Aly Raisman has a message for victim blamers

by Wade Massey February 17, 2018, 0:19
Aly Raisman has a message for victim blamers

The 24-year-old model is reportedly the third African American woman to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in the publication's 54-year history.

Aly Raisman is using a nude photo shoot for Sports Illustrated's 2018 swimsuit issue to make a statement about abuse, female empowerment and other topics that are close to the Olympian's heart. Last year's cover model hit the beaches of Aruba to get some stunning shots for the 2018 issue of the magazine, and things got a little, shall we say, rocky.

Models who have appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the past include Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Christie Brinkley and Irina Shayk. Herrington commented on her new cover, saying that it was "the best day of my life". "I remember being told I was going to live in New York", Danielle said previous year after seeing her first photos in the magazine.

When the words 'Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition' are uttered, many women have the immediate response to suck in their stomachs and begin listing all the reasons why they could never pose in a bikini.

"Looking back, that probably should've been a moment when we Photoshop me on there", Upton giggled. Before pretty faces were landing on the Instagram discover page, they were luring followers through the pages of S.I.

"She's an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador". In the video, the 25-year-old model - who was decked in a huge tulle skirt minus any top - appeared to have narrowly avoided a mishap as she held a crew member's hand for her dear life.

Herrington said she hopes to continue to inspire young black girls the way Banks inspired her. "All the good things about her seemed to be magnified", she said. But she has accomplished a lot in her 10-plus years as a model.

"She owned every single second of her shoot", Day continued.

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