-- 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.
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.