This is so cool!!
After keeping us on the edge of our seats the entire last week, and winning about 10,000 medals in the process, Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps, and Simone Biles are getting their due — the cover of Sports Illustrated!
OK, so, it wasn’t quite 10,000 medals, but between the three of them, Ledecky, Phelps, and Biles brought 14 Olympic medals to SI‘s photo shoot and turned in a truly star-studded cover shot (above)!!!
The trio was photographed by Simon Bruty, who opted to keep things simple, straightforward, and elegant for the athletic heroes — no gimmicks, just let the medals and the achievements lead the way!
Maybe the best part of the entire shoot, though, was the behind the scenes video that SI released, showing the three superstars interacting, having fun, and, oh yeah, arranging the medals around each others’ necks!
Ch-ch-check out their REALLY cool 360-degree BTS vid from the photo shoot (below)!!!
So much talent in one room!!
Congrats, you three — you have earned every second of the adulation and enjoyment you’re about to have when you get back home!!
As Leslie Jones might say, U-S-A, slay all day!!!
[Image via Sports Illustrated.]