For the First Time Ever, There Will Be a Plus-Size Model in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

And not just in an ad.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Sports Ilustrated)

If you clicked on a "First Plus-Size Model in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue"-type headline yesterday and felt sorely disappointed to learn that Ashley Graham isn't in the magazine editorially—she's in an ad—you'll like this: Robyn Lawley just announced that she's an official SI Rookie.

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Lawley, who is Australian and also the designer of a line of ace swimwear (opens in new tab) that fits sizes 10 and up, will appear alongside women such as Erin Heatherton, Ashley Smith, and Emily DiDonato. The sweetest part of the whole deal, besides the fact that it actually, historically happened? SI isn't treating her differently from the other girls at all. 

More photos and Lawley's behind-the-scenes video right this way (opens in new tab).

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.