We recently told you how Sports Illustrated was changing up its swimsuit issue. Not only was Ashley Graham going to be the first plus-size “rookie model” featured on the inside pages of the annual swim mag, but Swimsuits For All would get THREE ads inside, showcasing three different women with beautiful curves.
But Graham just got a big surprise from the people at Sports Illustrated: they put her on the cover, and she didn’t even know it was going to happen. As you can see, she was VERY happy about it:
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You can’t blame her, because this is huge. She’s the first size 16 model to ever appear on the cover. And that cover? Phenomenal.
You have to give props to the brand – it hasn’t always been the most diverse or inclusive, but it is taking some much needed steps in the right direction. This is only the beginning.