Simone Biles and Aly Raisman wowed Americans with their amazing gymnastic performances at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but fans may be surprised by their latest career move.
Simone, 19, came into her first Olympics as a frontrunner and took home four gold medals for her impeccable routines.
It was Aly's second trip to the Olympics. The 22-year-old has won a total of three gold medals in her Olympic career and took home a silver medal for her all-around performance in 2016.
The gymnasts became a household name following the games, and now they're taking on a whole new endeavor: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
People reports that America's sweethearts are stepping into new territory and stripping down for the iconic issue:
Sports Illustrated editor MJ Day said she is excited to be featuring such amazing athletes in the magazine:
“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.”
The “Final Five” members were an unusual pick for the swimsuit issue, as the magazine is known for featuring curvaceous models.
People are loving the decision.
Many took to Twitter to praise the magazine's choice to feature the powerful female athletes:
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition will drop next month, according to People.
The gold medalists have yet to comment on their modeling debut.