Last year Ashley Graham was in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In an ad.
This year the plus-sized model is one of the stars, a 2016 SI Swimsuit rookie.
She’s not the first model in the issue’s history who is considered plus-sized, but her inclusion signals a trend for the 52-year-old tradition.
Last year Robyn Lawley, a size 12, broke the SI swimsuit mold. Size 12 is pretty average for most women, but not when you’re in the same profession as Elle Macpherson and Tyra Banks.
Graham, a size 16, was the first plus-sized model in an ad in the issue’s history (and will be in another ad this year).
“Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves — our voices were heard and together we can help me win Rookie of the Year,” she wrote on Instagram.