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Venus Williams Earns Another Title

12/14/2007 5:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Current Wimbledon champ Venus Williams acquired a new award on Thursday -- a diploma!
Venus Williams
The 27-year-old phenom donned a cap and gown for her graduation from the prestigious Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Didn't Giorgio Armani go there? (He didn't.) After eight years -- and hundreds of tennis matches -- Williams finally obtained her degree in fashion design. Wait, this could make Venus the one celeb that will actually design for her own fashion line?! Crazy!

Check out some pics of Venus' stellar collection from her EleVen brand of clothing.


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1.

YEEEEEEEEHAW!!!!    

Let the racist comments begin!!!!!

2483 days ago
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YEEEEEEEEHAW!!!!    

Let the racist comments begin!!!!!

2483 days ago
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YEEEEEEEEHAW!!!!    

Isn't an Associates degree like a GED on steroids?

2483 days ago
4.

TB    

Congratulations!!

2483 days ago
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StarMash.com    

TMZ is launching a new celeb mash site called http://StarMash.com ...
even has an iPhone version!!!

2483 days ago
6.

nobozo    

Good for Venus for following through to obtain a degree. More sports and celebs should educated themselves beyond the GED. Congratulations, Venus!

2483 days ago
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honeydoo    

congrats to her but her line of clothing looks cheap as hell!

2483 days ago
8.

beth    

I love her. Very talented athlete, brought so much to the game of tennis. I wish only good things for her. Go, VEE!!

2483 days ago
9.

WooHoo    

We're so proud of you, Venus!

2483 days ago
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blackberry_curve@yahoo.com    



Stop deleting my comment, TMZ! Here it is *again*!!!:

"Did she even (((GO))) to that university or vocational college, or
whatever the heck it is??? Or is it one of those non-earning degrees
you get when you're from Such And Such a city and Such And Such
University is located there, so they salute a hometown celeb by
giving them an "honorary degree" IN NAME ONLY. I bet it's the 2nd. I
hear she farts the type of air found in vacuum-sealed tennis ball
cylinders."

2483 days ago
11.

Giggles    

It doesn't sound like an accredited 4-year college degree. Regardless, any education and training is better than no education and training.

2483 days ago
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KRISTI THE LAWYER    

GOOD FOR HER. SO WHAT IF THE DEGREE IS FROM THE ARTS INSTITUTE. IT IS STILL A DEGREE AND NO IT IS NOT A DEGREE ON STEROIDS. I COMMEND HER FOR AT LEST FINISHING COLLEGE. LOOK AT ALL THE CELEBRITIES THAT DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE FOR FAME AND FORTUNE. SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW CELEBRITIES THAT MADE AN EFFORT TO ACTUALLY FINISH SCHOOL. MORE POWER TO HER. ONLY IF MORE CELEBRITIES WAS LIKE HER AND ACTUALLY BOTHERED TO FINISH SCHOOL. LIKE I ALWAYS SAID YOU MAY WANT TO BE FAMOUS BUT YOU STILL NEED AN EDUCATION BECAUSE FAME AND FORTUNE IS NOT GUARANTEED. AT LEAST SHE HAS HER COLLEGE DEGREE TO FALL BACK ON WHEN SHE RETIRES FROM TENNIS.

2483 days ago
13.

Mary Paps    

To #12. Here we go with the stupid comments from a person who's life is so Pathetic, you want everybody to be Pathetic like you. What's the matter honey,did your probation officer rape you, or did your Meth using mother prostitute in front of you. I no, maybe it was the foster home maden who made you suck her *&^%$. What ever the hell happen, I feel sorry for you, so unhappy, ugly, broke, convicted felon, rapist, Homosexual, and everything else. You are such a pathetic looser, do us a favor and SLIT your wrist and get it over with.

2483 days ago
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Informed In Miami    

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale has poduced many of the top interior designers in South Florida and offers an Associate and Bachelors Degree. Venus just received a Bachelors Degree - Black Robes can only be worn for Bachelor degrees. Also, her degree is in Interior Design and not Fashion Design. She owns a very successful Interior Design firm in Jupiter, Florida called "V Starr Interiors" that she opened 4 or 5 years ago and hired a liscended interior designer to run it for her.

2483 days ago
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AlwaysHungry    

Congratulations to her.

2483 days ago
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