Ronda Rousey Is a Knock-Out on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
Two is better than one...but three? Well, that's even better. So when it was announced during a TV presentation hosted by Nick Cannon and Rebecca Romijn on TNT last night that this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue would feature UFC champion fighter Ronda Rousey, size-16 model Ashley Graham, and last year's rookie Hailey Clauson on the cover, it was a win-win-win. Editor MJ Day explained her reasoning for choosing three ladies to grace the front of the issue: "The truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all...So we don't just have one cover, because beauty doesn't take just one form."
Rousey, who sports an eye-catching body-painted onepiece from Camilla on her cover (another first), said she was honored to be a part of this historic issue that promotes a healthy image. Clauson, clearly no stranger to the pages of the mag, models an itsy-bitsy bottom on her version and covers her chest with her hand, was equally as shocked to receive the honor, saying: "I love it so much because it represents three different strong and beautiful women." Graham, who made waves just by being featured in an advertisement in SI last year, was stunned. "This is for all the women who didn't think they were beautiful because of their size," says Graham. "This is for them."