Ashley Graham Dubuts As Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model

Feb 15, 2016 at 10:49 am |

Changing The Industry One Spread At A Time

If you’re thinking you remember Ashley Graham from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition last year, you’re right, she was there. But last year Ashley was only in one of the magazine’s ads. This year things are official, and the plus-sized model is one of the issue’s stars: “Sports Illustrated S.I. Rookie #2.”

While Graham is not technically the first model in the issue’s history to be considered plus-sized, her inclusion marks a major shift in the magazine’s 52 years of featuring a very specific body type on its glossy, well-shared pages. And Graham isn’t the only one marking changes in the magazine’s history, another ad in its sun-soaked pages is pushing for another important amendment to today’s definition of beauty…

ashley graham in swimsuits for all ad

Credit: Instagram/@Swimsuitsforall

“Thank you everyone who stood up for curves.”

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