'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue To Feature First-Ever Plus-Size Model
If you don't already know model Ashley Graham, you should. Not only does she design her own lingerie (see: her Addition Elle look above), but she's walked at New York and London Fashion Week, covered major magazines, and once even starred in a Victoria's Secret ad that was deemed "too sexy for 2010 Super Bowl airtime." This week, though, comes another major milestone in Ashley's career: being the first plus-size model to make an appearance in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.
The mag will run a Swimsuitsforall ad featuring Ashley poolside in a black bikini–which you can buy right now!–and stilettos next to the campaign slogan, #curvesinbikinis. This is major, y'all (and the dude behind her knows it).
"I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too," she said in a statement for the campaign. "There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt." We couldn't agree more, girl. Peep the ad IRL in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, which hits stands February 9.