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

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition First Plus Size Model
Courtesy of SWIMSUITSFORALL

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.