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Meet Sports Illustrated’s First Ever Plus-Size Model

Ashley Graham, plus-size model

This is Ashley Graham, the first-ever plus-size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated. The 26-year-old Nebraskan is a size 16.

Ashley previously made headlines when she criticized Hollywood for labeling skinny ol’ Jennifer Lawrence as a ‘curvy’ role model, arguing that she’s tiny.

Ashley Graham

Here is exactly what she said in her interview with The Edit:

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.

After being shunned by Hollywood for decades, big but not necessarily obese women are finally getting the break they’ve been fighting for. The move by Sports Illustrated to feature plus-size Ashley in its annual swimsuit edition is viewed as a game changer within media.

Most men like their women tight and fit, but some brothers like them thick and curvaceous. Which camp do you fall in?

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