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Plus Size Model Hunter McGrady Named 1 of 3 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Rookie Models

Plus Size Model Hunter McGrady Named SI Swim Rookie for 2018

Plus Model Hunter McGrady Named SI Swim Rookie for 2018

Plus Size Model Hunter McGrady was recently named 1 of 3 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Rookie Models, along with Olivia Culpo and Ebonee Davis. All three ladies are going to be feature in next month’s issue of SI Swim as rookie models and we couldn’t be happier for them.

sports illustrated rookies for 2018 hunter mcgrady, olivia culpo and ebonee davis

McGrady said on an Instagram post: “You guys I have been bursting to tell you all the exciting news that I am an official Rookie in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I want to thank Sports Illustrated, MJ Day, and Taylor Ballantyne for breaking the glass ceilings that have been so desperately needed to be broken for so long. For showing that beauty comes in many different forms. This 2018 issue means the world to me and I cannot wait to share what we shot. It is captivating and ground breaking and something SI has never done before and I feel so grateful to be able to share these moments with women and men around the world who have never felt like they had a place because media has brainwashed us into thinking we have to fit a certain mold in order to fit in and be beautiful. Here I am, a size 16 at nearly 6 feet tall and am yet again in what is considered the sexiest magazine to come out every year!!! There is an astonishing range of beautiful girls in this issue, every size, every ethnicity, every height and I am thankful to be able to continue this conversation of body positivity and the rise of powerful women. We are here to stay so get on board. Women are fierce, we are brave, we are changing the narrative and we are a force to be reckon with. I’m lucky to be beside each and every woman in this issue. This is only the beginning”.

We truly believe that this is only the beginning for her. Hunter, 24, was featured in last year’s issue as one of the finalist wearing nothing but body paint and we are happy to see that her beauty and curves made the issue again this year. Hunter is talented, beautiful, and deserving of the success she is getting.

This year the SI Swim editors traveled to The Bahamas, Aruba, Belize, and Nevis to bring you the best exotic locations and sexy photos. Pick up your issue of SI Swim when it hits newsstands next month in February. Congratulations to all three ladies!

Ebonee Davis 2018 SI Swim Rookie

Ebonee Davis 2018 SI Swim Rookie

Olivia Culpo 2018 SI Swim Rookie

Olivia Culpo 2018 SI Swim Rookie

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for Examiner.com and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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