Serena Williams’ latest Gatorade commercial is amazing, even with a stunt baby

One of Serena Williams’ biggest and most lucrative endorsements is with Gatorade. Gatorade loves Serena, and she loves them right back. Gatorade even sponsored a refreshment table at Serena’s wedding last week. Gatorade has a history of making great ads for and with Serena too. This is one of my favorites, from several years ago:

Isn’t that great? Well, Gatorade just released a new ad with Serena and it honestly made me cry. The gossip angle is supposed to be that Serena used a stunt baby instead of her daughter Alexis Ohanian Jr., but apparently Serena was planning on having baby Alexis in the commercial, it’s just that the baby had a little cold the day of the filming, so Gatorade hired the stunt baby. It doesn’t even matter though. The commercial is SO GOOD.

God, this is a great message. It also happens to be true, too. If you want your daughter to grow up to be a CEO or president or editor-in-chief or the boss of everything, sign her up for a sport in her childhood. Soccer, tennis, softball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, track and field, gymnastics, all of it or some of it will be great for her journey. Maybe she won’t end up as the next Serena Williams, but sports will help her become the best version of herself.

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  1. Clare says:

    How do stunt babies work? Like is there an agent for new born babies that you ring when you need a baby on set? How does the agent get new clients? Are they in the hospitals waiting for you to give birth, to sign the little critter up? I mean – who thinks – when having a baby – ‘I should get this kid an agent’. Fascinating.

    • Ayra. says:

      lol, the casting team put out ads, online or wherever, specify the age they want (months, years), gender, race… and the parents decide to send in pictures or not.
      I don’t think that babies have agents, agents actually intervene when they’re a bit older.

  2. poop says:

    The first one is amazing!

  3. Tanesha86 says:

    I’m not crying, you’re crying 😭😭😭

    • Bella Dupont says:

      Lol………I know how you feel……I was feeling like a stupid little wimp because the message to her daughter literally made me tear up as well…..big fat, salty tears.

  4. detritus says:

    I believe in the power of sport. Sports can help show young girls their bodies are more than something to look at, they can be powerful, they can be graceful, they can be fast. It gives you the knowledge that you can do hard stuff, if you put your mind to it.

    Real talk though, male coaches of young female teams need to be watched or vetted better. I’d say, 50% of my male coaches were molesters of a minor (not Nassar) level.

    • Bella Dupont says:

      “I believe in the power of sport. Sports can help show young girls their bodies are more than something to look at, they can be powerful, they can be graceful, they can be fast. It gives you the knowledge that you can do hard stuff, if you put your mind to it”

      This is such a powerful statement. I don’t even want to say any more than that.

  5. lightpurple says:

    But what about Fake Baby? Stunt Baby is taking work away from Fake Baby! I miss Fake Baby!

  6. magnoliarose says:

    Sports are great for girls. It breaks through the social conditioning that teaches girls not to be competitive or assertive. Girls learn discipline and social skills as well as a healthy connection to their bodies. It teaches sportsmanship, winning and losing gracefully and working and practicing with a goal in mind.

    • Bella Dupont says:

      @Magnoliarose:

      Another fantastic comment……I hope you don’t mind me asking…… .have you got a daughter(s)?

  7. Lizzie says:

    i have some dust in my eye

  8. Jayna says:

    When I first saw this commercial yesterday, I absolutely loved it and such a great message for young girls/teens.

    I remember when my niece, as a little, little girl, watched Venus and Serena on Oprah. You must see it, if you haven’t. I’m sure it’s on YouTube. It empowered her to want to play sports. These two young women at the time were so inspirational and amazing in the interview. The love between Venus and Serena is a beautiful thing to behold.

    And so my niece did play sports as a kid. But in those crucial years, where teens need focus, not the usual distractions, she played on the volleyball team throughout. She was never the top player, but she loved being a teammate, loved the thrill of competition.

    In the interview, they were young, in their early 20s.

  9. a reader says:

    OMG WHY IS IT SO DUSTY IN HERE????

  10. SL says:

    Can you please say stand in baby or child actor? Stunt baby is sort of appalling

    • hunter says:

      Who do you think is offended by the term “stunt baby”? Wow some people find everything offensive or “appalling.”

  11. spidey says:

    I’ve heard of surprise babies but not stunt babies! :)

  12. Liz says:

    I saw this yesterday and loved it. I need to find time over the long weekend to show it to my daughter – a 13 year old ice hockey goalie.

  13. DesertReal says:

    That was awesome! And I couldn’t agree more.
    People need to let up on the semantics of “stunt baby” though.
    Stand in, double, stunt, stand by, etc. It’s all the same shi+.