Sports Illustrated is full of surprises this year and we hope its the start of a very pro-health sort of year. Not only did they run their first ad featuring a plus-sized model, but now they’re revealing another first… a plus-sized model will also be featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!
Meet Robyn Lawley… Sports Illustrated’s first plus-sized model!
Yep, you heard me right! Plus-sized. Not quite what you were expecting? Well, I’ve never been a big fan of labels or trying to fit people into specific categories, ESPECIALLY based on physical attributes, but I am a big fan of progress towards body acceptance and I think we may be making progress… finally!
You see, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. So does healthiness. Yet somewhere down the line, healthiness and beauty took on a very specific shape, one that isn’t always achievable or desirable. Or perhaps its always been this way.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a change. I’m ready for a world where beauty and health isn’t defined by a number. I’m ready for a world where being healthy means taking care of ourselves so that we’re ready to tackle the day ahead and make a difference in the world.
My hope is that this is one small step towards re-imagining what health and happiness looks like. That deciding to become a healthy eater has less to do with how you look, and more about how it empowers you to live life courageously, boldly, and confidently.
And just in case you were curious what Robyn Lawley eats, here’s a great run down. And yes, we’re loving many of the foods she’s incorporating into her day!
I’d love to know what you think! How do you feel about Robyn Lawley being Sports Illustrated’s first featured plus-sized model?