Olympians Simone Biles & Aly Raisman Give First Peak At S.I. Swimsuit ’17

[Video] The Rio Olympics gymnasts put on an epic display ahead of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's release.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman were essentially perfect in Rio five months ago. After all, the gymnasts captured five golds, two silvers and one bronze between them.

Now the American Olympic stars are proving their perfection goes beyond the floor after new photos from the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue were released late Wednesday.

First, Biles:

Age: 19

Hometown: Houston, Tex.

Height: 4’8″

Status: AP Female Athlete Of The Year

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Next, Raisman:

Age: 22

Hometown: Needham, Mass.

Height: 5’2″

Status: Dating former Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, who asked her out via social media after seeing her in the Olympics (yes, how cute.)

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Hard to believe they were ever criticized for their physical appearance, eh? According to For The Win, it’s true.

“There was a time when both of us were told our body fat percentage was off,” Raisman told For The Win late last year. “I was a lot more self conscious about it when I was younger…it’s something we’ve both worked hard on so it didn’t hold us back.”

And now look at them, taking over the world.

That’s one hell of a preview.

S.I. is starting a new Vibes Festival – a two-day music, food and culture festival in Houston February 17 and 18. Both Biles and Raisman’s photos were taken in Houston to help promote the event.

You can read more about the pair of elite gymnasts and their S.I. debut and the Vibes Festival here.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2017 will be released on Monday Feb. 13, 2017


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.