A men’s magazine that’s notorious for featuring scantily clad women is changing its ways.
Graham was recently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition, a first for a plus size model. However, she was subject to some unfortunate backlash.
Though the move to place Graham on the cover appears to be a play to defy antiquated beauty standards, Racked has pointed out one sharp contrast between Graham’s cover and many of her predecessors’ covers: she’s not really baring all. Most other cover models before her were nearly naked, Racked explains, showing off their stomachs and sometimes their legs. Though Graham is technically nude — save for the shirt she’s holding in front of her — her stomach is still covered.
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