Ashley Graham: “I’ve always been told: ‘You’re not good enough because you’re plus-size.’” 

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On why she hates the word “plus-size”:

It’s like, ‘Plus what?’ That’s something I’ve always been told: ‘You’re not good enough because you’re plus-size.’  I’m not here to ban the word from the dictionary” — plenty of women own and love it. I prefer curvy or curve.

On how curvy women-of-color model friends of hers like Marquita Pring and Precious Lee aren’t getting the same opportunities:

I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege. To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.

On skipping the Met Gala:

I couldn’t get a designer to dress me. You can’t just show up in jeans and a T-shirt.

On how she doesn’t like that she is famous for her size:

On the subway, girls see me and go, ‘If I had a girl when I was in high school talk the way you talk about your body, my life would be different.’ People look at my size now and know that’s what makes me famous. That kind of sucks, too, because it’s like, ‘Damn, my size is what makes me famous?’ This is the thing: I know I’m paving the way for the next generation of girls, and they’re not going to have to do this. That’s what I hope. I’ll take the brunt work and just handle it, and then you guys can just sail right on through.

… says Ashley.

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Chloe Moretz Brings the Quote of the Day

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On how she once had a fat-shaming costar – from Variety:

“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in a real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ — as in my size…It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,” she recalls, opting not to reveal the identity of the actor, only saying that he was “23, 24 or 25” and she was 15 years old at the time. “I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard…It just makes you realize that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me. You have to kind of forgive and not forget really, but it was just like wow. It was jarring. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark.”

… says 20 year-old Chloe.

The actress when she was 15:

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Rihanna’s OTT Festival Look

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29 year-old Rihanna attended the Crop Over Festival in her native Barbados this week – and as every year, she did so while covered up in rhinestones, feathers and not much else.

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Step Back in Time: Rihanna at the festival in 2013:

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