shirts.
Carrie captioned her picture, “In honor of ‘Labor Day’, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier…”
What a sweet and clever way to share their happiness with their fans! Congratulations, Carrie, on your joyful news and on a #TINYWIN.
Kendall Jenner Is Building A Successful Modeling Career
KENDALL JENNER: Kendall is just 18, but you have to give her credit for deciding that she can build a successful career in modeling without relying on her famous family name — Jenner.
Kendall made it clear on Aug 27 that she had decided to simply use her first name, ‘ Kendall’, in her modeling career, from now on. The change was first announced in her profile on the website for her modeling agency, The Society Management.
Now she follows in the infamous heels of one-name supermodels like Gisele, Iman and Twiggy.
It’s certainly a risk to separate herself from her famous family and that takes courage. For her breakout decision, she has earned a #TINYWIN.
CAROLINE “CICI” BELLIS was a name on no one’s lips on Aug. 25. That’s because it was the day before the 15-year-old high schooler from California beat the U.S. Open’s 12th-seeded player, Dominika Cibulkova.
It was a stunning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 upset in her Grand Slam debut, making her the youngest American woman to win a match in the U.S. Open since 1986.
Cici was thrilled but just as surprised as everyone else: “I went into the match just thinking it was going to be such a great experience, but I never thought I would come out on top,” admitted the headline-making teen.
Coming out on top was Cici’s wonderful #TINYWIN experience!
EMMA WATSON & LENA DUNHAM: Actresses Emma and Lena were fortunately not among the 101 female celebrities who had their private nude photos supposedly hacked by nasty computer invaders.
Nevertheless, they took to social media to lend strong support to the innocent victims in a welcome display of female solidarity. Both rightly pointed out that actually viewing the images and/or criticizing the victims is an additional hurtful violation.
Lena tweeted on Sept. 1:
The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
The creator of Girls also tweeted:
Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It’s not okay.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014
Both Lena and Emma each had a #TINYWIN moment when they took time to publicly stand up for their “sisters.”
Now, you don’t have to win a U.S. Open match or marry Brad Pitt to have a #TINYWIN. Whenever you have a success — and yes, it can be small — just take a moment out of your busy life to smile and enjoy it.
HollywoodLifers, do you feel like you have #TINYWIN moments? Let me know.
– Bonnie Fuller
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