Reminiscing: Today Ashley Graham shared this image from her Fiji shoot for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (by Yu Tsai)
- The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2016 cover star Ashley posted an outtake from her 2017 shoot today
- The magazine has not yet confirmed if she is returning for 2018, but the 30-year-old seemed to hint that she will with the Instagram shot
- In a recent interview, she reflected on her cover and the bullies at school who taunted her for her weight
- Hannah Ferguson, Barbara Palvin, Samantha Hoopes, Hannah Jeter, and Kate Upton have all shot images for the upcoming issue
- The magazine also named Sailor Brinkley Cook, Raven Lyn, Alexis Ren, Chase Carter, Anne de Paula, Georgia Gibbs, and Kate Wasley as rookies
Sports Illustrated hasn’t confirmed any of the major models returning for the 2018 Swimsuit Issue just yet, but Ashley Graham seems to be hinting that she’ll be back with her latest Instagram shot.
Earlier today, the 30-year-old — who covered the magazine in 2016 — shared a throwback snap from her 2017 shoot. She captioned the sizzling bikini shot simply with: ‘SI VIBES.’
Ashley looks stunning in the shot, in which she stands with her feet in the water and gazes off to the side while tugging on her bikini bottoms.
Felt good: This weekend, she spoke to Gayle King about how excited she was about her 2016 cover Labels: She also demonstrated her runway walk and explained why she still doesn’t like the term ‘plus-size’ Eating their words! Ashley said that when she was younger, kids at school would call her ‘cottage cheese thighs’
Breaking barriers: The 30-year-old was one of three cover stars back in 2016
Ashley’s too-small two-piece, covered in iridescent sequins, clearly did the trick: It’s racked up nearly 200,000 likes in just four hours.
The supermodel looks tan in the shot, an outtake from the last issue from a beach in Fiji, and her brown hair is natural around her shoulders.
In an interview on CBS This Morning that ran last weekend, Ashley recalled the wonderful feeling of finding herself on the cover in 2016.
‘[It proved that] anything you want can happen, and I thought, “Yes! Sports Illustrated decided to have curvy women not only in their magazine but on the cover of their magazine! Now that means that size diversity is here, and it’s real, and it’s not a “trend.”‘
Though she sees more body types being more widely accepted, she still takes issue with the term ‘plus-size’
‘I think that when you use the word “plus-size,” you’re putting all these women in a category: “You don’t eat well.” “You don’t work out.” “You could care less about your body.” “You’re insecure.” “You have no confidence.”‘