As one of the greatest tennis players of all time, you can’t question Serena Williams’ judgement on the court; her judgement in her hotel room is looking pretty suspect, however, after she openly admitted to the world that she got sick after eating food intended for her dog.
To be fair, this wasn’t just any dog food. While competing in Italy, the super-rich tennis star was staying at the Rome Cavalieri, a hotel so upmarket it even offers room service for dogs. Serena, who was traveling with her Yorkshire Terrier, decided to splurge and get him a couple items from the “Doggy Menu” (as the hotel calls it) over the course of her stay – including an 18 euro (that’s over 20 bucks) entrée of Beef and Chicken with Vegetables and a 15 euro Salmon and Rice.
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She documented the whole thing on Snapchat, and as Williams explained, when her dog’s first meal arrived, she was super impressed: “I was like, ‘That looks so good.’ It was like fresh greens and boiled chicken and beef, and it was seared tenderly and it was just perfection. And I was like, ‘That looks like the best food— It looks better than my food!’”
She was equally impressed the next day when the Salmon and Rice arrived so – as you can probably guess where this is going – she decided to give it a try. In her defense, she Snapchatted an actual shot of the food and, indeed, it looks perfectly palatable. Unfortunately, her body told her otherwise. Two hours after trying a “spoonful,” she admits, “I just ran to the toilet like I thought I was going to pass out.”
Okay, so it blew up her stomach, but how it taste? “It did taste weird,” she said. “I forced swallowed it…. It tasted a little bit like a house cleaner kind of thing.” On the positive side, thankfully Serena Williams is out evaluating high-end dog food so we don’t have to.
In the end, Williams suggested that the menu should include a warning that the food is not meant for consumption by humans. “If you are human – do not eat. It makes you sh*t!! J” she jokingly scrawled on the menu. It’s that fearless attitude that makes her such a fierce competitor!
[h/t The Washington Post]