Sports Illustrated has just released their 2018 Swimsuit Edition and this year, not only was Hunter McGrady featured, but they also featured plus size model Tabria Majors! Plus size models are a new addition to the Sports Illustrated magazines thanks to Ashley Graham’s explosive debut in 2016. However, Tabria can also check off that she is one of the first plus size black models the magazine has featured!
On the heels of Precious Lee’s Lane Bryant Campaign in Sports Illustrated, Tabria wows in this milestone accomplishment for her career. This ladies, is the type of inclusivity and representation that we like to see! Beautiful women of all shades, shapes, and sizes being celebrated.
Who is Tabria?
Tabria is beautiful inside and out. I remember following her on Instagram via the Explore tab some time ago because I was so struck by her beauty.
Who else is in the 200+ club, let’s see! pic.twitter.com/LoMUyZHA4f
— Tabria (@TabriaMajors) August 29, 2017
The follow stuck when I realized she was also a champion of body positivity! Not only has she harnessed the power of vulnerability, but she is hella funny to boot!
This is a major feature for any model within the industry, but this accomplishment marks a major goal checked off early in Tabria’s modeling career!
“To think just a little over a year ago I was still working part-time as a maid, literally scrubbing floors after I completed photo shoots, constantly questioning if this “modeling thing” was going to work out,” the model wrote in her Instagram caption. “Suffice it to say, I think I’m doing pretty well :)”
Get it Tabria!
“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and want to remind everyone to always believe in yourself, trust the process, and never give up,” she added. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now, if Tabria’s face looks familiar it’s because she is literally modeling at almost ALL of your favorite plus size fashion brands. From Fashion Nova, Forever 21, Hips & Curves, and so many more!
Or, if you’re like me and follow her on Instagram, you may have seen the time she took down her fat shamers or that time she recreated Victoria’s Secret ads and went viral!
Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol. Just paying homage to a few of my favorite pics/outfits from VS here and showing that curvy girls can rock (and sell) lingerie just as well as straight size models. _____________________________________ ? @allgoodthingstv ? @victoriassecret
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But did you also know that Tabria is also one-half of the podcast, The Thick, where she also sells her own merchandise? Girlfriend is a busy bee and we are here for all of it!
Congrats to Tabria! We look forward to more of you!
Not only is her spread amazing, but there are a lot of gems in this story! From her perseverance and continuing to follow her dream, to taking a chance and entering in the contest. My takeaways are you only get what you work hard for and you can’t be afraid to go for what you want!
What do you think of Tabria’s SI spread, ladies? Any of the swimsuits catching your eye?
Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director made of sugar and spice and everything rice. She has the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.