The hottie to the left is Candace Parker, the Tennessee forward and number 1 WNBA draft pick. She's the first female to dunk in a college game, but that alone isn't why she is expected, by some, to raise the entire profile of the WNBA. Candace has already signed endorsements with Adidas and Gatorade, and, according to Adidas flack Travis Gonzalez, "She's unlike any other athlete...You look at Candace and she's the first female to dunk in a college game, probably the best female player ever. On the other side, she's an attractive girl. She's a beautiful young lady and she has a savvy sense of fashion." As the Chicago Tribune points out, the WNBA gets a fraction of the airtime that men's sports get, and so in order to maximize their marketing potential, as part of rookie training the WNBA has offered hour-long sessions on, yes, make-up and fashion tips.
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