Plus Size Model Ashley Graham Makes Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Swimsuit Issue (Sort Of)
Plus sized model Ashley Graham is smokin’ hot!!! We’ve said many times that we love gals with a little meat on their bones and Ashley has to be one of the hottest girls with curves going right now. It was revealed earlier today that Ashley will make history as the 1st plus sized model to appear within the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue when it hits newsstands on February 9th. “I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt,” Graham says in a statement. The 27-year-old will be appearing in an ad campaign called #CURVESINBIKINIS for the company Swimsuits For All, which sells plus size suits to women.
While we love Ashley Graham and think she’s a total Busch Babe, let’s not overreact and give Sports Illustrated any credit for running an advertisement in their prestigious Swimsuit Issue. We’d love to see a whole spread of pictures of Ashley, shot by Sports Illustrated’s photographers (wait, they don’t employ those people anymore), on location as an actual feature for the magazine. We guess the editors and production department at SI have yet to evolve to a point where a plus sized model could be featured as one of the actual models in the yearly issue. The magazine business is not all that hot these days and if we had the money to back an ad in what is SI’s biggest issue every single year, we could probably put just about anything or anyone in a bikini and they would run it. We hope SI doesn’t try to claim to be trailblazers by simply running an advertisement some company paid for. Oops – too late!!! MJ Day who basically runs the Swimsuit show at SI already tried to jump on board this morning with this ridiculous tweet. Did she not see the “It’s about damn time, SI…” in the article? Day and SI have done nothing more than collect money for an advertisement in a magazine filled with what she and the rest of the people at the magazine think are the world’s perfect women, zero props to them for anything involving Ashley Graham.
Ashley Graham is just as hot as many of the models who have graced the pages of the Swimsuit Issue over the years. Hell, Alex Morgan has been in it twice – a girl who is flatter than a pancake, so what’s the aversion to doing a feature on a lady who has a few more curves than the other “cookie cutter” models, Sports Illustrated? Oh, and what the hell happened to our campaign to get Lauren Hanley into this year’s issue? We want answers!!! If Sports Illustrated isn’t willing do a spread on Ashley then we’ll happily oblige – you’re welcome America. Give her a follow on Instagram and Twitter as well.
— Ashley Graham (@theashleygraham) January 16, 2015