Ashley Graham Is Making History In the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Again
Ashley Graham stands with real women of various sizes for an SI Swimsuit Issue ad that features non-models for the first time.
Last year, Ashley Graham debuted her swimsuit collection for the body-positive brand, Swimsuits For All. Now, she's partnered with them once again to star in an ad for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue-sharing the spotlight with non-models for the first time in the magazine's history. (Graham also made history last year as the first size 16 model to be featured on a SI Swimsuit Issue cover.)
The ad was shot in Puerto Rico, and featured local women of all different sizes and ages. "I was so excited to shoot with local women for this shoot, non-models who represent all different body shapes, proving that everyone can look gorgeous in my swimsuits," Graham told People.
On top of being featured in the ad, Graham worked with Swimsuits For All to create a swimsuit collection that is more inclusive and diverse than ever before.
"We're continuing to shift perceptions of beauty and encouraging more inclusivity in the fashion industry," Graham said. "I'm proud that my collection is the first to offer sizes 6 through 22, and I cannot wait to see even more ladies rock these sexy suits!"