Finally: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features A Plus-Size Model For The First Time (PHOTOS)

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Most of the time, the discourse about diversity in fashion and magazines is about the color of models‘ skin, with body shape and size often going overlooked. The norm is for pages to be riddled with tall, stick-thin women, whether they are black and white, but all is not lost—progress is being made.

Within its annual swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated will include among the typically size 2 models one that is a size 16, which is pretty major. This is not to say newly unveiled cover girl Hannah Davis isn’t beautiful, because of course she is…

But inside the issue, Ashley Graham is stealing the spotlight. With a portfolio of spreads in titles like GlamourHarper’s Bazaar, and ELLE, she can now add being the first-ever plus-size model in the issue.

She will appear in a campaign for “swimsuitsforall,” so it should be noted that this is…

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