She seemed to have an explanation for her rapid transformation as many of her fans have wondered how she went from zero to a hundred in a year.
By the end of the shoot, she says she counted 23 people in the room with her—no big thing.
I almost fell and put my hand down; it was stupid, I never make that mistake on the beam,' she said.
Aly is one of the women who have taken part in Sports Illustrated's In Her Own Words project, which sees the subjects posing with words of their choosing written across different parts of their bodies to reflect certain aspects of their identities.
I think it's just important to remember you have a voice and you deserve to be heard.
The days where women were ashamed of their bodies are now behind us.