In the world of gymnastics, there is no shortage of women who are beautiful. But when you break it down, two women stand out above the rest. Both hailing from the United States, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney are the two sexiest women to ever step into a leotard.
A fact that we're going to absolutely prove for you below. Even if some of the photos that show off their appeal, feature them wearing even less than a leotard! Maroney is sure to turn your head with her various assets, all of which she is more than comfortable putting on ample display for her fans.
That's not to say that Raisman isn't just as appealing though, and we have the photos - including her seductive shoot with sports illustrated - that really puts the entire thing into question. At the end of the day, only one gymnast has earned the spot and garnered 8 photos on our list, in contrast to 7.
While we can't know for sure if you're going to agree with us, we are sure you're going to love forming your opinion. Aly Raisman Vs McKayla Maroney: Who Is The Hottest Gymnast Ever?
15 McKayla Maroney - Doing Halloween Right
When it comes to fun nights of the year, how do you not love Halloween? You get to dress up with your friends. You probably are going to end up getting your drink on. And there is also no shortage of beautiful women walking around wearing little to no clothing, something that you might just happen to be a fan of.
And if that's the case, we're sure you must be a huge fan of getting to check out one of the outfits that McKayla Maroney wore one past Halloween. Judging by the collar around her neck, we're guessing Maroney was wanting to dress up as a dog. We aren't too sure why the revealing top was also necessary, but we do know we sure as heck aren't complaining about it!
14 Aly Raisman - Proves Why We Love The Splits
Aly Raisman must spend a large portion of her life living in clothes that she wears at the gym. Granted when your body looks as amazing in workout clothes as Raisman's does, that's probably not such a bad thing! While Raisman has aspirations in her athletic world, she has also opened up in the past about her desire to move into the fashion world
"When I'm older, I want to have my own workout clothes line, like leggings and cut jackets in bright and fun colors."
Let's just hope that if she does end up with her own line, that she also helps model it!
13 McKayla Maroney - Can Also Do The Splits
When looking at the above photo, you may find yourself captivated by how amazing McKayla Maroney looks when showing off her flexibility in some yoga pants. And while the life of an Olympic gymnast means plenty of time working out, for Maroney you may be surprised to hear that things haven't always been the healthiest for her
"I would be training for seven hours and by the time it hit 8 o’clock I’d be almost passing out and I’d be like, 'Wow, good thing I didn’t eat, I feel so light right now.' And I didn’t think that was messed up at all because nobody was saying that. They’d agree, 'Yes, you’re looking skinnier. Good job,'" said Maroney when talking about how she felt working out following the 2012 Olympics.
12 Aly Raisman - In The Gym
Aly Raisman definitely needs to put plenty of time in the gym in order to help make sure she is meeting her own high expectations. And while we aren't too sure if she's going to be returning for the 2020 games, we are sure that she looks tremendous in the photo and pose that we have selected for you above.
When talking about her drive for success, Raisman said
"I just stay focused and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do....working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated."
We're sure if Raisman's career path deviates away from gymnastics in the future that you'll still enjoy checking her out.
11 McKayla Maroney - Puts Assets On Display For Instagram
There is no arguing that McKayla Maroney came into the public eye due to her gymnastic ability. But if she hopes to stay there, it's her newfound talent in the music world that she is hoping keeps her.
"Sometimes it’s the thing that you need to let go that’s really holding you back from being healthy. I’m just ready to put my worth and value into something else, and I’m ready to be excited about something else," said Maroney when talking about the transition from athletics to music.
In another interview, Maroney also admitted
"Music for me is something that's healing and [makes me] feel so happy. I think people [will] see that and they're going to hear that in my music."
10 Aly Raisman - Showing Off For Sports Illustrated
Aly Raisman may look tremendous when she's performing, but she also looks unbelievable when she stripped down and got into some of her best poses for Sports Illustrated this year. The photos definitely help make it abundantly clear that Raisman should be feeling confident about her body.
When talking about the photos, Raisman said
“It was very weird because at the shoot I wasn’t nervous because I felt so comfortable. It’s an incredible feeling to feel so confident and comfortable and to know that I have insecurities just like everyone else.”
Raisman went on to say, "Doing the shoot, I was like, ‘This is the day where I’m not gonna worry; I’m not gonna be insecure. I’m gonna have fun.’ And it was seriously one of the best days of my life.”
9 McKayla Maroney - Loving The Swimsuit
McKayla Maroney may leave little to the imagination when she is performing. Heck she leaves little to the imagination when she is just going out for a walk around town or out to party it up.
So perhaps you aren't too stunned to learn that it is also clearly the case when Maroney decides to throw on a swimsuit and head to the beach. Maroney shared the photo on her Instagram account which currently boasts around 1.6 million followers.
Though after knowing that she puts up revealing photos like this, we wouldn't be surprised if that number goes up!
The summer may be ending, but we hope this is far from the last time we get to check Maroney out in a swimsuit.
8 Aly Raisman - Looking Great When In Motion
Aly Raisman is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in the history of the United States. Which may be why it is only natural that she has been asked in the past (we're sure on multiple occasions) on if she may be interested in moving towards the world of coaching.
But for Raisman, she has set her sights on different goals
"I don't see myself coaching gymnastics. I see myself involved in the sport in the future but involved in other things as well."
We're sure that the dedication that she needed to show in order to make it to the Olympics will bode well for her in the other areas of her life that she becomes passionate about.
7 McKayla Maroney - Mirror Selfie In Lace Crop Top
McKayla Maroney is definitely comfortable showing off her body. The above photo that helps highlight her outstanding abs may make her comment on what her favorite outfit all the more apparent.
"I really like crop tops. I like how you can dress them up or down, with jeans or a skirt and heels. I like to be showy and cute. I don't want to just be in a jacket and pants and boots."
Maroney is definitely showing off her good looks in that photo! The photo was shared on her Instagram account way back in March 2016, but for fans of Maroney, it definitely isn't a photo that they are going to be forgetting anytime soon.
6 Aly Raisman - Dropping Your Jaw On Dancing With The Stars
Aly Raisman may be used to rocking out as a gymnast, but she put her dancing skills to the test when she appeared on the series Dancing With The Stars. It's clear her coordination transferred over as Raisman ended up placing 4th.
This meant that Raisman got to dance in the season finale and had a shot at winning it all. When talking about her experience with the series and any potential nerves she may feel, Raisman said
"Definitely not as nervous as I was for the Olympics. This is just for fun! It's the first time in my life that I am doing something different so I'd honestly rather enjoy it than anything else."
It's clear that along with enjoying herself, that Raisman looks stunning!
5 McKayla Maroney - Denying Getting Work Done
McKayla Maroney has several photos of her online that feature her wearing little to no clothing. Which means certain assets, such as her chest, tend to be highlighted. But when accusations of plastic surgery start flying McKayla's way, it's her lips that tend to get the brunt of the attention
"Basically, I'm wearing lip liner," said McKayla when describing the photo on the right. But if you have some nasty words to throw her way, she won't be paying attention
"I don't read comments. People on social media are definitely mean and they'll say some stuff that will catch you off-guard. The best thing is to just know that you are good enough … and you really don't need to fit in. Fitting in is overrated. It's so amazing to be different and special and the most important thing is to feel good about who you are."
4 Aly Raisman - Promoting A Drink While Looking Good
Part of the appeal of being a celebrity may be the fact that you get the opportunity to promote different products that you're passionate about. Especially when in Raisman's case, she had been loving Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice for years prior to them asking her to come on as a sponsor.
"It’s become an important part of my daily routine. I drink Cheribundi after workouts and before bed which helps with recovery and sleep," said Raisman when talking about the product.
Call us crazy, but something tells us you might also be interested in going and picking up a bottle! Or at the very least, are a much bigger fan of the company after they put Raisman in that outfit for their promotion.
3 McKayla Maroney - That Pout Though
McKayla Maroney may be known for her athletic talents, but she is also clearly not afraid to let the world check her out wearing clothing that helps highlight her body. But Maroney is no stranger to people criticizing her, both for her appearance and her personality.
When talking about her haters, Maroney said
"You have to stay true to yourself and where you're coming from, and sometimes people see you in a different light, but you have to take it in and try and be positive about anything."
That is definitely an inspiring attitude for Maroney to have and well worth keeping in mind for when haters start throwing shade at her.
2 Aly Raisman - Doing The Splits For A Promo
Fans of Raisman probably aren't going to get tired of Aly Raisman showing off her flexibility. Especially because she tends to do so wearing outfits that help highlight her fantastic muscles and good looks.
One person, however, that isn't quite as agile at doing the splits as Raisman? Former President Barack Obama.
“He wasn’t very good at it, so it wasn’t that nerve-wracking because he couldn’t really do it. But it’s OK. He gets an "A" for effort. We just told him 'good job'" said Raisman when describing her interaction with the former Commander in Chief.
We're sure you'd much rather see Raisman do it than Obama!
1 McKayla Maroney - Doing The Splits In Leotard
McKayla looks tremendous when she is stepping away from the gymnast mat, but there's no way we couldn't also include a photo of her wearing her unbelievably sexy leotard? When talking about her good looks, Maroney admitted that she has a bit of a competitive streak
"In gymnastics, everything is a competition. You want to have your hair look the best and your makeup look the best. You want to be the best, and you want to have the prettiest leotard."
There's little arguing that Maroney looks gorgeous throughout this list, but so does Raisman. One thing is clear though, Maroney may not take too kindly to hear you say you think Raisman looks hotter in a leotard!