There’s no question of if Aly Raisman is an inspirational person, we can tell you that she 100% is — and she keeps on proving it with an amazing essay.
The Olympic gymnast wrote for Elle magazine about positivity in just not her body, but in life.
“I saw in an interview one time, someone said instead of picking myself apart in the mirror, which is what so many people do, I start the day by telling myself that I look good and to focus on being a good person, working hard, and being smart and that makes me feel more beautiful and more confident,” Aly writes for the glossy.
“When you feel confident in the kind of person you are, everything else falls into place.”
She adds, “But you can’t rely on someone else to make you feel confident. You have to figure it out from within. Sometimes people expect others to make them feel confident and there is so much pressure if you’re in a relationship [for] the other person has to make you feel confident, but you have to love yourself first before you can really be happy.”
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Aly is pictured below with teammate Laurie Hernandez and the other James E. Sullivan Award Finalists Kyle Snyder, Ginny Thrasher, Ashleigh Johnson and Lauren Carlini at the Empire State Building.
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.
“I [also] model because when I was younger I used to get made fun of by the boys in my class,” she shared in an Instagram video. “They 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 that’s why I’m 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.”
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.
Aly Raisman gets the support of her football player boyfriend Colton Underwood while walking the red carpet at the launch of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Thursday (February 16) at Center415 in New York City.
The 22-year-old Olympic gymnast is featured in the issue and she was joined at the event by fellow model Barbara Palvin.
Sailor Brinkley Cook also walked the red carpet with her mom, former cover model Christie Brinkley, and sister Alexa Ray Joel. The three ladies appear in the issue together!
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Aly Raisman poses for a cute photo with former football player and current baseball player Tim Tebow while attending ESPN The Party on Friday night (February 3) in Houston, Tex.
The 22-year-old gold medalist was joined by her brother Brett while checking out the party held during 2017 Super Bowl Weekend!
Also in attendance, totally slaying the carpet with her chic fashion, was model Chanel Iman.
We’ll be posting all the coverage of the Super Bowl parties this weekend, so make sure to keep checking back for more posts!
This Final Five reunion warmed our hearts in every way possible!
Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles all met up with each other at today’s (February 3) NFL Women’s Summit in Houston, Texas.
The three gold-medal winning gymnasts snapped a ton of pics together, which Gabby and Aly shared on their Instagram accounts.
“As I said during the panel we are not perfect but we make each other happy and we have fun together,” Aly captioned with one. “At the end of the day, that’s all that matters :) Thanks for having us and thanks for the continued support.”
Simone is also pictured below at several other events over the sports weekend.
The Final Five have made it to the 2017 Golden Globe Awards!
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian glammed up for the annual event, where they attended alongside Aly‘s boyfriend Colton Underwood and men’s gymanstics team member Danell Levya (not pictured).
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Madison joined Aly and Simone just after competing in her first UCLA meet along with Fierce Five member Kyla Ross. The two became the first Olympians with gold medals to compete collegiately.
FYI: Aly wore a gorgeous, custom Rita Vinieris gown. Madison wore a Faviana gown.
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman have a huge weekend ahead of them!
The two Final Five gymnasts, plus men’s team medalist Danell Leyva are headed to the 2017 Golden Globe Awards tomorrow!
Simone, Aly and Danell all hit up the Life is Good at GOLD MEETS GOLDEN Event in Los Angeles today (January 7) and his the gif booth together.
“How excited are we about going to the #goldenglobes tomorrow? You tell me,” Danell shared up on Twitter with the boomerang they made. Check it below!
FYI: Simone is also pictured below at her book signing in Philadelphia, Penn.
Aly Raisman is making her second red carpet debut with boyfriend Colton Underwood.
The athletic couple, who have been dating since last August, stepped out together for the Life is Good at GOLD MEETS GOLDEN Event in Los Angeles today (January 7).
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Just after the new year, Aly and Colton were spotted together at the Children’s Hospital in Peoria, Ill.
Together, the two helped to make a $10,000 donation raised from Underwood’s football camp and to visit some of the children in the Cystic Fibrosis clinic. Amazing!
FYI: Aly is wearing Kendra Scott earrings.