Curvaceous Ashley Graham to grace SI’s swimsuit issue, says fans ‘stood up for curves’

Model Ashley Graham is bringing a new body image to Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

Plus-size model Ashley Graham announced Tuesday that she will grace Sports Illustrated’s new swimsuit issue, saying fans "stood up for curves."

Graham, who appeared in an ad in last year’s issue, is one of five rookie models in the upcoming mag, which hits newsstands later this month.

Last year Robyn Lawley became the first plus-size model to appear in the swimsuit issue.

Check out SI for more on Ashley; the issue’s first reveal takes place on TNT after NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

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