Aly Rasiman has inspired and empowered countless girls as an Olympic gymnast -- but will she use politics as her next platform?
ET spoke with the 23-year-old gymnast at 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party in New York City on Wednesday, where she opened up about whether she's consider a career in politics.
"It's really crazy because I've had a lot of people come up to me and tell me [that I should pursue politics] and my brother tells me that too," she said. "I'm very honored, but I don't k now enough at all right now."
"But I had a lot of people at the airport come up to me, so I don't know. I'm very humbled by it and I really appreciate all this support," she added.
"I did not expect all the support I've gotten, so I thank everyone for all the support. It was a very last minute decision, and in that moment, I was really, really strong. But I don't want people to think it was easy for me. After I finished, I felt awful. I was exhausted. I felt sick, but I'm so glad that I did it," Raisman told ET. "I've realized that we are an army of survivors, and there's also an army of people, if if they haven't said the words, Me Too, they're still supporting us."
"We have to continue talking about it and make it so it is not tolerated. Instead of victim shaming or instead of shaming people for what they wear, lets shame and blame the abusers cause they're the ones that are wrong," she added.
Raisman, who posed nude for Sports Illustrated's In Her Own Words section, chose powerful words and phrases like, "Women do not have to be modest to be respected," to be written across her body.