Aly looks fantastic in these beautiful and tasteful photos. In an exclusive sneak peak on ESPN.com, Aly talks about body issues and learning to embrace her imperfections. Aly is the third gymnast to be featured in this issue, her teammate Alicia Sacramone (now Quinn) showed her body for the 2012 issue and Olympic All-around bronze medalist, Danell Leyva showed his chiseled form on the rings for the magazine in 2013. Aly also divulges a moment of clumsiness. Here are some quotes from the woman of the hour:
"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."
"That's when I'm most comfortable: sweating in a gym, covered in chalk. I spend the majority of my days in a leotard. Most girls are used to wearing heels and dresses, and I'm used to being in a leotard with no makeup on. I love that. It's kind of all I've ever known."
"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."