Ronda Rousey Wears Nothing But Body Paint For Sports Illustrated Cover
The UFC fighter was unveiled as one of the magazine's three swimsuit cover models.
For the first time ever, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has crowned three separate cover models.
The models are UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, plus-size model Ashley Graham and model Hailey Clauson.
The swimsuit Rousey sports on the cover is getting lots of attention because it was painted on. It took two artists 14 hours to complete the hand-painted artwork.
Meanwhile, INSIDE EDITION caught up with Graham at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit event in New York City, where she was on cloud nine over the cover.
“It’s a dream come true, honestly,” she told INSIDE EDITION. “I am not the stereotypical, skinny model. I’ve got cellulite, fat rolls, things that jiggle.
“I was told I would never be on the cover of any magazine, let alone the pages of any. And here we are, it’s happening, we’re talking about it, and we’re making history,” she said.
Hailey Clauson, 20, is the most traditional of the three cover girls. She said she still can't believe she landed the cover.
“I’m very honored. It’s definitely a dream of mine,” she told IE.
The covers were revealed live Sunday night on TNT. All three covers are on newsstands now.
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