To the extent that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue represents a fusion of strength, athleticism and glamour, one would be hard-pressed to find women more fitting than Aly Raisman and Simone Biles.
Sports Illustrated did not bother enduring that difficult task; it instead booked the gold medal-winning gymnasts for this week’s issue.
Tuesday, it revealed a stunning teaser video from their photoshoot (see below).
“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,” said Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day. “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.”
More details on the 2017 SI Swimsuit issue are surely coming soon.
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) January 10, 2017