Ash­ley Gra­ham

With a 38D bust and a 32-inch waist, Ash­ley is large and in-charge

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INFORM -

The stun­ning Ash­ley Gra­ham has taken the world by storm with her bound­ary-break­ing Sports Il­lus­trated is­sue. “Now is the time: Peo­ple want to know about curvy women. We are in the mid­dle of a great con­ver­sa­tion, and we still have years be­fore we hit the peak,” she has said of her mod­el­ling career. De­spite be­ing the first plus-size model to grace the front of SI’s cov­eted swim­suit is­sue, she’s faced back­lash after back­lash for her larger frame. Even her stun­ning Vogue cover has faced crit­i­cism, with many fans ex­press­ing dis­may over re­ports that the photo was ma­nip­u­lated to make Ash­ley look smaller. The classy body-pos­i­tive ac­tivist has taken all the neg­a­tiv­ity in her stride. “There are too many peo­ple think­ing they can look at a girl my size and say that we are un­healthy,” Ash­ley says. “You can’t. Only my doc­tor can.” The 29-year-old has ap­peared in ev­ery­thing from a mu­sic video for dance-rock band DNCE to MTV’s Made as a mod­el­ling coach, all the while preach­ing a mes­sage of self-love, health, and in­clu­siv­ity. “I refuse to let oth­ers dic­tate how I live my life and what my body should look like for their own com­fort,” she de­clares. “And nei­ther should you.”

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