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Here's The Actual First Plus-Size Model In Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue

Spoiler alert: It's not the model everyone's talking about.

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Everybody's been talking about how model Ashley Graham will appear in an ad in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.


The curvy plus size model stars in a new campaign for Swimsuits For All that's all about #CurvesinBikinis. But make no mistake — it's a paid advertisement, NOT a part of Sports Illustrated's actual editorial.


Lawley is considered one of the first-ever plus-size "supermodels."

Lawley, a size 12, has been very vocal about her distaste for the term "plus-size" in the past.

"People say, 'How is she a plus-size model?' and I'm like, 'Exactly, this is the point, how am I a plus-size model?'" she said in an interview with Clique magazine.

She also wants to dispel myths about what it means to be "plus size."

"People think plus-size models don't exercise — we do!" she continued. "But it's about health, not forcing my body to be something it's not meant to be."

Lawley seems to have had a positive experience with SI.

"Ahhhhhhh I'm beyond ecstatic to join the amazing @si_swimsuit family!!!!" she wrote on Instagram. "If someone told me at the beginning of my career that this would happen I would of said 'tell em his dreamin' haha! Thankyou @mj_day @jamesmacari @ja_neyney @darciebaum and the whole SI awesome peeps for embracing who I am in the 2015 issue!!!!! #letsallstraddlecanoes #SISwim #2015rookie"

Check out her "rookie" introduction video and rejoice in the curves.