Hunter McGrady, 23, always knew she wanted to be a swimsuit model: her mom was a model, as was her grandmother and her aunt.
It was Hunter’s dream to be just like her mother and have a successful modeling career of her own.
She started modeling when she was only 16, but she struggled to make it as a “smaller-size model.”
Like most of us in the world, Hunter actually has hips and thighs and isn’t stick-thin. When she started modeling, she was “straight-size,” or what we’d think of as a “normal” model aka, not plus-size.
Around four years ago, all of that changed. Hunter’s body was never meant to maintain the 115-pound frame she forced herself into. So when she found out about plus-size modeling, it opened a whole new door for her.
As Hunter McGrady explained to Sports Illustrated: “I was really bullied in high school… I think that we’re all beautiful regardless of what size we are. But they always told me that I was fat and that I would never be a model.”
Now, she’s getting revenge on her bullies by staring back at them from the pages ofthe magazine’s famous swimsuit edition.
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