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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: Robyn Lawley Is the First Plus-Size Model to Get Her Own Page (Spoiler: She Looks Incredible!)

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Last year, Robyn Lawley recreated the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover along with some fellow plus-size models. This year, the Australian beauty is gracing the pages of the iconic issue, as one of seven SI swimsuit rookies to be featured inside the magazine.

Robyn Lawley Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
James Macari/Sports Illustrated

Lawley, who calls herself a “model beyond a size 10,” has said that she used to have a hard time dressing her curvy shape for a day at the beach. “I really struggled to find a swimsuit in my own size,” she shared while promoting her Swimsuit For All calendar last year. “I was wearing underwear at the beach — bras and knickers that looked like swimsuits. So I thought, this had to change and I had to change it. Now, I feel sexy in a swimsuit when it’s fitting me correctly and it’s beautiful to look at.”

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And the 25-year-old stunner has definitely gained her bikini confidence, looking totally comfortable (and crazy-sexy) in a orange-trim snakeskin Montce Swim two-piece for her SI debut.

Lawley isn’t the only plus-size model featured in this year’s issue. Ashley Graham stars in a Swimsuits For All ad wearing a sexy black bikini. “I know my curves are sexy, and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,” she said in a statement.

Anyone starting a campaign for Lawley to be 2016’s cover model? What do you think of her SI moment? Should more plus-size models be getting play in the magazine? Share all your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico