Plus-size model Ashley Graham lands SI swimsuit-issue ad for curvy women

Meet Ashley Graham, the plus-size model who will appear in an ad campaign in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015.

The size 16 model is on SI’s tease-campaign watch list of possible models for its upcoming swimsuit edition, but meanwhile word is out that she definitely will appear in the issue’s pages in the #CurvesInBikinis ad campaign, according to Fashion Times.

Several swimwear lines will be promoted in the famed annual issue -- and we assume readers will see those once their gaze is unlocked from the scantily clad Amazons presented in the mag’s editorial content. The #CurvesInBikinis campaign was created by online retailer Swimsuitsforall, which caters to curvier women.

IMG model Graham shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday.

“Secret’s out!! So honored to be the face of #CurvesInBikinis for @swimsuitsforall! Can’t wait for the ad’s debut in the @SI_Swimsuit issue!” she wrote, sharing a snapshot from the campaign.

Graham, who hails from Lincoln, Neb., and currently lives in Brooklyn, is also featured in a photo gallery on the SI website, which compiled several of her notable covers and spreads. Watch a video for the campaign here.


“I have always loved my curves, and it feels good to show them off as part of the #CurvesInBikinis campaign for swimsuitsforall. I think people will like what they see when the issue comes out next week,” Graham told FT.

The issue and its cover stars will be unveiled Thursday. Last year, modeling trio Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen landed the mag’s front cover while curvaceous model -- and three-time cover girl -- Kate Upton scored the issue’s backside bonus cover.

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