Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit made a splash over the weekend with a brand new “inclusive” runway present that includes girls of various physique varieties, ages and races.
The journal, recognized for its steamy swimsuit situation, confirmed off a rainbow of plus-sized fashions, mothers and entrepreneurs on the poolside catwalk on the luxurious Mondrian Lodge on South Seaside Saturday.
Miami-based actress and mannequin Saje Nicole surprised in a string bikini alongside 57-year-old mannequin Kathy Jacobs, who describes herself on Instagram because the “oldest/shortest Sports activities Illustrated rookie ever.”
In the meantime, private chef Chelsea Heath rocked a tan bikini and matching coverup as social media influencer Natalie Mariduena strutted her stuff in a shiny crimson one-piece.
Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit — which has traditionally featured skinny and busty bikini-clad fashions on its cowl — says it needs the annual occasion to alter the “dialog round magnificence” and increase physique positivity.
“Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit continues to redefine the cultural dialog round magnificence by celebrating a various group of ladies who embrace skilled athletes, entrepreneurs, fashions, moms, rookies and swim search contestants,” the agency mentioned in a press launch.
It added, “Its annual Miami runway present which collectively rounds out this exceptional group of genuine and aspirational girls has develop into the go-to present throughout swim week in Miami.”
Different showstoppers included Canadian-born plus-size mannequin Amanda Kay, who wore a pink one-piece go well with and matching nail polish.
The annual runway present previewed the 2021 Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit situation, which hits stands July 19.
In recent times, the corporate has featured extra “inclusive” fashions however this 12 months’s present could also be its most various group of ladies but.