Ashley Graham becomes first plus size model on the front of Sports Illustrated Magazine

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What an amazing day for plus size women – finally, a plus size model has been represented on the front of one of the most iconic magazines around – Sports Illustrated. Well done Ashley Graham, we salute you!

Her front cover, which is one of three the magazine have taken to print is a step in the right direction, for getting different kinds of body types represented in main stream media.

Here’s what the gorgeous lady had to say about her success:

“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages. But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers. They are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”

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Image credit: Sports Illustrated