This Plus Size Woman Just Landed A Spot In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Ashley Graham is the first plus size woman to be featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

The 28-year-old brunette model announced the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday alongside a photo of her in a purple two-piece swimsuit.

“Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves,” Graham wrote. “Our voices were heard and together we can help me win Rookie of the Year.”

Graham is a size 16. (PHOTOS: Emily Ratajkowski Flaunts Her Cleavage On The Red Carpet)

Ashley Graham plus size Sports Illustrated

(Photo: Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Though Graham was featured in an advertisement for SI last year, this is the first time she will appear in the actual issue. (RELATED: Can You Guess Which Sports Illustrated Model Is Shaking Her Butt In This Video?)

She is one of several swimsuit rookies vying to be named “Rookie of the Year,” an award that Kelly Rohrbach took home last year.

The rest are expected to be announced next week. (SLIDESHOW: Which Of These Models Will Be On The Cover Of SI Swimsuit This Year?)