Hunter McGrady Is The 'SI' Model You Need To Know

by Kali Borovic
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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is here, and it's better than ever. While there are plenty of familiar faces in the magazine, there's a few SI newbies as well. Who is Hunter McGrady, you ask? The Wilhelmina model has a gorgeous spread out in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and she's dedicating the shoot to women everywhere.

At first glance, the SI Swimsuit Edition might look like your typical yearly edition of the magazine. Kate Upton is on the cover for the fourth time, and they choose to go with the same beachy-style shots that we are used to seeing. But the inside of the magazine has a lot of great surprises, one of which is the inclusion of McGrady, who is a plus-size model and has never appeared in Sports Illustrated before. In the issue, she poses wearing a swimsuit made entirely of body paint that looks so, so real.

"Women, for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable or insecure because of rolls, or stretch marks, or cellulite, or acne, or felt like you didn't measure up because you weren't represented in the magazines--THIS IS FOR YOU!," McGrady said in her Instagram post announcing her appearance in the magazine. "You are beautiful. You are STRONG."

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She also went on to thank the magazine, saying, "I want to thank... everyone at @si_swimsuit for promoting that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Beauty is not a number. It has no limits. I have never felt sexier than I did in this shoot."

In the shoot, the model is on the beach in a swimsuit made of body paint. According to her Instagram post, it took the team 12 hours to paint the rainbow-colored swimsuit on her body. At first glance, you won't believe your eyes, because it looks exactly like a real suit.

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This wasn't the only modeling job she did in Anguilla either. She did a photoshoot with Ashley Graham's Swimsuits For All line as well. In the past, McGrady has modeled for SLINK Jeans and appeared in magazine spreads with Jordyn Woods. Basically, this woman can do it all.