Part of the historic US gymnastic team, The Final Five, they showed off their winning ways at the 2016 Rio Olympics and now, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are set to turn heads as they pose for SI Swimsuit 2017! From the preview video, the athletic ladies had no difficulty modelling the various bikini designs.
Speaking on the switch from sparkling leotards to sexy bikinis, SI Swimsuit editor, MJ Day said “I am thrilled to include the gold medal-winning, U.S. women’s gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles in this year’s Swimsuit issue,”. She added, “Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today. Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments (lots and lots of Olympic gold medals between them), but strikingly sexy and beautiful in front of photographer James Macari’s lens. I love seeing them shine in an entirely different way in the Swimsuit issue and being able to share these gorgeous and powerful images with the world. These women, their beauty, and what they can achieve know no limits.”
In response , Aly Raisman who was team captain for the US Gymnastics women’s team tweeted
In addition to making their magazine debut, both gold medalists will participate at the inaugural Vibes festival in Houston, a two-day event hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit that will feature renowned chefs, musicians and cultural activities. Follow SI.com/SwimsuitVibes for more information on activities leading to the Swimsuit 2017 festival and more