Sports Illustrated is Breaking the Mold in 2016 Swimsuit Edition

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is a celebration of the female figure and it’s still […]

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is a celebration of the female figure and it’s still a pretty big deal when the annual issue comes out. Well, it’s due out this month and there are a few things you can look forward to in this year’s issue.

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Ronda Rousey will be featured again (this is her second SI Swimsuit Edition)…and that bathing suit she’s wearing…it’s painted on.

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This is Ashley Graham. She was featured as the first Plus-sized model in Sports Illustrated in an advertisement in last year’s edition. This year, she’s officially SI’s first curvy swimsuit model. You can follow her on Instagram @theashleygraham. She’s asking for your help to become SI’s rookie of the year (which would guarantee her a spot in next year’s swimsuit edition).

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56-year-old Nicola Griffin will not be featured as a swimsuit model, but on one of the advertisement pages for the brand Swimsuits for All. She’ll be appearing in a three-page ad for the company and says she’s never felt sexier. I’ll say.

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is due out this month.