Ashley Graham Makes History As First Plus-Size Model To Feature In Sports Illustrated

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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.

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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.

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 ‘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.

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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.

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