Lawley is featured in the issue's "Rookies" section, looking hot in a snakeprint bikini that's actually from her own swimwear line. Check her out during her super-sexy photoshoot in the video below.
"I don't know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not," Lawley tells Time. "I just consider myself a model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies."
And she is definitely excited to bring that message to the pages of Sports Illustrated. "Ahhhhhhh I'm beyond ecstatic to join the amazing @si_swimsuit family!!!!," she wrote on Instagram. "If someone told me at the beginning of my career that this would happen I would of said "tell em his dreamin" haha! Thankyou @mj_day@jamesmacari @ja_neyney @darciebaum and the whole SI awesome peeps for embracing who I am in the 2015 issue!!!!!"
She has also been featured in Vogue Italia, Elle France, Australian Vogue as well as ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Mango.