Elena Delle Donne

By
Photography Sebastian Kim

Published July 4, 2016

TOP, BRA, AND SHORTS: NIKE.STYLING: MIGUEL ENAMORADO. COSMETICS: ARMANI, INCLUDING MAESTRO GLOW NOURISHING FUSION MAKEUP. HAIR PRODUCTS: BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, INCLUDING SPRAY DE MODE. HAIR: LAURENT PHILIPPON FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE. MAKEUP: KRISTI MATAMOROS FOR ARMANI BEAUTY/FRANK REPS. SET DESIGN: JULIET JERNIGAN/CLM. PRODUCTION: BO ZHANG/MANAGEMENT ARTISTS. DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: NATALIA READ-HARBER. SPECIAL THANKS: STUDIO 250.

2015 WNBA MVP and three-time All-Star.

SPORT: Basketball.

AGE: 26

HOMETOWN: Wilmington, DE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS OR SUPERSTITIONS? I have lucky game gum. I have to chew Wrigley 5 Rain gum. In college, I started chewing gum before playing. And then it kind of kept growing. If I’m not playing well in the first half, I’ll go change my gum in the second half.

SECRET TALENT: I love to do DIY projects. I build tables and I built a dog bed. So my friends and I like to get handy and build things.

DEATH ROW MEAL: I would definitely have movie popcorn, layered butter. Probably a bone-in rib eye steak. And Kraft mac and cheese—I like the characters better than the elbows.

CHOSEN SUPERPOWER: To be able to grant wishes, unlimited wishes.

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG: “Wrecking Ball.”

WHO WERE YOU IN A PAST LIFE? Maybe a Great Dane.

PET PEEVE: People who recline their seats on airplanes without looking to see if a 6’5″ person is sitting behind them.

DREAM DINNER-PARTY GUEST: Adele. I love Adele. I’ve always wanted to meet her.

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