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Sports Illustrated Features 56-Year-Old Model and Plus-Size Siren Ashley Graham

Playing Sports Illustrated Features 56-Year-Old Model and Plus-Size Siren Ashley Graham

The always popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits newsstands later this month and INSIDE EDITION got an exclusive peek at this year's models.

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This year's issue includes plus-sized models Ashley Graham and Philomena Kwao.

Kwao, 26, told IE: “It's surreal. I still can’t believe it.” She also admitted she has never worn a bikini before and being photographed for the magazine was the first time she has ever put on one.

Graham, 28, proudly posted the news on Instagram.

 

It's official - I'm a @si_swimsuit model!! This is a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves- our voices were heard and together we can help me win Rookie of the Year. Stay tuned for voting instructions #beautybeyondsize #siswim

A photo posted by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@theashleygraham) on Feb 9, 2016 at 7:33am PST

Nicola Griffin, 56, is the oldest model ever featured in the swimsuit issue and looks amazing in a sparkling gold bikini.

Read: Mom Who Looks Just Like Her Twin Daughters: People Can't Believe I'm Their Mother

The magazine is running campaigns called “Swimsuits For All” and #SwimSexy, encouraging women to wear bikinis at the beach.

 

How do you #SwimSexy? Check out my latest campaign with @swimsuitsforall in @SI_Swimsuit with @nicolajgriffin @philomenakwao to see how we #SwimSexy.

A photo posted by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@theashleygraham) on Feb 9, 2016 at 7:06am PST



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