Watch Aly Raisman Pose for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

The Needham native channeled her inner Gisele for the upcoming issue.
ALy Raisman

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If Aly Raisman ever gets sick of winning gold medals, she can always consider a career in modeling.

Sports Illustrated announced on Tuesday that the Needham native and decorated Olympian will appear in the magazine’s upcoming 2017 swimsuit issue, which is set to hit stores some time next month. This year’s edition will also feature an appearance by Raisman’s “Final Five” teammate Simone Biles.

Five months after turning heads in #Rio, @alyraisman will be in the 2017 @si_swimsuit issue. #siswim

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“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,” SI swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a post. “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.”

This isn’t the first time Raisman has posed for a high-profile magazine, as she posed nude for the 2016 body issue of ESPN the Magazine.

Doing her best Gisele impression, Raisman showed off her skills as a model in a special behind the scenes video from the SI swimsuit photoshoot, which you can check out below.


Matt Juul Matt Juul, Digital A&E Writer at Boston Magazine mjuul@bostonmagazine.com