United States women’s national team star Alex Morgan has posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue three separate times.
Morgan, now 32, posed for the iconic swimsuit issue in 2012, 2014 and 2019. Following her 2019 photoshoot, Morgan opened up about how she was getting more comfortable in front of the camera.
“I think that I’ve definitely grown into this side of myself and being able to really show off my personality and my style off the field. I have dedicated a lot of my life to soccer, but I am in no way defined by what I do. And so, in that, I am more than just a soccer player and I’m so happy taking advantage of opportunities off the field,” Morgan told Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
Morgan was one of several United States women’s national team stars to pose for the 2019 issue. She was joined in the issue by Abby Dahlkemper, Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn.
“When MJ (Day) presented me with the idea and the platform to be able to co-produce this portion of the shoot, I was just so honored and excited and I felt like it was important to really show the diversity of this team, as well as show the youth and the experienced players,” Morgan added.
Morgan has shared some of her favorite Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos on Instagram.
Morgan joked about her figure while pregnant with her first child back in 2019.
Take me back to that body jk I love pregnancy 🤪 https://t.co/UeKRSQP1gh
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) November 11, 2019
The 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, meanwhile, hit newsstands earlier this summer.
The 2021 edition of the popular magazine featured another notable athlete in Naomi Osaka. Photos from the 2021 issue can be seen here.