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Size 16 Model Ashley Graham Stuns On Cover Of Sports Illustrated


Sports Illustrated is one of my favorite magazines in the world.  More and more sports magazines are continually highlight super strong body types (that are not considered “athletic”) let us not forget the ESPN Mag Body Issue including the incredible feature in Amanda Bingson that I fell in love with last summer.

This time Sports Illustrated took it a step further. One of the most coveted issues of the year is the swimsuit issue. (side note: as a teenager I had a subscription to SI and honestly this was my least favorite issue–but I get it, the demographic is largely male so I had to deal)

The swimsuit issue is usually graced by a very stunning, size zero model in a very uh, revealing swimsuit with sand and water everywhere creating a super sexy look.


This year’s swimsuit issue is drastically different when it comes to body figure but is not at all different when it comes to the sexy factor. It features body positive model Ashley Graham in all of her size 16 glory front and center of the iconic magazine. Graham, who has been modeling for years with top agencies such a Ford even created own lingerie line for curvy women. Last year she made headlines for simply being in an ad in the magazine. Sports Illustrated must have saw the potential because they brought her back to take the cover.


Graham gracing the cover of the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated is a big deal. For me personally who never even considered that a woman who wasn’t rail thin could grace the cover of such a prestigious magazine. This is another step in the right direction to make all bodies be recognized as normal and beautiful! Thank you Sports Illustrated for not only being a fantastic, thought provoking magazine that continues to break barriers for women of all sizes.

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Did you see the cover of the Swimsuit Issue? What did you think?



Tuesday 1st of March 2016

That woman is gorgeous. I don't care what size she is. Not all women have the structure to be 110 pounds sopping wet. Yay SI for embracing all body shapes!


Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Yes, yes, yes! Could not agree more. I actually just read the SI issue last night, and had the same thought.. I was so glad to see Ashley Graham throughout the issue and thought that she looked beautiful! The media has been taking steps in the right direction in terms of showcasing different body types, and I think that it can only improve the body image issues that so many women and young girls have. It's great!


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

She looks amazing and I think it's a step in the right direction to have her on the cover. Now, the idea is a swimsuit issue just for the sake of a bunch of models in very little clothing...that might be a post for you another time! (And by the way my husband totally shared an article about this cover on FB. He's a fan.)


Tuesday 16th of February 2016

She looked awesome and I am glad they are changing things up. I think people want to see whats real more and more these days.

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Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Wow! This is groundbreaking and I'm excited for where this might take the industry. Ashley is beautiful!