Ashley Graham sure is getting around lately. Ever since she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in February, she seems to be in high demand. She is currently flaunting her figure on the cover of the August issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine looking as hot as ever.
This girl is certainly not afraid to speak out about her curves, even if it means taking on Amy Schumer. Yes, she has dared to comment on something that the comedian had previously mentioned about not wanting to be grouped into the plus-size category. In the interview for Cosmopolitan, Graham talked about those comments.
“I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry. You thrive on being a big girl, but when you’re grouped in with us, you’re not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard.”
Earlier in the year, Schumer was also featured in Cosmopolitan, but she was not too keen on being labeled plus-size. However, all is well for these two beautiful women. While many may have thought that there was a feud between them, Ashley Graham and Amy Schumer seem to be just fine. The actress posted a response to the model’s comment about her.
“I totally understand Ashley’s feelings. I don’t group myself in with her because she is unbelievably beautiful. Nothing but respect for her. Rock on girl. I’m so grateful for you. You inspire me!!!”
As for Ashley Graham, she is not afraid of her curvy figure. In fact, she embraces it and she is not afraid to speak out about it. She also encourages other women to do the same. Her mission is to not let any negativity affect her life and also to help other females embrace who they are and to feel beautiful doing it.
“Just because I’m not calling myself plus-size doesn’t mean I’m not representing a woman who is. I’m giving curvy women a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before —a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful.”
Of course, many people have their own opinions on having a plus-size model gracing covers of high-profile magazines. One celebrity who called out Ashley Graham when she saw her on the Sports Illustrated issue was former model Cheryl Tiegs. She wasn’t so sure that Ashley looked healthy with her extra curves. She later apologized to her, saying that she only wanted the best health for others. Ashley’s response only made her more determined to take on the world who thinks that having a few extra curves is not healthy.
“Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said, and it may have hurt a lot of people’s feelings, but my skin is so thick. I kind of rolled my eyes. I was like, ‘Oh, whatever, another one of these ladies.’ But what’s great is that, the fact that she said it, it means that other women think like her. And what that means is that we really need to change the industry.”
Not only does she take on other celebrities, but the 28-year-old model also takes on those hateful trolls that get on social media just to remark on her body and her personal life as well. According to People, Graham slammed those who called her out for having too much cellulite on her thighs. In response to that, she posted some swimsuit photos on Instagram to let them know that she is comfortable in her own skin and no one will shame her into thinking otherwise.
One person who thinks that Ashley Graham is gorgeous is Joe Jonas. The DNCE frontman has absolutely no issues with her thighs or any of her curves. Graham was featured with Jonas in his recent video for the band’s single, “Toothbrush.” In fact, he was so impressed with her that he sought Ashley out to be his main squeeze in the music video.
Graham’s husband, cinematographer Justin Ervin, is also very happy with his wife’s figure. They have been married since 2010 and are still going strong.
What do you think of Ashley Graham not being afraid to show off her curves in sexy swimsuits?
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