Sports Illustrated Made History With Its First Ever Plus Size Cover Model

by N/A, 6 years ago | N/A

Ashley Graham is about to be everywhere. 

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You may have heard of Ashley Graham before.

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If not, you're about to. 

The 28-year-old model has worked for brands like Addition Elle and Lane Bryant.

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You might remember her from this banned Lane Bryant commercial

Aside from being a successful model and outspoken body positivity activist, Graham is now the first plus size model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. 

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The Lincoln, Nebraska native is also up for SI's Rookie of the Year.

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Graham is joined by fellow model Hailey Clauson and UFC champion Ronda Rousey who also got covers of the swimsuit issue this year. 

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"All three women are beautiful, sexy and strong," said SI's Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day at the cover reveal event.

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This is a hugely uncharacteristic move for the magazine which usually chooses models with typical model proportions. 

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Graham is headed out on a press tour of the swimsuit issue, which will definitely help spread her message that beauty exists at every size. 

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