Aly Raisman Poses Nude For 2018 SI Swimsuit Issue

Danny Woods
February 14, 2018

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman is among this year's models, and she picked an empowering message for women.

Comments on social media appeared to be mixed.

The much-talked about Herrington was very vocal about her inspiration, supermodel Tyra Banks, who was the first black woman to hit the front page of the magazine. Ashley took to her Instagram account to congratulate Danielle for her huge accomplishment, writing, "DANIELLE!" Her first big break was last year when she became a Sports Illustrated Rookie for their swimsuit issue last year.

The cast is made up of five mothers, five world-famous athletes, four published authors, two plus-size women, an all-female crew, and features the third black woman ever to appear on the cover since the annual issue launched in 1964. As it turns out, she's come pretty far since then, so far that she impressed the magazine's editors. While it leaves nothing to the imagination, Graham holds on to her bosoms, letting little more than her curvy assets from peeping out.

"It's so simple, yet so hard for many in this industry to find control over how their identity is portrayed or interpreted or judged", MJ Day, Sports Illustrated Swim Editor said.

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"That makes my heart drop because Tyra, Beyonce, they are superstars", Herrington told ET.

This year's issue has been created to deliver "an empowering" message that celebrates women's diverse bodies as well as give them a platform to "find control" over how their identity is portrayed and to "speak to who they truly are and who they want to be", Day said in the statement. Only four months after moving, she landed her first gig with Sports Illustrated.

However, McGrady says that she realised nothing was more disheartening than trying to be someone she's not, and as such, embraced the concept behind the "In Her Words" spread entirely. Phrases painted on her body included "pain shapes" and "love transforms".

"Women do not have to be modest to be respected", said Raisman, a Needham native, in an interview with SI Swimsuit.

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