Finding out that you’re going to be in an issue of Sports Illustrated is a big deal no matter who you are, I’m sure. This model is definitely deserving of a spot in the magazine, and the news was just as exciting to her as it was to the rest of us. Ashley Graham's reaction to finding out she was posing for Sports Illustrated is the basically the best thing ever. According to a video she posted to Instagram, she was brought to tears by the news, and let me just say, if you thought Kim K had the best "ugly" cry face — you haven’t seen anything yet! We need a Grahamoji for this, stat.
This body positive proponent has been making waves in the fashion industry long before she was ever put inside the pages of this magazine. What started with her appearing in an advertisement in SI has now gone full circle, making this a big win for Graham and step in the right direction for body diversity.
See how Graham reacts to learning that she’d pose for Sports Illustrated. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy, too. I don’t know about you, but I’m about to cry right along with her.
Awww! She's adorable. *Blows nose*
Remember when we all thought this advertisement was a big deal? It still of course, but just look at how far she's come.
She's been killing it throughout her career, like when she posed for — and created a lingerie line with — ADDITION ELLE.
She's exuded confidence and encouraged others to do so every step of the way.
And that's why this news was so special!
When you stand for something as powerful as body positivity, a win for yourself is really like a win for all of us. I couldn't be more proud of her. I swear, these are happy tears!
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