Simone Biles, Aly Raisman make a splash with swimsuit pics

The subject of body image is one close to Aly Raisman and Simone Biles' hearts. At different points in their lives they were each told their bodies weren't right for gymnastics, and after a historically great stint in Rio over the summer, it's a message they're sharing with people around the country.

"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, that message is helping bring them to a new audience: The famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.


As part of the announcement for SI's new Vibes Festival - a two-day music, food and culture festival headlined by Diplo and Miguel taking place in Houston on February 17th and 18th - the magazine dropped pictures from the Olympian' shoot.

Both women will be taking part in the festival, and as part of the promotion, their shoots for the issue each took place in Houston, the site of the event.

Tickets to Vibes range from $35 to $250. For more info, head over to its website.

 

 


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