Aly Raisman poses nude for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

Aly Raisman appears nude in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which was revealed on Tuesday.

Sports Illustrated posted a video of the Olympic gold medalist discussing her photo shoot for the issue, which was an idea that she came up with. Without any clothing on, Raisman is seen posing in front of a white backdrop with words like "SURVIVOR" written across her chest.

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"One of the coolest things about this shoot is that we are our own directors, which never happens," she said in the clip. "You know, you get to a shoot and there's so many people on set, everyone's kind of telling you how to pose, how to go, what to do and then here it was so cool because we were in full control."

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Raisman was one of over 100 gymnasts who came forward with her story of being sexually abused by former physician Larry Nassar, whose alleged pattern of abuse landed him a prison sentence of 175 years last month.

"Everyone goes through really hard times and I've decided to be so honest about what I went through because the tough times are very hard to talk about and they are uncomfortable but they are equally as important in shaping us as the good times [are]," Raisman explained in the video. "Being able to put words on your body that mean something to you is something that I've never had the opportunity to do before and I'm very, very excited for people to see it."

Watch the clip below:

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