Ally Raisman shot a nude but very tasteful video for ESPN’s famous Body Issue. Debuting in 2009, the Body issue features interviews and world class nude photography. Previous issues have featured swimming champions Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps as well as tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
Raisman exposed more than just her skin in the interview, sharing personal details about herself as well. For instance, Raisman is messy:
Outside the gym, I’m super messy. In the gym, everything has to be perfect. All the girls at training camp fight over who doesn’t have to room with me because I’m so messy… I’ve been rooming with Gabby a lot, and Gabby will get so annoyed with me.
Most surprisingly, Raisman is also clumsy:
I totally pulled a Jennifer Lawrence. A lot of the Olympians went to the Golden Globes, and I was walking down the stairs and I totally tumbled down the stairs in front of all the male Olympians. I’m really clumsy. I can do anything on a 4-inch-wide beam, but when I walk down the street in sneakers, I’ll trip and fall on my face.
She once had issues with her muscles (!) which look pretty awesome to me…
I think imperfection is beauty. Instead of being insecure about my muscles, I’ve learned to love them. I don’t even think of it as a flaw anymore because it’s made me into the athlete that I am.
Raisman performed her gold winning floor exercise at the 2012 London Olympics to Hava Nagila, dedicating her floor exercise program to the 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich games in Germany.
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