Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition To Feature Plus Size Model For The First Time Ever
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Sports Illustrated is making a historical change this year by featuring plus size model Ashley Graham in its famous Swimsuit issue.
The 27-year-old beauty will grace the pages of the highly anticipated edition, but she won’t be in the official layout. Namely, Graham stars in an ad for the plus-size swimwear company, Swimsuits for All. However, Graham is optimistic and believes that things have started to change.
“I’m sure I’ll be in the actual magazine (someday). It’s just great that I’m in the magazine at all. Sports Illustrated has put their seal of approval (on me) just by putting the ad in.”
The ad is part of a revolutionary campaign, #CurvesinBikinis, that aims to promote curves and celebrate the beginnings of the ‘Curvy Girl Era.’ Finally, the campaign will definitely help women feel confident about their bodies and sexy in any swimwear.
Graham has always been very vocal about the need for media and society in general to accept curves and real-life women.
“I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.”