‘Sports Illustrated’ ‘Breaking Barriers’ With First Plus-Size Model on Swimsuit Cover
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
Rousey, the first cover model to ever wear body paint, also joined in on the excitement. “This is like a dream I forgot to have and ended up having it anyway,” Rousey shared with People. “And it really is just an honor to be in a real historical issue like this that is celebrating all body types of women. I really feel like media presents a very cookie cutter image for women to aspire to, which for certain body types it’s just not realistic or healthy. I love that all the covers are three different body types in their healthiest form.” Clauson, who ditched her top for the issue, hopes the cover will “help inspire young women.” “I think every little girl has somebody to relate to in the issue and every woman stands for something and it’s not just a model,” Clauson explained. “Everybody has a personality.” Day shared with People that they are prepared for all types of reactions to the updated cover, even the backlash. “Haters gonna hate. I know that. I’m always like, ‘How am I going to make everybody love us?’” The 2016 Swimsuit Issue is also making headlines for a different reason. It will be the first issue available in virtual reality. According to The Verge, about 500,000 special newsstand versions will be issued and sold for around $10. The issue will include a Cardboard-compatible headset. Together with the Google Cardboard and SI App, viewers will be able to see a whole new perspective on the swimsuit issue. The full Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is now available on newsstands.
Truly speechless!!! This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn’t beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank you so much to the entire @si_swimsuit team! I’m so excited to be a part of your family. I love you all!!! #siswim #beautybeyondsize
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