The words “body diversity” were never really associated with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, but thanks to increased efforts to portray all kinds of beauty, things are beginning to change.
Adding even more body diversity to this year’s edition is model Kate Wasley, a body-positivity advocate who, along with her friend and fellow model Georgia Gibbs, created the Any BODY movement to equally celebrate women of all sizes, according to PopSugar. 23-year-old Wasley is known just as much for her curves as she is for her sense of humor — and truth bombs — about beauty, says PopSugar, including her gem on bikini bodies:
“Got a bikini? Got a body? You got yourself that bikini body.”
Both Wasley and Gibbs will make their SI Swim debut when the magazine drops next month, says PopSugar, offering a double-dose of inspiring body positivity and diversity.