10 Times Aly Raisman Gave Us #Goals
Get to Know Superstar Aly Raisman
If you have tuned in to the past two summer Olympic games, you have heard of Alexandra ‘Aly’ Raisman. The decorated American Olympian was a member of the 2012 “Fierce Five” at the London summer games and 2016 “Final Five” in Rio. The gymnast has taken home Olympic medals for individual floor and beam exercises and more recently, the team gold medal at the 2016 Rio summer games. On and off of the mat, Aly Rasiman has been a role model for #AlyceGirls everywhere. Here is a list of 10 times that Aly Raisman gave us #goals.
She helped the USA win Gold:
Raisman was one of the five competing gymnasts on the Team All-Around Final at last year’s summer Olympics. The group competed at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 9, 2016 and brought home the gold for Team USA.
She helped Team USA win a historic number of medals:
In the 2016 Rio games, the Final Five won a historic number of medals. The Final Five’s title was the first time any U.S. team had won back-to-back golds. Aly won her fourth, fifth and sixth medals in Rio – bringing her up to speed as one of the most decorated gymnasts, ever.
The time she casually competed on DWTS:
When she wasn’t dancing on the compeition mat, this Olympian danced on our small screens. Raisman competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2013, co-partnering with Mark Ballas. The duo ultimately ended up coming in 4th place.
She stood up for body positivity:
Aly is no stranger to bullying. She has spoken out about being subjected to cruelty from the other kids at school that ridiculed her muscles and body type. She has said that boys made fun of her for being “too muscular”. Using these muscles, Aly went on to be one of the best gymnasts in the world. Aly explained on her personal Instagram, attributing the post to the #PerfectNever campaign.
She knows a thing or two about dressing up:
ALYCE Girls know a thing or two about formal wear. Aly and her teammates gave us all the dress goals we needed as they headed off to the CMA awards last fall. Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016. Friends that dress up together, stay together? Shop the Alyce Paris newest collection here to find your glamour dress, too.
She is a designer:
Spending all this time in the gym led Aly down an unlikely path. The gymnast launched a line of leotards with GK Elite. The range is fit for gymnasts of all ages.
She loves fashion & Chuck Bass (just like the rest of us):
Aly proclaimed to US weekly her love for fashion, shopping, and binge watching Gossip Girl. She sounds just like the rest of us!
She has worked with Pandora:
Raisman is a self-proclaimed fashionista. The style guru has endorsed the jewelry powerhouse Pandora in the past in a formal deal.
She threw the first pitch for the Red Sox:
The athlete threw out the ceremonial first pitch for hometown team Boston Red Sox last summer. Aly is a Massachusetts native.
She rocked Lip Sync Battle:
Olivia Munn, Aly Raisman & Simone Biles Performs ‘Cheap Thrills’ on Lip Sync Battle in Fall of 2016. How good is her Sia impression!?
Whether you are a gymnast or not, girls everywhere should get to know this rising star. Far after she chooses to stop competing, this 22 year old will continue to shine as a designer, activist and role model. We are excited to see what the future holds for her and the rest of the Women’s Olympic team!