The special issue will be celebrated at the first-ever VIBES festival by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on February 17 and 18 in Houston. Featuring performances by Diplo and Miguel, a line-up of music and a food festival. Models of the 2017 swimsuit issues will be in attendance.
For the issue, the athletes traded in their leotards for some smoking bikinis, and you can literally see the fruits of their labor: the women are CUT.
Biles, 19 and Raisman, 22, (both members of the gold-medal “Final Five” team at the Rio Olympics) were photographed by SI Swimsuit photographer James Macari.
We seriously cannot deal with how hot these two look.
“Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today,” SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a press release.“Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments (lots and lots of Olympic gold medals between them), but strikingly sexy and beautiful in front of photographer James Macari’s lens.”
“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.”
If ever we needed inspiration to get our asses to the gym, we’ve got it now.