Maria Sharapova So Pretty for Nike

Maria Sharapova, who has just reached the top eight in the US Open tennis tournament, has been featured in a TV ad for Nike this last month. Sharapova showcases her Nike performance tennis dress, designed for her day-time appearances in the 2006 US Open in New York. The 60 second and 30 second ads have been aired since August 20. As Sharapova travels from her hotel room to the Arthur Ashe Stadium, those around her take it in turn to sing the West Side Story hit, “I’m so pretty”. Throughout the journey, Sharapova remins focused on the task at hand, winning the game. The final scene has her facing a serve, returning it with a grunt. The super: “Just Do It. Nike”.

Sharapova walks to centre court


Appearing in the crowd are by tennis Hall of Fame inductee John McEnroe, his brother and captain of the 2004 U.S. Men’s Olympic tennis team, Patrick McEnroe, and two-time tennis Olympic gold medalist Mary Joe Fernandez. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

Credits

The Nike Sharapova campaign was developed by advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy, Portland by creative director Steve Luker, copywriter Alberto Ponte and Sheena Brady, art director Mira Kaddoura, and agency producer Robyn Boardman. Wieden & Kennedy’s home is not too far from the home of Nike, Beaverton, Oregon.

Filming was directed by Ivan Zacharias with Smuggler, with director of photography Bob Raggozine, executive producers Nick Landon, Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody.

Editor was Filip Malasek at Robota.

Post production and VFX were done at The Mill.

Sharapova faces the serve in Nike ad

I Feel Pretty

The song, “I Feel Pretty”, is sung by the character Maria in Leonard Bernstein’s musical, West Side Story.

Download the song, I Feel Pretty, from the Original West Side Story Soundtrack at iTunes

MARIA
I feel pretty, oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and gay
And I pity any girl who isn’t me today
I feel charming, oh so charming
It’s alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty that I hardly can believe I’m real
See the pretty girl in that mirror there?
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face
Such a pretty dress
Such a pretty smile
Such a pretty me!

West Side Story Soundtrack at Amazon.comI feel stunning
And entrancing
Feel like running
And dancing for joy
For I’m loved
By a pretty wonderful boy

GIRLS
Have you met my good friend Maria
The craziest girl on the block?
You’ll know her the minute you see her
She’s the one who is in an advanced state of shock
She thinks she’s in love
She thinks she’s in Spain
She isn’t in love
She’s merely insane
It must be the heat
Or some rare disease
Or too much to eat
Or maybe it’s fleas
Keep away from her
Send for Chino
This is not the Maria we know
Modest and pure, polite and refined
Well-bred and mature
And out of her mind!
Miss America, Miss America, speech!
Miss America, bravo, speech!

MARIA
I feel pretty, oh so pretty
That the city should give me its key
A committee should be organized to honour me
I feel dizzy I feel sunny
I feel fizzy and funny and fine
And so pretty
Miss America can just resign
See the pretty girl in that mirror there
(What mirror, where?)
Who can that attractive girl be?
(Which, what, where, whom?)
Such a pretty face
Such a pretty dress
Such a pretty smile
Such a pretty me!

MARIA & GIRLS
I feel stunning
And entrancing
Feel like running and dancing for joy
For I’m loved
By a pretty wonderful boy

West Side Story Soundtrack Remastered at Amazon.com

  • srinivas

    very good ad of quality….
    nice work
    thanks a lot

  • kevin

    very good, I liked it :)

    - Kevin

  • sara

    very gooooooooooood :D

  • http://yahoo mahi

    MARIA
    I feel pretty, oh so pretty
    That the city should give me its key
    A committee should be organized to honour me
    I feel dizzy I feel sunny
    I feel fizzy and funny and fine
    And so pretty
    Miss America can just resign
    See the pretty girl in that mirror there
    (What mirror, where?)
    Who can that attractive girl be?
    (Which, what, where, whom?)
    Such a pretty face
    Such a pretty dress
    Such a pretty smile
    Such a pretty me!

    MARIA & GIRLS
    I feel stunning
    And entrancing
    Feel like running and dancing for joy
    For I’m loved
    By a pretty wonderful boy

  • http://yahoo mahi

    i love sharapova ……………….

    she is a greate player
    nd
    she is very cute ………..

  • shahid imran

    i pray for u success is comming in your life and god give you happiness

  • suzanna Enrico

    God be with you always Maria .
    I Love you so much.

  • Blah Blah

    Maria is soooooooooooooooo cute.
    Wish her the best of luck in her career.

  • martyr

    Love you xoxoxo:)
    I’ll always buy Nike.

  • bon lay

    You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you can weep when you love someone
    Feels extreme when you dream, and you scream when you love someone

    If you feel that strong
    Can you see that, one
    Let me be your…

    [Chorus]
    Someone to hold you tight
    Someone to make you feel All right.
    Everyday and night
    I wish I was your someone
    Someone to hold you when you’re weak
    Someone to make you feel complete
    Every day and night
    I wish I was your someone

    Don’t you know, I will go, if you show that I can break through
    Feels extreme when you dream, and you scream when you love someone

    If you feel that strong
    Can you see that you’re the one
    Let me be your…

    [Chorus]
    Someone to hold you tight
    Someone to make you feel All right.
    Everyday and night
    I wish I was your someone
    Someone to hold you when you’re weak
    Someone to make you feel complete
    Every day and night
    I wish I was your someone

    [Bridge]
    And I hold you tight
    You’re still on my mind,
    I can’t stand to live without you
    And I can’t forget you
    Wherever you are, you’re still on my mind

    [Chorus]
    Someone to hold you tight
    Someone to make you feel All right.
    Everyday and night
    I wish I was your someone
    Someone to hold you when you’re weak
    Someone to make you feel complete
    Every day and night
    I wish I was your someone

    Someone to hold you tight
    Someone to make you feel All right.
    Everyday and night
    I wish I was your someone

  • Wawwall

    Hi Maria where u superb and my favourite player take care

  • hami

    i like it