Hunter McGrady is dedicating her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition shoot to any woman who has ever felt “uncomfortable or insecure” because of certain body issues.
The gorgeous model, who People magazine says is the curviest woman to ever shoot for the issue, spoke about her experience on set and what it meant for all women.
“Women, for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable or insecure because of rolls, or stretch marks, or cellulite, or acne, or felt like you didn’t measure up because you weren’t represented in the magazines ―THIS IS FOR YOU! You are beautiful,” McGrady wrote. “You are STRONG. You are powerful and together we need to lift each other up and inspire one another. There’s too much going on on this world to let each other fall by the [wayside].”
McGrady released photos from her shoot on her social media accounts Wednesday. In the pictures, she’s wearing a hand-painted suit that took a team of people 12 hours to produce:
In a video accompanying the shoot, McGrady spoke about what it was like to be featured in the iconic issue.
“The fact that they’re using a curvy model for one of the model searches is beyond my wildest dream,” she said. “I’m doing this not only for me, but for every woman out there who has ever felt uncomfortable in their body and who wants and needs to know that you are sexy.”
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