After stunning the world at the Rio Olympics last Summer, gold-medal gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are back and better than ever, continuing their pursuit of blowing our minds, this time in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The girls are taking the modeling world by storm, and we think they are the perfect candidates for this year's famed issue.
"Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today," said MJ Day, SI Swimsuit Issue editor. "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."
There have been so many positive developments in the modeling world with athletes representing modeling campaigns, and now, Aly and Simone are redefining what it means to be a model in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Bravo, girls — another gold medal to add to your collection!
Watch the video above from the 2017 SI Swimsuit photo shoot, and be sure to check out the highly anticipated issue, which is out on February 15.
This post was originally published on Jan 10, 2017.