Plus-Size Model Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

"This is a dream come true," said model Ashley Graham.

ByABC News
February 10, 2016, 12:11 PM

— -- Model Ashley Graham continues to break down body-image barriers, one photo shoot at a time.

The plus-size model made history last year after she appeared as the first plus-size model in an ad for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. This year, she will be one of the stars.

Graham, 28, confirmed that she will be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue on Instagram.

The photo shows Graham posing in a purple bikini on the beach.

"It's official - I'm a @si_swimsuit model!! This is a dream come true," Graham captioned her Instagram photo.

"Thank you to everyone who stood up for curves - our voices were heard," she continued, adding the hashtag #beautybeyondsize.

Sports Illustrated also celebrated Graham's swimsuit rookie announcement by releasing a video on Tuesday showing the exact moment that Graham found out she would be modeling for the magazine.

Graham burst into tears when she realized she was signing a contract for the Sports Illustrated gig.

"It's been so surreal and so amazing," Graham said in the video.