The big news swirling around this year's SI Swimsuit Issue, other than the painted on swimsuits Ronda Rousey "wears" in pics like the above, is the so-called plus sized model they have on the cover. I'm all for that, but I don't think this is necessarily unprecedented for them. Sure, Ashley Graham is thicker than pretty much any other model they've ever squeezed into a bikini. But just look at pretty much every shoot Kate Upton ever did for them. She wasn't exactly what I would call petite. Actually, if you go through all the models listed in the gallery below, you'll find a noticeable increase in curvature to many of these models. Hardly a bony ass or itty bitty titty in sight. Even those who had skinny frames before seemed to have thickened up a bit for this issue. This is likely SI's way of avoiding as many Twitter protests as possible, but I nonetheless approve of this move. It's time we let these fine ladies look like ladies should. And here are those ladies, looking pretty damn good in the following order:
Ronda Rousey, Samantha Hoopes, Irina Shayk, Chanel Iman, Gigi Hadid, Hannah Furguson, Chrissy Teigen, Bo Krsmanovic, Lily Aldridge, Rose Bertram, Daniela Lopez Osorio, Tanya Mityushina, Kelly Rohrbach, Barbara Palvin, Emily Didonato, Nina Agdal
And a little more of Ms. Agdal, for good measure.
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