This Is Not an Ad! Robyn Lawley Is First Plus-Size Model to Be Officially Featured in Sports Illustrated—See the Pic!

Plus-Size model included SI Swimsuit Issue

By Nicole Adlman Feb 05, 2015 5:45 PMTags
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This is not an ad, people!

Yesterday, we revealed that Sports Illustrated was finally featuring a plus-size model in its pages: Ashley Graham, a size-16 beauty, appeared in an ad for Swimsuits For All, an online swimwear retailer that caters to plus-size women.

Well, turns out there's a "plus-size" model featured in the editorial pages of the SI Swimsuit Issue: The ever-stunning Robyn Lawley! Lawley, a 25-year-old Australian native who's represented by Wilhelmina Models, graces the issue's "Rookies" section, sporting a skimpy tangerine and snakeprint Montce Swim bikini that shows off her smoking-hot curves.

(We gotta point out, however, that while the larger fashion and swimwear industry considers size 12 a "plus" range, Lawley is an average and healthy size for women in the U.S.).

If you want to see Robyn's insane bikini body in action during her SI photo shoot (really, who doesn't?), check her out on the magazine's Daily Rookie Reveal page.

This year's coveted swimsuit issue features Hannah Davis posing on the cover in a barely-there black crochet bikini, in what could be one of the mag's sexiest shots of all time. And by including models that allow for a more comprehensive idea of sexy, SI may  have solidified this edition as the best swimsuit issue ever.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue goes on sale February 9th.