These Two BFFs Just Became 'Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue' Models Together

Friends who model in Aruba together, stay together.

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Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley are best friends and models who you might remember for their their March Instagram post, which went viral and started a movement.

The pair just happen to have different body-types, and people found this very confusing.

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As Georgia explains in the caption above, among the response to their initial photo were comments from people who believed she'd photoshopped the photo to flatter herself (in comparison to her friend Kate). This, Georgia says, 'broke [her] heart,' but also led her and Kate to found 'Any BODY,' a joint Instagram account and website that promotes body positivity for women of ~all sizes~ because, yes please.

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The duo's Insta accounts quickly grew a large following, and received an overwhelmingly positive response. 'Can't tell you how heartwarming it is seeing so many of you embrace your bodies,' they wrote on their Instagram. The pair even found themselves on the cover of Australia's Health & Fitness magazine in September.

But perhaps the most exciting moment of their modeling careers came Wednesday, when Sports Illustrated officially announced Georgia and Kate as the magazine's latest 2018 SI Swim Rookies. They both took part in a magical photoshoot in Aruba and truly the photos speak for themselves.

I mean, look at those glittering bathing suits!

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The tropical location!

The crystal clear waters!

Honestly, just gushing over their friendship right now.

Kate and Georgia lead by example in overcoming negativity (whether it's internal or external) to embrace yourself and support others around you — because we are all different and should love what makes us that way. And hey, just throwing it out there, if any of my friends casually want to fly to Aruba with me to recreate these gorgeous photos, HMU.

From: Cosmopolitan
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