Model Anne V. Only Feels Comfortable at a ‘Certain Weight’

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 17:  Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Anne V arrives at Club SI Swimsuit hosted by Vanity at Vanity Nightclub at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on February 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Anne V. in February at a Sports Illustrated event. Photo: Jacob Andrzejczak/2011 Getty Images

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue models have told tales of eating lots of good, solid, caloric food in preparation for their shoots. Seems hard to believe on the one hand, but makes sense on the other because the pictures of models that sports-media-consuming men want to look at are kind of the opposite of the pictures of models fashion people want to look at. "They were like, ‘You’re too skinny. Start eating cheeseburgers.’ That’s when I was like, This magazine’s for me," model Julie Henderson has told us. But model Anne Vyalitsyna, who has been in the issue for seven years in a row, doesn't have the same reaction to that kind of encouragement to feed.

“There is a certain weight I feel comfortable in,” she tells PEOPLE. “The thing is, with Sports Illustrated, they want the whole voluptuous, soft body. Sometimes I’m not comfortable with that.”

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