Can a plus sized woman be considered hot? This is a question that many of us wonder about but it is Ashley Graham who shows that indeed it is possible!
Ashley Graham, Hailey Clauson, and Ronda Rousey featured on the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
The great thing about this shoot was that each of the three models had their own individual cover which was unveiled during a first of its kind broadcast special on TNT.
This was also the first time SI Swimsuit has produced multiple covers of its Swimsuit edition.
On the decision to go with an unprecedented three individual covers, SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said: “What defines beauty today? The truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all. Our position on beauty is well known—healthy, curvy, vivacious and bold. It’s not a size. The three cover models—Hailey Clauson, Ronda Rousey and Ashley Graham—demonstrate that…. So we don’t have just one cover, because beauty doesn’t take just one form.”
And indeed he is right, why should one body type be considered beautiful while the others are not? All the three look stunning on the cover and Ashley Graham looks every bit the flawless beauty that one can look up at and admire.
These three models are making their first cover appearance and they shared their enthusiasm quite well.
Hailey Clauson said, “I’m shaking and crying. I love it so much because it represents three different strong and beautiful women.” Check her pic below:
While Ashley Graham said, “I’m insanely speechless. I cannot comprehend how I feel right now. This will go down in the books forever. It is a historic moment. Not only is this the first time that I’m in the issue, but I’m on the cover and sharing this honor with two of the most stunning women. This is for all the women who didn’t think they were beautiful because of their size. This is for them.”
Ronda Rousey said, “It’s a real honor being part of such a historic issue that really pays homage to different body types of women and not promoting just one cookie cutter image for every woman, but showing that the healthiest version of every body type is the sexiest version out there. And I couldn’t be happier…I think I was just as honored to get it as to be there in person to watch Ashley’s reaction (laughs).” Check Ronda’s cover below:
With this shoot, Clauson, Ashley Graham and Rousey join the ranks of fashion, entertainment and business titans Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, and Christie Brinkley who have appeared on the SI Swimsuit cover.
All things apart Ashley Graham not only looks hot on the cover but could very well become a huge icon for plus size girls.