Genie Bouchard texted her dad about her 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit photos

Genie Bouchard texted her dad about her 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit photos

While Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has made her second consecutive appearance in this year's issue, American Sloane Stephens made her debut after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open last year.

This month, the 23-year-old gold-medal victor appears stripped down as part of a #MeToo-inspired photo shoot for the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Posing for a half-naked photoshoot is always a little precarious, but things went terrifyingly wrong for Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton when she was shooting for the magazine in Aruba. It's not just because there's going to be plenty of scantily-clad models plastered across each page (although that's part of the reason for its evergreen appeal); no, we can thank barrier-breaking models Ashley Graham and Danielle Herrington for our eagerness to celebrate the 2018 issue. The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover will also be revealed online.

"The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is making headlines with their "#MeToo" theme, despite having the models pose nude, and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation is calling on retailers to act: "pull the magazines off the racks. "This is my first cover ever and I am beyond speechless!" "I can't wait for everyone to see it". Danielle also makes history with this shoot, as she is only the third black woman to make the cover since the franchise's foundation in 1964. "I put in so much work", she shared.

"She's an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador".

Taylor Ballantyne
Taylor Ballantyne

Raisman posed for Sports Illustrated in athletic-themed swimwear a year ago. This time, the photos shot in Aruba are even more eye-popping than those that appeared a year ago in her SI debut.

SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day has described Danielle as an "exemplary model" and is excited to see where her career goes next. She was uninjured and mostly unperturbed by the incident, but things could have been a lot worse if her fall hadn't been slowed by the man who had hold of her hand.

According to People, the gymnast and survivor hopes to use the "In Her Own Words" platform to be an agent of change both in the gymnastics world and beyond.

"I felt like I was laughing in the face of death", she tells the magazine.

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