Ashley Graham is the first plus-sized model to be featured in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The 27-year-old stunner is a size 16 and making history in a sexy black bikini by swimsuitforall. The #curvesinbikini campaign was started by swimsuitsforall, an online bikini company for curvy and plus-sized women.
Moshe Laniado, CEO & President of swimsuitsforall said in a statement, "There is no better way to celebrate and show off than by donning a bikini. When the #CurvesinBikinis ad in Sports Illustrated is released, the world will be watching and they'll like what they see."
The campaign is changing the way women's bodies are perceived in the media in a positive direction. Most women in everyday life aren't stick thin, and now its becoming a trend to flaunt your curves instead of hiding them.
In light of the new campaign, I hope more women will feel empowered to feel beautiful in their own skin. No matter if you're a size 0 or size 16, you should love and appreciate the body you have and rock that bikini!
1.)Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features First Plus-Size Model, Size-16 Beauty Ashley Graham—See the Pic! By ALYSSA TOOMEY. E News. Retrieved Feb. 4th, 2015.