Sports Illustrated’s first plus-size swimsuit model isn’t who you think it is.
This year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is showing of its curves, boasting that this year’s models will be the first to grace its pages. But which model is THE first? Many have been saying Ashley Graham (above), but she’s actually in a paid advertisement for Swimsuits For All… so technically she doesn’t count.
The actual first plus-size model to be included in a Sports Illustrated layout is Robyn Lawley (right, and below), considered to be one of the first plus-size supermodels. If you look at her body of work (pun intended) I think that we’re going to have to redefine the term. She’s a size-12.
Here’s her Sports Illustrated introduction video for you to check out.