The new Sports Illustrated issue is out and one of the cover girls is none other than plus sized model Ashley Graham. She’s the first size 16 model to cover an issue of Sports Illustrated, which is quite a feat. The modeling word is slowly changing and we have a list of 9 plus sized models who are making a serious impact.
9. Ashley Graham
As previously mentioned, Ashley Graham is the first size 16 model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but she’s been modeling for well over a decade. She’s appeared in Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Latina, as well as several Levi’s campaigns and advertisements for Lane Bryant. She also spends her time giving talks at high schools on body image and body acceptance.