Model Ashley Graham made history on Saturday when she was revealed as the the first size 16 model to cover Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit issue. (Her cover was one of three editions, the two other stars being UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson.)
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Now that Graham, who was also named Rookie of the Year by the magazine, has hit a major career milestone, it’s time to look back at the supermodel’s best Instagram posts. Keep reading to see them all!
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She’s got serious curves — and she isn’t afraid to flaunt them in a bikini.
And like most models these days, Graham is also a serious businesswoman, launching her own line of plus-size lingerie with Addition Elle. And, naturally, she loves promoting her line on Instagram.
New collection at @additionelle coming to you soon!!! 👑👙💋 #iamsizesexy #ashleygrahamlingerie … LOL –> hilarious that people think this is photoshopped.. If you followed me on Snapchat then you would know this is the exact same shot from yesterday and you can't photoshop on snap. AND if you really followed me, you would know that I would never photoshop my own photos. …
Graham is also a serious fitness buff, posting gym selfies and workout videos on social media. As she wrote in one post, “healthy comes in all shapes and sizes.”
She also shares the cutest throwback photos. Look at how adorable she looked when she dressed up as a cheerleader for Halloween when she was 12!
Hopefully Graham’s historic SI cover means we can expect to see even more of her on social media.
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— Maria Mercedes Lara