This is Ashley Graham. The name may sound familiar if you remember what happened with Sports Illustrated in February one year ago; she was featured as the first-ever “truly” plus-sized model in Sports Illustrated. Not as a model, but as an advertisement. In other words, close, but not quite.
Now, not only she’ll be featured in the magazine one year later in the Swimsuit Edition, but as an actual model!
Earlier today (2/09) she posted the photo above on Instagram along with:
It’s official – I’m a @si_swimsuit model!! This is a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves- our voices were heard and together we can help me win Rookie of the Year. Stay tuned for voting instructions #beautybeyondsize #siswim
Think about it, girls…what a time to be alive where all sizes are considered regular, and most importantly, sexy. It’s a milestone that should be celebrated.
To read more about Ashley, visit Today here.