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Sports Sports Illustrated taps model who is 56 and stands 5-foot-3

Sports Sports Illustrated taps model who is 56 and stands 5-foot-3

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Sports Kathy Jacobs says it’s crucial no longer to discount folks attributable to their age or height

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CHRIS PIZZELLO Associated Press

July 21, 2020, 7: 26 PM

2 min read

CALABASAS, Calif. —
Kathy Jacobs says it’s crucial no longer to discount folks attributable to their age or height. She could per chance also honest peaceful know — the exiguous 56-12 months-former is a label new Sports actions Illustrated Swimsuit Downside model.

Jacobs, from Calabasas, California and who stands 5-foot-3-inches, hopes her look within the plight will reduction alternate readers’ views of class.

“I’m factual like so grateful that they took like a likelihood on me,” says Jacobs. ”Two things it is doubtless you’ll per chance per chance be in a plight to’t alternate about yourself are how former you are and how mountainous you are.”

The 2020 Sports actions Illustrated Swimsuit plight is online and on newsstands Tuesday. The quilt facets a trio of fashions — Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock, who moreover each have person covers.

The modern swimsuit plight ran in 1964. It has been a launching pad for fashions reminiscent of Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson, Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.

Through the years the plight has tried to terminate new, with painted bikinis, plus-sized fashions, unedited images, puny swimsuits, amputee fashions, older fashions and the addition of reliable athletes and celebrities in relationships.

“That’s the class of Sports actions Illustrated is they factual shield reinventing themselves and they shield reinventing what’s your peek of class,” says Jacobs. “And so they shield showing folks that there’s extra than one extra or much less class obtainable.”