Aly Raisman is giving us major confidence by finding confidence herself.
The Olympic gymnast, who made the best comeback ever at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, dished about modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and how she gained all the confidence she needed for life from it.
āI [also] model because when I was younger I used to get made fun of by the boys in my class,ā she shared in an Instagram video. āThey told me that I was too strong, that I looked manly, and that I was anorexic and looked like I was on steroids. Of course, that really bothered me, and I used to hate the way that I looked, which, looking back, it makes me feel really sad.”
Aly adds, “But thatās why Iām so proud to be in the SI Swim 2017 issue because at 22 years old I feel strong and beautiful in my own way and there is no perfect body type.ā
Aly, and boyfriend Colton Underwood, are pictured at multiple events this weekend at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival in Houston, Texas.
"I model…." with @womenirl @mj_day @si_swimsuit …. The video got cut off, at the end I say THERE IS NO PERFECT BODY TYPE IT IS 2017. Let's all take this opportunity to support one another and teach the younger generation to grow up feeling strong, powerful, beautiful, loving, caring, confident to believe that they can be ANYTHING they set their minds too. All women are beautiful and we all deserve (men & women) to grow up to believe that we can do anything we dream of. Let's keep that same mindset we had as a little kid. There was no dream that was too big, right?