Plus-size model Ashley Graham not only SI model, she’s also a cover girl
Plus-size model Ashley Graham not only is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, but now she’s also a cover girl.
Graham announced last week that she would be featured in SI’s swimsuit issue, saying fans "stood up for curves." And on Saturday, it was revealed that Graham would grace one of three covers of the issue, along with Ronda Rousey and Hailey Clauson.
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— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 14, 2016
Graham, who appeared in an ad in last year’s issue, is one of five rookie models in the upcoming mag, which hits newsstands next week. Her appearance and her cover are being hailed as a move to include women with different body types. Last year Robyn Lawley became the first plus-size model to appear in the swimsuit issue.
— Lane Bryant (@lanebryant) February 14, 2016
Truly speechless!!! This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank you so much to the entire @si_swimsuit team! I'm so excited to be a part of your family. I love you all!!! #siswim #beautybeyondsize
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Graham was completely overwhelmed when her cover was revealed while she was on stage live on TV.
— TBS Network (@TBSNetwork) February 14, 2016
"I’m so honored, I’m shaking. I’m sorry I just took the mic out of your hand!" she said to co-host Nick Cannon. "I’m gonna take over!"
It was almost as priceless as her reaction when she learned she’d be featured in the magazine.