Bouchard, who is joined by fellow tennis player Sloane Stephens in this years shoot, gained plenty of attention on Tuesday when she posted one of the pictures to her social media.
As you may recall, Tyra Banks was the first woman of color to grace the cover as she posed alongside Valeria Mazza in 1996. In true America's Next Top Model fashion, the legendary model shared Herrington's cover image with her in a dramatic way, and the women broke down in tears in their excitement. Her first big break was last year when she became a Sports Illustrated Rookie for their swimsuit issue last year.
The cast is made up of five mothers, five world-famous athletes, four published authors, two plus-size women, an all-female crew, and features the third black woman ever to appear on the cover since the annual issue launched in 1964. She then spent 25 years as a Covergirl, performing on Broadway, and now has her own skin care line, [UNKNOWN] label. Banks appeared on back-to-back covers in 1996 and 1997, while Beyoncé did so in 2007. She said, "I love my body now". Indeed, it debuted a #MeToo-inspired photos just days before its cover.
In an apparent reference to the abuse the Needham native suffered at the hands of former USA Gymnastic team doctor Larry Nassar, Raisman also posed with the word "survivor" written across her collarbone and the phrase "abuse is never OK" painted on her side. Danielle was a shy girl, who went from taking her first photos last year to showing up this year a completely different person.
If you have to paint the word "human" on the very woman you're objectifying to prove that she is in fact a human, and not just an object for men's sexual pleasure, you're doing it wrong.
Alexandra Raisman tweeted: "Women do not need to be modest to be respected".