Aly Raisman posing for Sports Illustrated.
Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

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.



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.