It’s Here: Ashley Graham Makes History As First Size 16 Model To Be On The Cover Of ‘Sports Illustrated’
Model and activist Ashley Graham has just made history as the first size-16 model to make the cover of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition.
It’s certainly taken long enough for a woman of her (totally normal) size has made the cover of this magazine. She is looking amazing if I may say so myself.
Graham said about her cover and her experience:
“Girls who are insecure about their bodies, girls who feel fat, girls who have cellulite, girls who have stretch marks on their body — those are all the things that I had as a kid and I never had a woman like me growing up to look at. I had my mother and that’s one thing, but to have somebody who has cellulite, who has things that jiggle, who has back fat and talk about how you can be an overcomer and not let society take you down for all of that. That’s real.”
Here is a pretty badass promo video:
I hope no one calls her “brave” for doing this though. It’s not brave, it’s about time and it’s about time it’s normal and de rigueur.