Nicola Griffin, 56, To Be In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Nicola Griffin has now proudly joined the ranks of those who are changing things over at Sports Illustrated.

Nicola Griffin is a 56-year-old plus-size model who will appear in a campaign spread for Swimsuits for All.

Nicola Griffin looks amazing (and normal) in a gold bikini.

She said, "It’s not all about being 20 and 5'10". We’re bored of that! We are all different ages and sizes and that’s the beauty of it. We’re real women."

Last year was the very first time that Sports Illustrated featured a plus-size model when they rolled out the Swimsuits for All ads.

Another plus-size model, Philomenia Kwao, will also grace the pages of the campaign.

It’s the golden age of body positivity and I’m so proud to be a part of it. #SwimSexy @swimsuitsforall #PhilomenaKwao

A photo posted by Philomena Kwao (@philomenakwao) on

Last year's ads featured plus-size model Ashley Graham, but this year Ashley has been selected as one of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Rookies, in addition to the Swimsuits for All ads.

Confidence is my golden rule. Have you seen my new #SwimSexy campaign with @swimsuitsforall in @SI_Swimsuit?

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

What an amazing direction for Sports Illustrated to take! What do you think about 56-year-old Nicola Griffin in a bikini?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.