Maria Sharapova launches her own range of sweets

Maria Sharapova launches her own range of sweets

Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has created her own range of confectionery called Sugarpova.

The 25-year-old has been the face of such brands as Evian, Nike, Tiffany & Co, Canon, Prince and Land Rover.

The new line will offer 12 different types of candy, including 'Flirty' lip-shaped candies, 'Cheeky' gummy bears and 'Sporty' tennis ball shaped sweets which are already sold out.

Maria said "I wanted to own something - something 100% me. Where I make all the final decisions; here I'm involved from start to finish."

She added that Sugarpova is “the most exciting project that I’ve ever done … because it’s my own business, my own investment, my own money.”

Maria's venture will help her maintain her position at the top of Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes, however a proportion of the sales will go to the Maria Sharapova Foundation which helps victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.

Photo: © Rex

Tuesday August 21, 2012

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