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Ashley Graham’s Sexy Swimsuit Commercial

January 31, 2015 in Ashley Graham by Versus

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Plus-size model Ashley Graham recently posted on her Instagram page a teaser commercial she did for SwimsuitsForAll, where the gorgeous brunette shows off her figure in a black two-piece.

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Size 16 Ashley Graham Brings Today’s Quotes

January 9, 2015 in Hot Models by Versus

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On body image:

I didn’t like my body when I gained a lot of weight. When you are plus size, you have to embrace your curves and accept your rolls. I have rolls now and I won’t airbrush them out on Instagram, but I was unhealthy then. I could feel it in my skin. And it was even harder to find clothes. I don’t think every store or designer has to make plus-size pieces, but I think if we get the majority on board to start thinking of a normal woman’s body, that’s where the change is going to be.

I think that you can be healthy at any size and my goal is to help and educate women on that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or 22, you can be healthy as long as you’re taking care of your body, working out, and telling yourself ‘I love you’ instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.

… says plus-size model Ashley.

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Size 16 Ashley Graham in The Edit

January 4, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Hot Models by Versus

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On her positive upbringing:

My mom is a very encouraging woman. My whole life she told me, ‘You have to love who you are. You have an amazing personality, you have a great heart. Just be who you are.’ My mom never said, ‘I feel so ugly’, she never looked at her face and said, ‘I need a lift.’ I never saw her looking at herself negatively and therefore I never looked at myself that way. But some people aren’t as lucky to have a mother like mine, which is why we need curvy role models. I was told to look up to Marilyn Monroe and J.Lo, because those were the only two curvy women considered beautiful. We need role models for young girls who say, ‘Embrace your curves. Who cares that your body isn’t perfect?’

On her role as a plus-size model:

I’m meant to spread the word and change beauty and body standards in the fashion industry. And even outside the industry, in my whole community. A year and a half ago, I started a group called ALDA it means ‘wave’ in Icelandic with four other plus-size models. We go to schools to talk about body image acceptance.“We’re in the MIDDLE of a great conversation but we have YEARS before we hit the PEAK. Curves are here to stay.”

… says Ashley in The Edit.

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Melissa McCarthy Talks Plus-Size Clothing

June 5, 2014 in Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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On why she felt the need to start a line of plus-size clothing:

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”

… says Melissa.

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Plus-Size Model Treat: Ashley Graham

May 29, 2014 in Hot Models by Versus

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Name: Ashley Graham

Nationality: American

Age: 26

Size: US 14

Posing here for: ELLE Quebec

A quote from Ashley:

“I just don’t like that there is a division between straight size and plus size models in the fashion world. I am trying to bridge that gap. Call me what you like. I know who I am.”

… says Ashley.

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