Plus size models are in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Being in the swimsuit issue is a big deal for any model’s career. People have wanted plus size representation in the issue for years. On Wednesday we learned that size 16 Ashley Graham will be heating up the issue in advertisement for swimwear brand Swimsuits For All. There is a video version of the print ad too. Both of them are pretty hot. I hope you check that out.
Now we also know that smaller plus size model Robin Lawley will actually be a rookie model with an actually spread in the issue. While some people are complaining about whether or not Robin Lawley is too small to be compared plus size, she is bigger than the rest of the models that are regularly shown in the issue. Hooray to both her and Ashley Graham for being in the magazine. I feel like these are baby steps in the right direction. Photos from here and here.