Sports Illustrated made a lot of men really happy when they invited their “curviest model ever,” Hunter McGrady, back for a fourth photo-shoot. The 2020 Swimsuit issue hit the news stands on Tuesday. What she has to show is making a viral splash, because men who don’t shave with Gillette enjoy looking at real women modeling swimwear, not plastic Barbie dolls.
The ‘curviest model ever’
Hunter McGrady’s fans are as happy as she is that she’ll be featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2020 Swimsuit issue. They gave her the nickname their “curviest model ever.” Hopefully there will be others equally well proportioned. Not all men enjoy looking at anorexic waifs.
Hunter McGrady is clearly a healthy young woman and a terrific showcase for swimwear, as well as an inspiration to other women who are a size or twelve above zero. “I have been so excited for this shoot to be released,” the 27-year-old model posted on her Instagram account.
They went to the Indonesian island paradise of Bali to play in the sun, sand and waves. “This trip was life changing and was so special to experience with the most special team.” On her social media account, she called it a “magical place, magical team, magical time.” A perfect place to model swimsuits.
Many incredible opportunities
She’s thankful to the magazine for giving her the opportunity to model when nobody else even seems to want to consider showing a plus size woman. “Sports Illustrated has given me so much and created so many incredible opportunities for me and I will forever be grateful. Every time the magazine comes out it is a ‘pinch me’ moment.”
Ms. McGrady has already graced the pages of three previous issues, each a huge success for the model. “I always know I’m going to get killer, beautiful shots with SI but most importantly I know that the woman who for so long hasn’t seen her body represented will hopefully feel seen, heard, and understood.”
For too long, Hollywood and the fashion industry have been insisting that the perfect body style is a model who looks like she’s starving to death. It’s time for women on TV, in the movies and in clothing ads to look like the real human women in the office, classroom, shopping mall, or beach.