‘Sports Illustrated’ mannequin Hunter McGrady doesn’t demure on the purple carpet for iHeartRadio Music Awards. (Photo: JB Lacroix, WireImage)Hunter McGrady confirmed her pores and skin in a nude photoshoot for the hotly anticipated 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, revealed Tuesday.Who is the assured, curvy mannequin? Here’s every little thing you’ll want to know.She grew up in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old grew up within the metropolis of angels with a mannequin mom, Brynja McGrady, and an actor father, Michael McGrady, so it appears solely becoming her profession additionally introduced her in entrance of the digital camera. She’s been in SI earlier than.McGrady is not a beginner with regards to the journal, although the 2018 swimsuit situation marks her official rookie debut. She was a part of SI’s Swimsuit Model Search in 2017. During that photoshoot, she posed on the seashore sporting solely physique paint. She’s not shy about her dimension.When asserting her SI rookie standing on Instagram in January, McGrady did not maintain again on sharing what dimension she wears.”Here I am, a size 16 at nearly 6 feet tall and am yet again in what is considered the sexiest magazine to come out every year!!!” she wrote, earlier than persevering with her reward for the difficulty’s variety. More: Who is Danielle Herrington? 5 issues concerning the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit cowl starMore: Special ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit unfold lets fashions specific themselvesBut it took her years to get there. Not solely is McGrady open about her present dimension, she’s additionally open about her journey with weight. #flashbackfriday At age 15 I used to be instructed by four businesses that I wanted to lose three inches off of my hips to be a mannequin which might have put me at a dimension 00. I’d desperately work out for hours and eat few energy per day, HOPING I might match the invoice. It wasn’t till 18 years previous, three years of insecurities introduced on as a result of I believed I wasn’t adequate, that I would not measure up! I noticed that my physique was not constructed to be that skinny. Today, I am so grateful I can pursue my dream and nonetheless promote a wholesome physique picture. He will fill the wishes of your coronary heart! Chains are damaged! I see it in so many younger ladies as of late who’re striving to have a thigh hole, or for his or her hip bones to stay out, or to suit a dimension zero. Not everybody’s physique construction is made like that. Be the healthiest you, you will be. Be lively, use the issues God offered for you, deal with HIM and Embrace the physique The Lord gave you! HE CREATED YOU IN HIS PERFECT IMAGE! You cannot deny his candy creations!A publish shared by Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady) on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:43pm PSTShe instructed SI in January that she weighed 114 kilos and was a dimension 2 in highschool.”Everyone told me I was fat at 114 pounds,” she mentioned. “And here I am, in the magazine at a size 16. It’s just the top of the top for a model.”She instructed Glamour Tuesday that her journey has made her respect and discover value in her physique.”At 16-years-old, the size 2 Hunter, who didn’t eat, who worked out for hours a day, who was depressed, who was anxious and shy and scared of the world, would have never thought she was worthy enough to be in this position of success, where she’d feel beautiful and confident in her own skin,” she mentioned.She’s sending a message.As a part of the swimsuit version’s “In Her Own Words” venture, the place fashions expressed themselves by means of phrases written on their our bodies, McGrady despatched a message of energy and confidence.She shared an image from the nude photoshoot on her Instagram Tuesday with a caption explaining her selection of phrases. “I am WORTHY, I am FEARLESS, I have CONFIDENCE, I am BOUNDLESS, I am RESILIENT, I am POWERFUL, I am ALL ME. I am no longer bound by the chains that society has put on me to fit a certain mold that has been so confining and brainwashing,” she wrote earlier than thanking a listing of individuals. More: ‘Sports Illustrated’ reveals Danielle Herrington as swimsuit cowl modelAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideSubsequent Slide Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2o5uoLC