In first time in history, Sports Illustrated magazine has put a plus size model on their swimsuit edition’s cover.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham will appear on one of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers.
Ashley Graham, the 28-year-old body positive activist from Nebraska will be featured on this year’s swimsuit issue.
“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages. But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers. They are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”
According to the magazine, the first time in 52 years that it is putting out three different Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers. So, apart from Ashley, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson also have their respective covers.