Arts & Entertainment | October 20, 2017 9:00 am

Two Australian Best Friends Become Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookies

They're behind the body positivity project Any BODY.

Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley, the two best friends behind the body positivity project Any BODY, will be featured in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, according to the outlet.

The two hail from Western Australia, and started the project because size-6 model Gibbs was accused of altering an image with size-16 Wasley to make herself appear smaller, and her best friend appear larger. They created Any BODY shortly after.

Where it all started ^ We posted this picture online, just as best friends going out on the weekend, it got reposted a lot and the controversy started.. You have photoshopped yourself thinner or your friend bigger, what kind of friend are you? Was one of the comments, it broke my heart because Kate and I are best friends why would I do that? The fact that a simple picture of two people together went so viral purely because of their body types shocked me… and @any.body_co was created because no one should have to deal with that and it shouldn’t even be acknowledged, all I see here is two women.. not one “skinny” woman and one “curvy” woman, stop comparing everyone to each other and accept every person as beautiful in their own right. #loveanyBODY

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“It’s for anyone that’s ever felt insecure because they’re ‘too thin,’ or ‘too fat,’ have rolls, scars, cellulite or stretch marks,” Wasley told Sports Illustrated. “It’s for anyone that’s ever been told they would be beautiful if they only lost weight.”