In Honor of Simone Biles Returning to Gymnastics, Here Are Our 6 Favorite Photos From Puerto Vallarta

The Olympian was featured in the SI Swimsuit Issue in 2017 and ’19.
Simone Biles.

Simone Biles.

Simone Biles has announced her return to professional gymnastics, and in honor of the exciting moment, we are throwing it back to some of her best photos from her 2019 SI Swimsuit feature in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The two-time brand model made her debut in Houston with James Macari and returned two years later to work with photographer Walter Chin.

Biles is the winner of seven Olympic medals—four gold, one silver and two bronze—and is tied with Shannon Miller as the most decorated American gymnast in history. The 26-year-old is also a strong advocate for mental health and partners with activewear brand ATHLETA.

Below are six of our favorite photos from her 2019 SI Swimsuit feature.


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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.