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  • 'Curviest model ever' shuts down body-shamers who say there's 'no way' she's healthy

    After appearing in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the third year in a row, McGrady is reflecting on what it means to be the curviest woman to appear in the magazine to date. In addition to shutting down the misconceptions that comes with that title.

  • Burkinis are 'still beautiful': Muslim model Halima Aden sends message with 'Sports Illustrated' shoot

    Halima Aden made history when she became the first Muslim model to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue wearing a hijab and a burkini.

  • Tyra Banks, 45, is the oldest woman ever to cover 'Sports Illustrated' in a bikini

    Tyra Banks thinks being the “oldest ever” is “super cool.”

  • City employee under fire after posting racist comment about Muslim model in burkini on Facebook

    “Cute picture,” the since-deleted Facebook comment read, “should be on the cover of Camels are us.

  • Curvy model praises 'Sports Illustrated' for having 'evolved with the times.' Says Victoria's Secret hasn't done the same.

    "I'm sure I'll find out through the grapevine if any curvier than their usual model" is used for this year's Victoria's Secret show, Lawley wrote, adding, "I'm a little hopeful but not at all at the same time."

  • 'Instagram isn't real life': 'Sports Illustrated' model Kate Wasley shares startling post showing how easy it is to manipulate your body in photos

    "Sports Illustrated" model Kate Wasley says you shouldn’t believe everything you see on Instagram.

  • Sailor Brinkley Cook says she would be in Sports Illustrated again, with Ashley Graham

    "She’s the type of model I want to be — business-savvy, serious, but hilarious," says Sailor Brinkley Cook.

  • Curvy model Hunter McGrady believes 'women are to be respected whether they're naked or if they're fully clothed'

    McGrady is on a mission to change perceptions of what it means to be beautiful.

  • Paralympian, curvy models, and breastfeeding mom stun in swimsuits as Sports Illustrated doubles down on inclusion

    Sports Illustrated  brought inclusivity and diversity together Sunday night in a phenomenal finale catwalk show at W South Beach hotel during Paraiso‘s Miami Swim Week. Body positivity was a key theme for the show, bringing together women of all body types — including Paralympian snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, Sports Illustrated cover star Danielle Herrington, and even a model breastfeeding her baby while strutting the catwalk in a gold, glittery bikini.The breastfeeding model, Mara Martin, was cast through Sports Illustrated Swimsuit‘s first-ever open casting call held in Miami over the weekend. Hundreds of aspiring models of all shapes and sizes and different ethnic backgrounds were encouraged to attend and were then selected by a team of expert panelists including Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton, Hunter McGrady, and Olivia Culpo.Hundreds of guests gathered Sunday evening around the W South Beach pool to watch as Huckaby opened the show, baring her prosthetic leg, followed by models who proudly showed off their stretch marks, tattoos, cellulite, and curves. One improvement that could be made in the show’s casting would be the inclusion of models from a greater number of ethnic groups, such as Asians, who were notably absent from the cast.Even so, the runway show marked a considerable step forward in emphasizing body positivity in the swimsuit market, which has trailed behind other areas in fashion. Over the past few years, Sports Illustrated has made strides toward inclusion, which culminated in the evening’s diverse runway representation.“This year’s representation of models in the PARAISO fashion show was a continuation of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit messaging that diversity in beauty is very real and very important to represent. It’s something that we believe in passionately, and where better to celebrate that then on the runway in swimwear where it makes so much sense to our brand! We wanted the women watching this show or looking at the Cabana brands being worn on the runway to see themselves represented and hopefully make women out there feel a little more confident about who they are and feeling good in the skin they are in!,” says MJ Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor-in-chief to Yahoo Lifestyle.   In 2015, plus-size model Ashley Graham was the first curvy model to be featured in the magazine. Graham made SI history for a second time in 2016 when she was chosen to be on one of three covers for the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue.In 2017, SI held its first-ever runway show during Miami Swim Week to launch its size-inclusive swim line. In 2018, Herrington made history as the third black model to be on an SI swimsuit cover, though this was met with some backlash from critics who felt the magazine was still sexualizing women even in the wake of the #MeToo movement. According to the Associated Press, “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day says that even though the issue was conceived and shot before the #MeToo movement heated up last fall, it’s about more than just women in swimsuits. Day says the magazine is ‘creating and giving platforms to these women’ and presenting them as multidimensional people.” The same issue featured a body-positive editorial spread with model McGrady, Olympian Aly Raisman, Robyn Lawley, and Sailor Brinkley Cook posing nude with words of affirmation such as “confidence” and “worthy” covering their bodies.Sports Illustrated‘s pivot toward body positivity has been well received, as evidenced by the loud applause and cheers from the hundreds of guests in attendance as the models strutted the runway Sunday evening. The support continued on social media, with one Instagram user writing, “What you guys have done is so powerful. I applaud you in every way. I have to add this amazing company into my life,” and another person wrote, “Loving the diversity!!!! Thank youuuuu.”As for the swimsuits themselves, the show featured an exhaustive list of more than 40 brands, including Stella McCartney and Jonathan Simkhai, that highlighted key fashion trends. Bikinis were styled with the fashionable Matrix-style tiny sunglasses, clear visors à la Dior, and Jacquemus’s revival of the oversize sun hat.It was a remarkable moment to see women of all backgrounds come together to showcase how there’s no single body type that’s considered sexy or beautiful.Ahead, see highlights from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Ashley Graham and Gabi Fresh celebrated body positivity in bikinis this weekend • Danielle Brooks is ‘PHAT,’ and that’s why she refuses to retouch her swim photos  • Model Iskra Lawrence was shamed by the fashion industry: ‘I would always hold my fat back and measure myself’Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • This model breastfed her baby while walking down the catwalk

    New mom Mara Martin nursed her baby girl as she modeled a swimsuit during Miami Swim Week.

  • Ashley Graham felt 'relaxed' enough to twerk in tiny bikinis for SI's swimsuit issue

    For Ashley Graham, when it comes to body confidence, her actions speak just as loud as her words. In a new video posted to Instagram, Sports Illustrated shows what it was like behind the scenes of the curvy model’s shoot for the annual swim issue. Graham and the magazine’s senior editor Darcie Baum got down on the set while the rest of the crew cheered them on.

  • Sports Illustrated model responds to backlash: 'I can be in a swimsuit and feel sexy'

    Despite the criticism the Sports Illustrated swim issue has recently received, the magazine’s cover star believes it’s the “perfect” time for the annual publication to come out. “I can be in a swimsuit and feel sexy and feel empowered,” Danielle Harrington said during an interview in AOL’s Build Series on Thursday.

  • Kate Upton Knocked Over by Wave in 'SI Swim' Shoot

    Modeling is really hard.

  • Does the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue have a place in the #MeToo era?

    The magazine has led to a debate over whether the sexy tradition is necessary in the first place.

  • Aly Raisman poses unclothed for Sports Illustrated: 'Women do not have to be modest to be respected'

    Olympic great Aly Raisman has returned to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and this time, she brought along a message. “I would like to remind everyone that being a survivor is nothing to be ashamed of, and going through a hard time does not define you,” she told the magazine.

  • Kate Upton and Ashley Graham Slip Back Into Skimpy Bikinis for 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' Issue

    The supermodels have both posed for the cover of the annual magazine.

  • Danielle Herrington: Everything we know about the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover model

    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit announced the cover star for its 2018 issue to be relative-unknown model Danielle Herrington on Tuesday.

  • Aly Raisman poses nude for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

    Aly Raisman appears nude in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which was revealed on Tuesday.

  • Who Is Danielle Herrington? Everything to Know About the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Star

    The highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover was finally unveiled Tuesday morning, and the cover girl is a fresh face to the pages of SI. Instead of tapping a swimsuit issue regular, the editors of SI Swim went with newcomer Danielle Herrington, who was first featured as a Rookie in 2017. Read on to find out how she got her big break, which SI Swim veteran inspired her to get into modeling and what she hopes to do next.