“Beautiful Bad Gal” – Naomi Osaka Commends Rihanna

Published 03/19/2020, 2:15 PM EDT


Naomi Osaka is one of the most fashionable athletes that you’ll find. The young Japanese has already dabbled in the fashion world with her collection being featured at the New York Fashion Week. However, Naomi is also inspired by someone who is a fashion queen in her own sense.

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We are talking about none other than Rihanna. The Caribbean singer has been the icon of many people over the years. Being a woman of colour, she would strike a special chord with Osaka.

Osaka revealed her love for Rihanna in a recent Question answer session on Instagram. This was conducted by her as she was feeling bored due to the isolation caused by Coronavirus Quarantine. Let’s find out what the Japanese star had to say.

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Naomi Osaka at her NYFW show

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What did Naomi Osaka say? 

Osaka revealed that Rihanna had always been the dream woman for her and her fashion inspiration –

“The beautiful bad gal y’know. The one and only Rih Rih. I started off taking a lot from her but now I figured out what works for me and I’m just kinda chilling.”

It was brave of Osaka to acknowledge that her style was once heavily inspired by someone else. However, over time she also realized that everyone is unique and you don’t necessarily have to become someone else to be special.

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This is something that also clicks for her in the tennis world as she presents her unique brand. That’s probably the reason why she’s become such a big hit with the fans in such a short duration. This is despite the fact that being black and Asian is not necessarily the best representation for you in a stereotype-driven tennis world. However, the confident Osaka has carved her own niche.

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There is no doubt that she is destined to be a future great.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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