Mykal-Michelle (aka Mimi) is still Serena Williams’ No. 1 ranked cutest fan by a long shot

Mykal-Michelle (aka Mimi) is still Serena Williams’ No. 1 ranked cutest fan by a long shot

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In 2015, then 3-year-old Mykal-Michelle Harris charmingly described how her tennis game was similar to that of Serena Williams, and the video went viral. More than a year has elapsed since then, but “Mimi” remains the world’s cutest fan of the best women’s player of all time.

LITTLE BIG SHOTS

In a later media appearance, Mimi went on NBC’a Little Big Shots where she explained to host Steve Harvey that her affection for Williams is due, in part, to her being “super cool” — a designation she also conferred on Harvey when pressed.

Cute Serena Williams fan Mykal-Michelle (aka Mimi) appears on 'Little Big Shots' with Steve Harvey

''First you have to have a viral video. Then you have to like a sport. And that's how you become famous.''

— Mykal-Michelle, on recipe for fame

Mimi also divulged her secret formula for becoming famous.

US OPEN OUTING

After Mykal-Michelle’s original video blew up, her family was invited to attend the US Open to watch Williams compete in person. Unfortunately, they bore witness as Williams — pursuing a calendar Grand Slam — lost to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in tennis history.

THANK YOU MIMI

''Remember, whatever you do, always enjoy yourself, and try to be the best that you can be at it.''

— Serena Williams' advice to Mimi

Days after her loss in the US Open, Williams sent a video to Mimi thanking her for her video and for her visit to New York.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERENA

The following day, William’s birthday, Mimi responded with a song for her favorite tennis player.

BUDDING STARLET

Mimi’s star turn led to the Harris family moving from New Jersey to La La Land, where the youngster was signed by the Osbrink Talent Agency, and now regularly rubs elbows with other celebs…

…like legendary singer/songwriter John Legend…

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…actress Arielle Vandenberg…

…actress Phylicia Rashad and basketball hall-of-famer Charles Barkley.

2019-04-18T06:12:21-07:00April 19th, 2019|

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