This year, Robyn Lawley is named as the first plus size Sports Illustrated model. A firm believer in health and fitness, and self-confessed “foodie” Lawley is a size 12. While some argue whether plus size is a size 12, it is still great to see that Sports Illustrated is following the same patterns as other major publications in featuring women who have different body types.
Lawley is pictured wearing a bikini from her own line. As she says, “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not,” Lawley, who is represented by Wilhelmina Models, says. “I just consider myself a model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies. ”Congratulations Robyn who is nine months pregnant and due just about any day!