It’s no surprise that U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman slayed on the world stage during the 2016 Summer Olympics — however, Raisman brought the heat yet again when she posed for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.
Posed in a black swimsuit, Yahoo says the 22-year-old gymnast felt empowered by the photos and the experience in general.
“I loved the photo shoot. It was such an empowering feeling to be so confident and happy with the way I looked,” she told Yahoo. “I work so hard for the body that I have and believe that all women should embrace how beautiful they are, no matter their body type.”
While Raisman seems to have the the self-confidence thing down, she shared that the key loving herself is pure happiness.
“When I’m happy, it doesn’t matter what other people think. What matters is that you look at yourself in the mirror and are happy with who you are as a person,” she told Yahoo. “If you’re a kind person, that’s far more important than being a certain size or number on the scale.”
We give that advice a perfect 10.