Robyn Lawley is Sports Illustrated's first plus-size swimsuit model

Sports Illustrated features a plus-size model in its Swimsuit 2015 issue

Robyn Lawley is making news as the first plus-size model to grace the editorial portion of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue -- which seems only fair, given that the magazine definitely downsized Hannah Davis' bikini bottoms on the cover.

Lawley, one of six "rookies" in this year's lineup of models, is a 25-year-old from Australia who the magazine says is also a blogger, painter, author and, under the name Robelle, a DJ.

She is also, according to website the Gloss, a size 10. Or, according to Time, a size 12. Or, according to her Facebook page, currently a size bigger than both of those numbers -- because she's pregnant.

Ashley Graham, who's curvier than Lawley is, made headlines Wednesday as the first plus-size model to appear in a paid advertisement in the swimsuit issue.

Despite being new to SI, Lawley is hardly a rookie in the modeling world. She's been on fashion covers around the world, according to her website, and was the first plus-size model on the cover of Australian Vogue.

Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit 2015 issue goes on sale Monday.

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