Robyn Lawley Is First Plus-Size Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
Robyn Lawley, size 12, is the first pluz size model who will appear in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue in a bikini from her own line. The size 12 is healthy for her height and average among women in the U.S.
Model Robyn Lawley, it’s time to tell girls to love their natural curves, was awake early Thursday morning, eagerly anticipating a career-defining moment: “I’m so excited, I’m dying — I’m dying!”
The 25-year-old also called “ludicrous’ on her Instagram account that people are calling her the first plus size model to pose for magazine’s highly anticipated swimsuit edition.
Robyn Lawley Plus-Size Model
She posted, “It’s ludicrous to call me plus size and I’ve stated that publicly pretty much every step of the way, of my career, @si_swimsuit are at the forefront of embracing women of a variety of sizes!”
The 6ft 2in Australian beauty Robyn Lawley shot the images last year in America’s Jackson Hole when she was one month pregnant, she is due to give birth any day now. “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not,” Lawley says. “I just consider myself a model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies. ”
“I never thought that this would happen to me, so this is a milestone,” says Lawley. “When I started my career 10 years ago, I had to painfully go to castings and people would look at you and say, ‘What the hell are you doing here?’… I want to be there for the regular girls who are my size.”
MJ Day, assistant managing editor of Sports Illustrated said, “She sort of embodies the classic SI girl — she’s interesting, she’s beautiful, she has an incredible body, and I felt that she would make a great addition to the issue. It was simple as that.”
Robyn Lawley detailed her Today experience to fans on Facebook: “Chatting with the @todayshow today about @si_swimsuit kudos to @mj_day I’m with everyone there that’s [sic] it’s ludicrous to call me plus size and I’ve stated that publicly pretty much every step of the way, of my career, si_swimsuit are at the forefront of embracing women of a variety of sizes!.”
“They’ve been doing that from the beginning and they have not once called me plus size, it’s about time we forgo labels and embraced size diversity in the fashion world and mainstream media!!! #loveyournaturalsize,” she wrote.