Ashley Graham Makes History As First Plus-Size Model To Feature In Sports Illustrated
Model Ashley Graham has set tongues wagging and worked her way into the history books by becoming the first plus-size model to feature in Sports Illustrated magazine.
The 26-year-old model shines in a new campaign for swimwear brand swimsuitsforall, which was chosen for the pages of the publication’s iconic Swimsuit Issue.
Experts are praising the campaign as marking an important milestone for both Sports Illustrated and the fashion industry as a whole, which has come under pressure from critics recently for its alleged discrimination of plus size women.
‘I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,’ the size 16 model said of the campaign.
Ashley’s career includes spreads for high-end fashion magazines including Glamour, Latina, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She is no stranger to working in an environment where ultra thin models are the norm.
Swimsuitsforall are launching a social media initiative where girls can tag #CurvesinBikinis, to show off their curves with pride.