See Why EVERYONE Is Talking About Sports Illustrated’s New Bikini Model

See Why EVERYONE Is Talking About Sports Illustrated’s New Bikini Model

28-Yr old brunette model, Ashley Graham, announced the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday….alongside a photo of her in a purple two-piece swimsuit. The announcement that she is going to be a FIRST, for Sports Illustrated.

Ashley Graham is the first plus size woman to be featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

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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

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Confidence is my golden rule. Have you seen my new #SwimSexy campaign with @swimsuitsforall in @SI_Swimsuit?

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Though Graham was featured in an advertisement for SI last year, this is the first time she will appear in the actual issue.

She is one of several swimsuit rookies vying to be named “Rookie of the Year,” an award that Kelly Rohrbach took home last year.

Good for her, good luck!

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