Plus-Size Model Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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

— -- 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.