Megan Rapinoe has never been shy about making bold statements and the USA forward is continuing this trend with pink hair at the World Cup. Rapinoe initially was still rocking her signature blond look but added some pink highlights as the team prepared for the World Cup in France. Rapinoe’s latest look is a bit bolder as she showed off a full pink head of hair as the USWNT took on Thailand in their initial match.
Rapinoe has a passion for fashion and even started a clothing company called “re-inc” with some of her teammates and is the chief branding officer for the brand.
“If you think about other athletes such as LeBron James, Serena Williams, even Maria Sharapova, it’s the pay and power that they derive from their professional identity that qualifies them for whatever comes after, whether it’s fashion or film or something else,” Rapinoe told The New York Times.
Rapinoe is dating WNBA star Sue Bird who spoke to The Seattle Times about her partner’s love of fashion.
“Megan is very much into fashion. And I wouldn’t just call it clothing.” Bird explained to The Seattle Times. “She’s into everything — clothing, bags, shoes. She’s on top of the new stuff for sure. I love sneakers. My storage room is 75 percent sneakers.”
Rapinoe showed off her latest look on Instagram.
Back in 2015, Rapinoe posted on Twitter about being at the salon all day.
“When ya Dunn been at the hair salon all damn day,” Rapinoe noted on Twiter.
Megan Rapinoe Describes Herself as an Activist
Rapinoe is not only passionate about style, but has been involved with a number of social justice initiatives. Rapinoe spoke about her activism in an interview with iNews.
“I think being a gay female football player is kind of like, you have to be an activist,” Rapinoe told iNews. “It’s sort of in the name. But I also just feel like my personality lends to this being the most impactful way in which I can do my part, as a person in the world. I feel comfortable speaking out about things, and being a voice to make our sport better.”
As for Rapinoe’s style, the soccer star is still in negotiations with Bird for more closet space in their Seattle condo. The Seattle Times described Rapinoe’s attempt to increase the number of shelves that belong to her.
Try stuffing all that into one urban condo. Needless to say, some skillful negotiations took place.
“I was like, ‘Can I have this shelf?’ ” Rapinoe says.
“Five shelves,” Bird clarifies.
Rapinoe: “Then, a month later, I was like, ‘Can I have another shelf?’ ”
“Ten shelves,” Bird interjects.
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“Now, I have the whole second bedroom closet,” Rapinoe says, beaming. “It was kinda one of those things where you have to just inch your way through it.”