'Sports Illustrated' features first plus-sized model in swimsuit issue

A model is making waves in the fashion world.

Meet Ashley Graham, the first plus-sized model to be featured in the famous "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue. She will appear as part of a campaign for "Swimsuits For All."

The 27-year-old model says, "I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know theirs are, too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt."

Graham is a size 16, which is equilivant to a size 37 in a man's waist size. The average American woman wears a size 14.

The issue will be on newsstands Feb. 9.

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