Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 2016 shows size diversity!
Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue 2016: Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson define what ‘beauty really is’ as cover girls
The most revolutionary is that Ashley Grahamis on this cover. Last year there were some rumors… but in the end it was just and advertisement. But now it’s real!! yeahhhh!!! So happy!
Ashley Graham, who wears a purple string bikini for her big SI moment, shared that she couldn’t stop shaking when she found out her cover girl status.
“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages already, but putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers, they are the standard now. This is so beyond epic.”
“To have somebody who has cellulite, who has things that jiggle, who has back fat and actually talk about them and talk about how you can be an overcome and not let society take you down for all of that — that’s real and that’s what we need in this society,” she said. “We need women talking about the things that they’re doing and how they’re changing the world and not judging them only on the outside.”
Ronda Rousey, 29, shows off her athletic body in a body paint onepiece — the first time a cover model has ever worn body paint.
“This is like a dream I forgot to have and ended up having it anyway,” Rousey told People. “And it really is just an honor to be in a real historical issue like this that is celebrating all body types of women. I really feel like media presents a very cookie cutter image for women to aspire to, which for certain body types it’s just not realistic or healthy. I love that all the covers are three different body types in their healthiest form.”
Hailey Clauson, 20, ditches her top all together for the “hand bra.” The blonde bombshell shared that the three covers will help inspire young women.
“I think every little girl has somebody to relate to in the issue and every woman stands for something and it’s not just a model,” she shared. “Everybody has a personality.”