Meet the 56-year-old bikini-clad model making history as the oldest person to ever appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Last year, the swimwear brand Swimsuits for All made history by featuring a plus-size model in its Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue ad — and this year, they’re up to their boundary-breaking ways again, spotlighting the oldest woman to ever appear in the issue.
Model Nicola Griffin is 56, about three to four decades older than the average bikini babe to pose in a swimwear ad. But as part of the brand’s new #SwimSexy campaign, which promotes body positivity and is inclusive of all ages, shapes, and sizes, the Baby Boomer is stripping down and holding her own among women half her age.
‘It’s not all about being 20 and 5’10”. We’re bored of that!’ she told Daily Mail Online of the campaign, which also features 28-year-old plus-size model Ashley Graham and plus-size British Ghanaian model Philomena Kwao, 26. ‘We are all different ages and sizes and that’s the beauty of it. We’re real women.’
Treated equally: Nicola wears a gold swimsuit just like the ones worn by Ashley and Philomena, which made her nervous at first
Hot mom: She said her daughters are proud of her, and even their boyfriends think the ad is great
Downside: However, she did admit that being called the ‘oldest’ makes her feel elderly
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