Sports Illustrated’s first plus-size Asian model Yumi Nu says it’s an ‘incredible honour’ https://t.co/ZzqoQJh2n8— The Independent (@Independent) March 22, 2021
Yumi Nu has become the first Asian Plus-Size model to be featured in their swimsuit issue. Nu is 24-years-old and of Japanese and Dutch descent. She’s spoken up about self body-shaming, and wants people to know that Asian women don’t have to be “dainty and little”.
Officially the first Asian Plus Size Sports Illustrated Model. 🤧🥺 it makes me emotional that I get the opportunity to be the representation my childhood self needed. @SI_Swimsuit pic.twitter.com/kLbOp8BZ8P— Yumi Nu (@_yumi_nu) March 19, 2021