Aly Raisman posing for Sports Illustrated.
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Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman make their debut in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue for 2017. Biles is a four-time gold medallist and Rasiman is a three-time gold medallist.

19-year-old Simone Biles and 22-year-old Aly Raisman had a photo shoot for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in Houston. The photo shoot, led by the magazine’s photographer James Macari took place at three locations: the World Champions Center, the North Houston Skate Park and the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

@aly_raisman and @simone_biles are trading in their leotards for bikinis in #SISwim 2017!”, Sports Illustrated tweeted on January 10.

“Five months after turning heads in #Rio, @alyraisman will be in the 2017 @si_swimsuit issue. #siswim ?”, one post on Instagram reads.

Five months after turning heads in #Rio, @alyraisman will be in the 2017 @si_swimsuit issue. #siswim 👙 (📷: @jamesmacari) | @visit_Houston #MyHouston

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This year, the publication will celebrate, for the first time, “VIBES 2017 Swimsuit”. The event will take place in Houston, Texas and will last two days: February 17 (Friday) and February 18 (Saturday). The event is thought as a culture, food and music fest. Participants will taste the cooking of several famous chefs – Chris Shepherd, Graham Elliot, Hugh Acheson, Terrence Gallivan, Seth Siegel Gardner, Tyson Cole – and dance to performances by Diplo and Miguel.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the SI Swimsuit experience to America’s fourth-largest city less than two weeks after the Super Bowl” stated editor MJ Day, adding that VIBES “will be an all-new and expanded experience”.

The new issue of Sport Illustrated, featuring Olympic gold medallists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will be celebrated at the February fest.