Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features another plus size model

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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.

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