Ashley Graham is super confident when it comes to her body and doesn’t shy away from posting hot pics of herself on Instagram. The model posted a very hot picture of herself in a black lingerie which shows her walking the ramp. She also thanked her followers as she reached the two million mark on Instagram. The caption said: “2 MILLION! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! Love you guys????????????”.
And her fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying compliments to the hot Sports Illustrated model.
“You inspire to me thank you ☺,” said one.
“I #Love thing woman soo much *-* she is sooooo wonderful ♡,” said a fan.
“Soooo pretty ommmgggg!!!!!????❤️” said another.
Ashley Graham is known for not just the beauty she is but the kind of confidence she instills in women who are average sized. The Inquisitr earlier reported that Ashley had posted a picture of herself riding a bicycle and showing off her cellulite. Ashley proudly proclaimed “A little cellulite never hurt nobody.. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called ‘ugly’.” It looks like Ashley has definitely become a spokesperson for women who struggle with body issues.
Ashley Graham was criticized by another Sports Illustrated model, Cheryl Tiegs, who said that she was too big to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Inquisitr reported that Tiegs had said your waist should be smaller than 35 inches, E! News had reported.
However, Ashley Graham kept her cool. She said she was left “a little speechless” by her comment. Ashley said, “Oh my goodness. It’s so interesting because Cheryl has been an inspiration because she is a Sports Illustrated girl for so long and I think what this is doing is proving that beauty does come in all shapes and sizes and I applaud Sports Illustrated.”
Graham said, “I thought it was an interesting comment and honestly, I was left a little speechless when I heard it but you know Cheryl’s beautiful and I wish her the best.”
Ashley Graham has also graced the cover of Maxim, for which she got a lot of flak. It was alleged that Ashley’s cover was photoshopped. However, Ashley defended herself and said that the cover wasn’t touched at all.
“I’m beyond proud to be the first curvy woman on the cover of Maxim,” the 28-year-old said a statement. “I was not slimmed down on the cover, and Gilles Bensimon did an amazing job capturing my true figure in all of the photos.” It looks like Ashley Graham definitely knows how to handle her critics.
She has also talked about how women are addressed in the media. She said she doesn’t like to be called a “real woman.”
“I don’t like to use the words ‘real women,’ honestly,” she told Elle in February. “I like to use the word ‘woman.’ And I say that because there are so many women out there who are naturally thin, or are naturally curvy.” Ashley Graham definitely has a lot of respect for all body types.
Ashley has always maintained that she believes that women should be healthy irrespective of the size. “You can be a size 2, 12 or 22, it doesn’t matter as long as you get off the couch and you take care of your body. Your body is going to thank you at the end of the day.” Those are some words to think about.
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