So far, 2018 has been a good year for body diversity. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features three curve models, each of them as stunning and gorgeous as the next. Tabria Majors from Nashville, TN, was one of the lucky ladies to be photographed, and it was her first time in a Swimsuit Issue, although you would never be able to tell by looking at her pictures.
We caught up with Tabria to chat about her experience as an SI Swimsuit rookie. “We’ve come a long way in the fashion and entertainment industry in terms of diversity, but we still have a ways to go,” she said. “I think Sports Illustrated is one of the few brands who are championing diversity in mainstream media.”
One of the things she loves about SI is that it doesn’t separate models into groups based on size. “They don’t isolate the curve models,” she told POPSUGAR. “We’re all together. We’re all great women going through this journey together, and it’s all about uplifting and empowering one another.”
Tabria also shared that her 2018 New Year’s resolution was to meditate regularly. “I think it’s really helped me, just to start my morning by clearing my head,” she said. “I think it’s really important because my mind runs a million miles a minute, and I think starting the day with a great thinking space and a positive atmosphere is key to having a productive day.”
Meditating regularly has taught Tabria to take everything day by day — “moment by moment, even” — and this helps her stay grounded and comfortable in her own skin, no matter what anyone has to say.
And if you ever feel like you can’t shake the haters, Tabria has this simple advice: “Ignore it, which is way easier said than done, but once you get to that point, you’ll be a better person overall and have a better outlook.”