Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue proving their abs are better than yours

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The INSIDER Summary: 

• Simone Biles and Aly Raisman were asked to pose for Sports Illustrated’s infamous swimsuit issue this year.
• The magazine released a set of images from the shoot and they both look flawless.
• The two also star in a special behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.


In case you didn’t know, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are the definition of goals. Whether it’s their outstanding careers as athletes, their insanely sculpted bodies, or their adorable friendship, they are enviably impressive. At 19 and 22, they have already got 11 Olympic medals between the two of them and the entire country’s affection, but they’re not stopping there.

Sports Illustrated asked them to pose for the 2017 swimsuit issue and the first-look pictures are stunning. Honestly, you’d think swimsuits were made for them and them alone. 

If you happen to remember their viral photo from the beach this past summer at Rio, you might have known what to expect. 

That simple snapshot gave people around the world enough ab workout motivation to last a lifetime so it’s no wonder that Sports Illustrated offered them a spot in one of their biggest issues of the year.

It also helps that they’re two of the most inspiring and influential women in the world, both on and off the mat. 

“Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today,” Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a statement
. “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.”

The photos, posted Tuesday, were released alongside a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. The anticipated issue is expected to hit stands in February.  

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