Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has returned for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The 22-year-old from Houston, Texas was the sixth woman to win an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. She also set an American record for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics in a single Olympic Games when she brought home four in 2016.
Biles made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2017 and returned in this year’s issue with a shoot from Puerto Vallarta to show off her athletic figure.
“I am thrilled to include the gold medal-winning, U.S. women’s gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles in this year’s Swimsuit issue,” said SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day when Biles and Raisman appeared in the 2017 issue. “Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today. Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments (lots and lots of Olympic gold medals between them), but strikingly sexy and beautiful in front of photographer James Macari’s lens. I love seeing them shine in an entirely different way in the Swimsuit issue and being able to share these gorgeous and powerful images with the world. These women, their beauty, and what they can achieve know no limits.”
For more photos of Simone Biles, check out the pictures below and be sure to head on over to Instagram and click follow to join the growing list of more than 3.3 million fans who can’t wait to see her next move.
Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio and has three siblings — Ashley, Tevin, and Adria. Biles was in and out of foster care as a child because her mother, Shanon Biles, was dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.