Genie Bouchard returns as 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

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Check out Herrington learning the news from Banks below and pick up the SI Swimsuit issue when it his newsstands on Wednesday, February 14 - Valentine's Day. As it turns out, she's come pretty far since then, so far that she impressed the magazine's editors. The magazine is making history in another way with their latest issue featuring Danielle Herrington as this year's cover model for the highly coveted swimsuit issue.

Her first big photo shoot was for the magazine's swimsuit issue past year as part of the "rookie" class. SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day called Herrington a "natural brand ambassador".

Unlike last year's edition, Raisman is posing nude this time around, with phrases "trust yourself", "live for you" and "abuse is never okay" inked on her body. Since Nassar's sentencing of up to 175 years in prison, Aly has been doing everything in her power to speak her truth.

Following the announcement she made her first appearance on "Good Morning America" where she shared how she was "in tears" when she got the news.

The 25-year-old, who rocketed to global stardom thanks to her fabulous curves, was standing on a large rock in the middle of a the beach when things turned sour.

SI debuted the cover earlier on Tuesday (Feb. 13).

However, she joins an impressive pair of women who also boast the accolade: Beyonce appeared on the cover in 2007, while supermodel Tyra Banks was the cover star in both 1996 and 1997. Also on the list is 19-year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook, who's mom Christie Brinkley was actually on the first cover of the mag in 1979. "The first word I wrote on my body was 'worthy, ' which means 'having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way.' I genuinely believe that we are ALL worthy of feeling this way regardless of the way we look".

Those three facts create apparent contradictions, but Raisman, one of more than 200 women who have publicly come forward with stories of abuse at the hands of U.S. gymnastics molester Larry Nassar, has taken power away from Nassar and men like him.

"Going through a hard time does not define you", Raisman told SI Swim in an interview.

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