Ashley Graham was born October 30, 1987 and she is an American model and television presenter. 

Ashley Graham Biography

When Graham was in the eighth grade, she was moving to Lincoln, Nebraska , with her family. Growing up, he was diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia . 

She has two younger sisters. 

She was attending Scott Middle School from 1999 to 2002 and attended Lincoln Southwest High School from 2002 to 2005. 

She was identified in 2000 by the IGI agency while shopping at Oak View Mall in Omaha, Nebraska .

Ashley Graham Career

She start modeling at the age of twelve. 

In 2001, she was signing a deal with Wilhelmina Models , after attending a modeling convention. In 2003, she signed a contract with Ford Models .  During the beginning of her career, she was appearing in YM magazine .  In April 2007, she was profiled by Vogue magazine ‘s Sally Singer . 

She was appearing in Glamor ‘s October 2009 issue ” These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size”, along with plus-size models such as Kate Dillon Levin, Amy Lemons , Lizzie Miller, Crystal Renn , Jennie Runk , and Anansa Sims.

In 2010,she was appearing in a controversial Lane Bryant TV commercial . The commercial received over 800,000 views on YouTube and was covered by media outlets such as The Huffington Post and the New York Post . On May 31, 2010, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , to address the controversy. 

She has also walking for international designers such as Prabal Gurung , Michael Kors , Love Mag, Dolce and Gabbana , H&M , Tommy Hilfiger , Rag and Bone , Christian Siriano and Prada.

In December 2010, she was also featuring in an editorial for Bust magazine. She was appearing in several Levi’s campaigns, most notably Curve ID SS 2011 with Sabina Karlsson, Ana Lisboa, Marquita Pring, and McKenzie Raley, and Boyfriend Collection F/W 10 with Rachel Clark, Ana Lisboa, Anais Mali, Marquita Pring, and Ashley Smith. 

She was appearing in several campaigns for Marina Rinaldi: Spring/Summer 2012,  Fall/Winter 2012 Jeans, and Fall/Winter 2012 sport.  Other clients include Addition Elle, Bloomingdale’s, Elomi lingerie, Evans, Hanes, Liz Claiborne Macy’s, Nordstrom, Simply Be, and Target.

In December 2012, she was appearing on two billboards in New York for Lane Bryant.  Later that year, she was named the Full Figure Fashion Week model of the year. 

In 2013, she was designeinga line of lingerie for Addition Elle, a Canadian plus-size clothing retailer. She also appeared on MTV’s Done , as a trainer for an aspiring plus-size model.  She was featuring in the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Pre-Fall Beauty Editorial and Collection .  She was the cover model for the June 2014 issue of Elle Quebec . 

In 2015, swimsuitsforall, a plus-size retailer for women’s swimwear, featuring her in an advertisement in Sports Illustrated ‘s annual Swimsuit Issue .The ad was part of swimsuitsforall’s Curves In Bikinis campaign. She was one of the first plus-size models to grace the pages of the Swimsuit Issue .  In 2016, she became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue. 

In 2016, she was serving as a backstage host for Miss USA 2016, Miss Universe 2016, Miss USA 2017, Miss Universe 2017, and Miss Universe 2018. Additionally, she was an official judge on the reality show America’s Next Top Model broadcast on VH1.

In 2017, she was publishing a book, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like . In these memoirs, she is providing insights into her experiences as a model and body positivity advocate,  and shares her perspectives on evolving body image in the years to come.

She was also competing in an episode of Spike ‘s lip sync battle against Superior Donuts actor Jermaine Fowler. She was winning with performances of Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” and Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much“. The episode aired on June 28, 2017. 

Graham has been announced as the host for the second season of American Beauty Star . 

Ashley Graham Body Positivity

She is an advocate for body positivity  and the Health at Every Size movement. 

In 2016, she became the first size 16 model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue . She described Graham’s cover as “bringing size acceptance into the mainstream”. She graced the cover of Vogue in 2017, becoming the first plus-size model to appear in the magazine. 

She gave a TED Talk advocating for self-acceptance regarding body images, which included looking in a full-length mirror and having a friendly chat with your body parts by making comments like, “Back fat, I see you showing up bra today. But it’s okay. I’m going to choose to love you.” 

She has been praised by women on Instagram for sharing photos that show off her cellulite.  In an interview with Vogue , she said, “I definitely think my body has changed a lot of people’s lives.

I’ve used my body as a tool to talk about taboo topics like cellulite or insecurities about my lower abdomen.” “. fat and also  talk about life to your body and have a kind of affirmation conversation with yourself. 

And I know the lives that have been changed: young girls and even women my age who have written to me and said, ‘I never loved the skin I was in until I heard of your ride.'”

She has stated that she does not prefer the term “plus size”, saying, “I think when you use the word ‘plus size’ you are putting all these women into one category: ‘Not eating well.’ You don’t exercise. “You couldn’t care less about your body.” ‘You are insecure.’ You have no confidence. And that’s not any of this (pointing to her body) “. The fashion industry may persist in labeling me ‘plus size,’ but I like to think of it as ‘my size.’

Ashley Graham Nude

She is one of the public figures who has done the most to break down the canons of beauty. 

The Nebraska-born model is considered one of the icons of ‘body positive’, a movement that pursues the acceptance of all types of bodies, regardless of whether they have cellulite, stretch marks and other ‘imperfections’ (considered as such by today’s standards).

A fight that Graham carries out on her social networks, where she shares important messages of self-love and boasts of her body as it is, like that time when she published some photos of her showing stretch marks her after giving birth.

The 34-year-old model has returned to share with her 18 million followers some photos showing off her curves completely naked and without retouching. In these, she appears with natural hair and incredible eyeliner. The shoot in question is for Perfect Magazine and was photographed by Zhong Lin.

In the publication, the model has included a screenshot of the conversation with Katie Grand, who asks her what she thinks about not retouching the photos, to which she replies: “Personally, I think it’s the best option! The images are They look impressive and speak for themselves…”.

With her publication, the model returns to embrace naturalness and launches a message of self-love. “Perfect just the way you are,” she writes in the caption. As you could imagine, the comments section has been filled with praise for the model. “Perfection!!!”, “Unreal”, and “You look amazing” are just a few of the positive comments she has received. 

Ashley Graham Twins And Husband

She has been involved in mission work in South Africa with the Themba Foundation

She was metting her husband, Justin Ervin, a videographer, at church in 2009 and they married the following year.  In August 2019, she and Ervin announced that they were expecting their first child, a boy. 

In a 2017 interview with CBS, Gshe was admitting that her interracial relationship with Ervin, who is black, was shocking to her Nebraska family: 

I’ll never forget that feeling of sitting there with Justin, thinking, ‘I’m so ashamed that I had to bring him in to meet these people, these people who raised me and taught me how to live, and he’s being treated like this terribly,’” said. “And he said to me, ‘Racism is never surprising, but it always disappoints.’

On January 18, 2020, she was giving birth to a boy named Isaac.

Ashley Graham Net Worth

Her net worth is $1 million.

This stunning plus size model has become one of the highest paid models in the world and has enjoyed many lucrative deals with big brands. She is also establishing herself on television and as an author. While many models earn large sums of money, she is currently one of the most financially successful.

Her fame and fortune cwas ontinuing on an upward path as he began landing offers for campaigns for famous clothing brands. 

She is particularly famous for her participation in several Levi campaigns and also for her work in Marina Rinaldi campaigns. Other campaigns Ashley Graham has modeled for include Target, Evans, Simply Be, Liz Claiborne Macy’s, Addition Elle, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Hanes and Elomi Lingerie.

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