​Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Rocks Teeny Bikini in 'SI' Swimsuit Issue (PHOTOS)

ashley graham swimsuits for all adPrepare to fangirl out! Behati Prinsloo and Adriana Lima may be lovely, but the modeling world just got even more gorgeous with the spotlight on Ashley Graham. The 27-year-old model, who is a size 14 (which is plus or not, depending on whose definition we're talking about ...), is being lauded for her stunning Swimsuits for All ad in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

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And here's a clip of the same campaign's commercial.

�Coming soon� @swimsuitsforall #CurvesInBikinis #beautybeyondsize #lovetheskinyourein #ashleygraham #sexystateofmind

A video posted by A S H L E Y â�¨ G R A H A M ™ (@theashleygraham) on

The ads, which are part of the retailer's #CurvesinBikinis campaign, aims to help women feel confident and sexy in bikinis no matter their size. Confident and exuding old Hollywood glam, Graham is clearly the woman for the job.

Being that we're sure to be seeing her star rise even higher, let's meet this beachy goddess, shall we?

Turns out, she's been around and at this whole body positive campaign for a while! Ashley was featured in Vogue's 2008 Shape issue in a three-page article about her personal style, and in 2009, she was one of five models to be selected in Glamour's Shape Issue "These Bodies Are Beautiful at Every Size."

While she's modeled for Target, Hanes, Bloomingdale's, Evans, Simply Be, Nordstrom, Macy's, Elomi Lingerie, Old Navy, and other major clients, she is also a designer of lingerie, which is available on her own website, AshleyGraham.com, or AdditionElle.com. Here she is modeling in one look from her line.

#AshleyGraham for @AdditionElle �Non Padded Lace Bra $60, 2nd bra 40% off!� #SexyStateOfMind #LoveTheSkinYoureIn #BeautyBeyondSize

A photo posted by A S H L E Y â�¨ G R A H A M ™ (@theashleygraham) on

And Ashley's also no stranger to a lot of media attention! In 2010, she starred in a commercial for Lane Bryant that FOX and ABC refused to air. Crazy!

The good news is that all eyes are definitely on her now. And we can be positive we'll be hearing her name -- and seeing her beautiful work! -- again and again.

Thank you, Ashley -- for redefining what a "bikini body" is, giving so many women a serious self-esteem boost, and making it even easier for women of all shapes and sizes to consider wearing a bikini at the beach this summer!

What do you think about the #CurvesforAll campaign? Do you hope to see more work from Ashley Graham?

 

Image via Ashley Graham/Instagram & SwimsuitsforAll

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