Model Hunter McGrady is a 'little curvier these days' — and she's OK with it

Elise Solé
Yahoo Lifestyle
Model Hunter McGrady embraces her curves. (Photo: Instagram/Hunter McGrady)
Model Hunter McGrady embraces her curves. (Photo: Instagram/Hunter McGrady)

Hunter McGrady says she’s a little thicker these days and she DGAF.

The supermodel proved her point on Instagram Friday by striking a pose in front of the mirror with the caption, “Little curvier these days, and that’s OK!” McGrady’s post with nearly 6,000 likes was pelted with affirmations, such as, “It’s sooo vital that women feel good in all their shapes! I know this feeling all too well. A little curvier but never happier” and “You are so inspiring to girls like me who have had body issues for as long as they can remember. Thank you so much.”

Little curvier these days and that’s ok!

A post shared by Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady) on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:01pm PST

McGrady, whose profile image is a slice of pizza onto which her face is superimposed, has been shooting photos for a Fredericks of Hollywood campaign. On Thursday, she shared a sexy selfie featuring her wearing a white bustier from the brand.

Shot something fun today with one of my favorite teams for @fredericks_hollywood

A post shared by Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady) on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:55pm PST

As the curviest model ever featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated, McGrady has made body-positivity her focus by declaring love for her stretch marks, sharing her past struggles with body acceptance, and earlier this year, launching the hashtag #AllWorthy to inspire women to love their bodies, at any size.

My body is WORTHY. YOU are worthy. We are ALL worthy. I've started a new hashtag #AllWorthy and I am leaving it open ended as that can be filled in with so many incredible words. We are #AllWorthy of feeling sexy in our skin. #AllWorthy of being loved #AllWorthy of being powerful #AllWorthy of having a voice tag your photos with #AllWorthy and fill in the blank, I want to see all you beautiful, worthy, dynamite people

A post shared by Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady) on Apr 4, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT

It’s hard to believe that the 24-year-old’s modeling career almost didn’t happen. In April, during an interview with Mayim Bialik for The Big Bang Theory star’s website Grok Nation, McGrady explained how she almost quit the industry at age 16 — as a size 2 — after a director was disappointed by her appearance saying, “We didn’t realize how big you were.”

“I was so angry, and I thought, This is not how I’m going to live my life,'” McGrady told Bialik. After briefly pausing her career — “I’m going to eat pasta if I frigging want it!” — she re-emerged with high-profile campaigns and as a household name.

Throwback to a few months ago in Anguilla with @si_swimsuit #Tbt

A post shared by Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady) on Nov 9, 2017 at 9:22am PST

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