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Old 02-04-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Looks like Sports Illustrated is breaking new boundaries.

Sports Illustrated Adds Plus-Size Ashley Graham to 2015 Swimsuit Issue - Us Weekly

 
Old 02-04-2015, 10:47 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Is she the same model someone else started a thread about recently? The other one had big tatoos on her forearms, but hair the same color and length. Pardon me, but I think she'd be a better model and would show the fashions to better effect if she went down just one size to a 14. She needs a little more tone in her figure. Still, it's amazing that SI featured her.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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No, this is not the same woman. Ashley Graham has been in other stuff, I think it was H&M most recently. She was int he news a few months ago about some spread or another.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 01:44 AM
 
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Finally!

This should have been done looooooonnnnng time ago.

She is in proportion,and does not have gigantic breasts and butts like many men seem to think plus size women have.

She looks just like a thin model,only bigger with bigger proportions.

I do like other plus size models better like Tara Lynn and Brazillian plus size model Fluvia Lucerda.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 01:47 AM
 
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Ashley's shape is 100x better than Kate Upton's IMO.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Meh... SI is not shooting her for a spread.
They accepted her photo in a paid advertisement.

Yes... baby steps forward, but we are still not there.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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You have to admit, for a big ol size 16, she has one of the prettiest faces around:

http://daylifeimages.newscred.com/im...0e/966x956.jpg



Oh, and it is definitely a PAID advertisement by some company and not S.I. adding a plus sized model to its regular stable of swimsuit models. Here is the commercial for the actual ad that will be appearing in the issue. She carries her extra weight very well. I can imagine just how much more attractive she would be if she dropped her body fat % a bit though. Even still, she looks pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5BGEdqBi0
 
Old 02-05-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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There is a commercial for a diet on TV here these days, where they show a couple of obese women and basically make fun of them. The odd thing is that one of them looks very cute and feminine because of her curves, and I thought why the heck was she lumped together with the other half dozen or so women, who were indeed obese, McDonalds-style.

I don't know where that odd notion has come from that a woman may not have a little belly, i.e. that she has to be flat. The sad thing is that even women believe that, although I am sure it did not originate with them. Nor do most men mind curves, to the contrary. It is just a tiny minority such as fashion designers who push that slender ideal.

Needless to say that the success story at the end of the commercial was a typical slender woman, they might as well have used a cloths hanger
 
Old 02-05-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Reading some of the comments about this on Facebook, I found it shocking that some women were saying: "That's plus size?". Um, of course it's plus size, what else would it be? Just because she looks like she's got a shape in her pictures doesn't mean she ain't a big girl in real life. My whole body is probably the width of her waist.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Kings Gambit View Post
You have to admit, for a big ol size 16, she has one of the prettiest faces around:

http://daylifeimages.newscred.com/im...0e/966x956.jpg



Oh, and it is definitely a PAID advertisement by some company and not S.I. adding a plus sized model to its regular stable of swimsuit models. Here is the commercial for the actual ad that will be appearing in the issue. She carries her extra weight very well. I can imagine just how much more attractive she would be if she dropped her body fat % a bit though. Even still, she looks pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5BGEdqBi0
Mod cut.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 02-06-2015 at 07:37 AM.. Reason: Racist comment.
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