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This New "Sports Illustrated" Model Is The Magazine's Curviest Yet

Ashley Graham calls working with the magazine "a dream come true."

At 28, model Ashley Graham has already accomplished a lot.

She's starred in campaigns for Lane Bryant and SwimsuitsforAll, designed lingerie with Addition Elle, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week's first plus-size show, and even given an incredibly inspirational Ted Talk.

And now, she can add Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to her checklist.

Graham received significant attention last year for her steamy SwimsuitsforAll ad, which appeared in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

But this year's shoot will actually allow readers to vote for Graham as SI's "Rookie of the Year," which guarantees the winner a spot in next year's issue.

In an Instagram post, Graham calls working with Sports Illustrated "a dream come true."


BuzzFeed has reached out to Graham for comment.