Meet Ashley Graham, Sports Illustrated’s First Ever Plus-Size Model

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This is 26-year-old Ashley Graham from Nebraska, and she’s just become Sports Illustrated’s first ever size-16 swimsuit model.

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The bombshell is starring in the first ever plus-size ad campaign to feature in the annual swimwear edition, and they’ve called it #CurvesinBikinis.

Ashley has previously made headlines by criticising Hollywood for using Jennifer Lawrence as a ‘curvy’ role model in an interview with the The Edit.

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Ashley said:

Jennifer Lawrence is the media’s poster girl for curves — she’s tiny. There needs to be more education in schools, because that’s where eating disorders start. It’s not just about being healthy; it’s also about loving who you are.

The move by the famous magazine to use plus-size models in its annual swimsuit edition is being seen as a game changer within the industry

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Not sure why though, curvy girls have been around for a while?

[via USA TODAY]

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