Okay, hypothetical time: imagine you are boring.
In reality, you are not dull; you are actually James/Jane Bondian in appearance and presentation. And, just like 007, your fav food is bacon and your speech is not slurred, but clear, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsodic” English. When asked of your style, you say: bacon, not slurred. (Yikes, I had better stop. I took that one tooooo far.)
- Caroline Wozniacki and Kangaroo
To spice things up, you have an interview. Did I mention that you are one of the world’s top tennis players, Caroline Wozniacki? And that you have been told you are an aloof interviewee? So what do you do at your next group chat, other than goof around:
Q. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done? If it’s illegal, we promise not to tell anyone.
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: Well, the other day I went to the park and I saw this kangaroo lying there. If you’ve seen, I’m playing with the thing on my shin here. It was lying there. So I wanted to go over and help it out. As I went over to it, it just started to be aggressive and it actually cut me. . .
Q. You’ve done a lot of boxing. Did you think about boxing the kangaroo as it took a swing at you?
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I’m sure that was ready for some boxing. I like boxing.
It looked so cute. But once it started scratching me, I was a coward and I run away.
Whoops, the press believed it. Because you are ordinarily so dull. They even reported it. And you pissed off the kangaroo PETA-like folks:
Entering last year’s Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki was considered a boring interview subject. Heeding the criticism, the world No. 1 decided to spice things up by telling the press a story about getting beat up by a baby kangaroo.
Some particularly gullible reporters followed up the story before Wozniacki came back to tell everyone that she made it all up. Everyone laughed, Wozniacki got some positive press and we figured that’s the last we’d ever hear of the tale.
But not everyone had a smile that day. No, the folks at at Australian Society for Kangaroos were displeased.
Go to the above link to read about the public relations hoops Caroline hopped through to repair the damage. As for her rep, she’ll be fine:
In three days, Wozniacki has managed to transform her off-court image from aloof and snobby to entertaining and mischievous. Normally, one can only kill their reputations in such a short period of time. For her to change the narrative so quickly is a public relations triumph.
But wait, there’s more!
She’s dating Rory McIlroy, the laid-back golfer. A good kid who had a tough final round at the Masters. But he’ll be back. He did, however, hook sweet Caroline up with some cheesy clubs of her own. Which ticked off some sport writers:
Poor form. First of all the name looks like it was punched in using the same tool I use to mark my keys with words such as “HOME” and “OFFICE.” More importantly, the whole combining of the last names thing is extremely lame. Rory owes me a tournament victory.
- Rory McIlroy & Caroline Wozniacki’s Wozzilroy Club
Wozzilroy? Wozz ‘dat? Oh, both their last names. Got it. Is she going to gift the young lad with his own racket? A Wozzilroy Wilson, maybe?