Ashley Graham isn’t just another gorgeous model in the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. The size-16 stunner is showing that sexy comes in every size.
Breaking the mold isn’t new for Ashley. The 28-year-old model has already starred in campaigns for Lane Bryant, designed lingerie with Addition Elle, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week’s first plus-size show, and given an incredible Ted Talk about body positivity. Now, Sports Illustrated is just another check on Ashley’s bucket list.
Sports Illustrated has featured “plus-sized models” before in Robin Lawley last year. However, Lawley is a size 12, making Ashley the largest sized model to ever be featured in the mag. Kind of a big deal.
Now, this isn’t the first time Ashley appeared in SI’s most famous issue. Last year, the model appeared in an ad for Swimsuits For all.
That was awesome and all, but this year, Ashley has a full-blown editorial part in the mag.
She took to Instagram to talk about her “dream come true.”
You can vote for Ashley to win the title of Rookie of the Year here, guaranteeing she will appear in next year’s SI swimsuit issue.
In the meantime, check out some more smoking photos of the beauty below.