The First Plus-Size Model in Sports Illustrated is an Ad

It's about time. The 2015 edition of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition will feature a plus-size model for the first time in its history. 

Unfortunately, there's a catch. Ashley Graham, best known as a lingerie model for Lane Bryant, will grace the pages of the swimsuit edition in an advertisement, not in a feature or on the cover. 

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The bombshell posed for a sexy campaign for SwimSuitsForAll, the online retailer who turned the hashtag #CurvesInBikinis into an amazing, body-loving movement. The glamorous snapshot features Graham posed seductively in a black string bikini. Her gorgeous curves send a businessman (in full suit, no less!) flying into the swimming pool in awe.

While this is certainly a huge step in the right direction, we'd love to see Sports lllustrated Swimsuit Edition feature more models with diverse body types in future editions. Check out SwimSuitsForAll's video below!

SEE: Plus-size model Denise Bidot helps raise body image awareness.