The Needham Olympic athlete was featured in the 2017 issue that highlighted size and body diversity.READ MORE: DA: Woman Arrested In South Shore Plaza Murder, Shooter Remains At-Large
“[You] surprise yourself how comfortable you are when you’re shooting,” the 22-year-old told People. “I felt so confident, so strong, so feminine, and it’s an incredible feeling, because I feel like a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do it.”READ MORE: 2 Firefighters Injured At Laundromat Fire In Dorchester
Raisman told interviewer and model Chrissy Teigen that even she has felt self-conscious about her body, specifically her “too muscular” arms. But the photoshoot helped.
MORE NEWS: Nor'easter Likely To Bring More Than 2 Feet Of Snow, Blizzard Conditions Saturday
“It’s so empowering to be out there and just, you have insecurities just like everyone else, your body’s not perfect, but you feel confident and beautiful,” Raisman says in the magazine.