sports illustrated is getting curvy with its latest swimsuit edition as the magazine features several plus-size models. Rookie Hunter McGrady is officially the curviest model Sports Illustrated has ever featured in its swimsuit edition after fellow model Ashley Graham became the first size 16 model to grace the cover last year.

The 23-year-old model stripped down as she flaunted her major curves in the swimsuit edition. In fact, Hunter poses in nothing but body paint, which was strategically placed to cover her modesty. McGrady addressed her appearance in Sports Illustrated as NY Mag quoted the model discussing how she hopes her modeling impacts women.

"I want women to pick up what is the considered the sexiest magazine issue and feel inspired. There’s someone in it who looks like them, who isn’t the traditional model they see.”

Hunter McGrady joins veteran plus-size models in SI

Hunter McGrady isn't the only plus model featured in the 2017 swimsuit edition. Ashley Graham and Robyn Lawley are both back in the magazine as they pose in bikinis for the magazine. NY Mag also reported on Graham's re-appearance as the model spearheads the body-positive movement. "Graham’s inclusion in the issue was greatly lauded as a step forward in the body-positive movement..."

Ashley Graham first appeared in the magazine back in 2015 as she starred in a Swimsuits For All campaign.

The magazine received so much positive feedback for having a plus model in its swimsuit issue that it featured Ashley on the cover of its 2016 swimsuit edition. And now Sports Illustrated is once again making news as it features a wider range of body types.

Sports Illustrated features diverse body types

Not only does the swimsuit issue feature several plus-size models, but Sports Illustrated also included non-models in its 2017 edition.

Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, and professional tennis player Serena Williams all make appearances in this year's issue. Of course, the magazine also features model favorites such as Kate Upton and Chrissy Teigen as well. However, it's for the inclusion of more body types that Sports Illustrated is being applauded this year.