Sports Illustrated is ‘finally’ featuring a plus-size model in the mag, Ashley Graham, a size-16 beauty, appeared in an ad for ‘Swimsuits For All’, an online swimwear retailer that caters to plus-size women.
Turns out there is a “plus-size” model but she’s “featured” in the editorial pages of the SI Swimsuit Issue. The beauty is Robyn Lawley! Lawley, a 25-year-old Australian native who is featured the issue’s ‘Rookies’ section, wearing a tiny tangerine and snakeprint bikini that shows off her curves.
FYI, the larger fashion and swimwear industry considers size 10 a “plus” range, Lawley is an average and healthy size for women in the U.S. Jeez!
This year’s coveted swimsuit cover belongs to Hannah Davis posing a barely-there black crochet bikini, in what could be one of the mag’s sexiest shots of all time. By including models that allow for a more comprehensive idea of sexy, SI may have solidified this edition as the best swimsuit issue ever.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue goes on sale February 9th.
Beauty and sexy come in all sizes, time to celebrate it!