EXCLUSIVE: 'Sports Illustrated' Redefines Beauty by Naming Ashley Graham an Official Swimsuit Model

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Ashley Graham is redefining beauty by representing Swimsuits for All alongside 26-year-old Philomena Kwao and 56-year-old Nicola Griffin in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!
"I'm really excited to know that Sports Illustrated is wanting to include women like us," the size 14-16 model, 28, told ET. "There is no perfect body, and we shouldn't be striving for perfection anymore."
"It's incredibly empowering," Kwao agreed. "It's like a new era now seeing different races, different shapes, different sizes being celebrated as beautiful."
Swimsuits for All is also breaking down age barriers with the inclusion of Griffin, who remains sexy at 56!
"I've never worn a bikini before," Griffin told ET. "I never felt I would look good in one. I never felt sexy in one, but I was wrong."
And there was more good news for Graham on Tuesday as she was named an official SI swimsuit model!

"This is a dream come true," Graham wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves."