SI Swimsuit Issue Features Women of all Sizes
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue doesn't hit stands until the 9th, but it already has everyone talking.
This year's issue will feature the first EVER "plus-sized" model in the magazine... but not FOR the magazine. She's actually in an ad for an online swimsuit retailer for curvy women. Her name is Ashley Graham, she's a size 16, and she's absolutely STUNNING. Check out pictures HERE.
But, Sports Illustrated just revealed that they will also have another "plus-sized" model featured in the magazine that's NOT in an advertisement. Her name is Robyn Lawley, and she's a size 10. She is also drop-dead gorgeous... but she looks to be pretty average size-wise. She looks curvy and very fit, with a flat stomach. My question is, why are we referring to her as "plus-sized?" Because she's not a size 2? What are we telling girls about what a "normal" size is? How skinny will girls think they need to be to be considered average? Just food for thought.
See her photos HERE.
I think we, as a society, need to stop using the term "plus-sized model." Women are all shapes and sizes, so why are we labeling? Let's call them all what they are: Models. Both of these women look better than I will ever look in my life, no matter what you want to call them!