There’s no denying that Ashley Graham is beautiful – but that’s not the only reason we love her!
Ashley has moved mountains in the fashion and lingerie industry in the past couple of years that have made way for important changes for inclusivity.
These are some of the reasons why we are currently crushing over Ashley Graham.
1. She’s Dominating Fashion
I mean, she made history as the first full figured woman to get a cover AND a spread in Sports Illustrated!
If that’s not enough, Ashley Graham also walked the Michael Kors runway this year, has her own lingerie and clothing collections, and has appeared on the cover of Vogue, one of the most notorious magazines for depicting a singular body type. She’s really built herself quite the resume!
2. She’s Inspiring Women
Ashley uses any opportunity she finds to promote her personal journey of body acceptance, and frankly doesn’t care about any backlash she might get!
She’s also opened up about past abusive relationships and how she’s overcome many of the insecurities we’ve all faced and the negative behaviors we may engage in because of them.
Her TED Talks was also highly regarded as being incredibly inspiring, and we agree – we think you should definitely watch it!
3. She’s Giving Back
We love a celeb who uses her power and success for good and doesn’t feel the need to brag about it.
Ashley has committed herself to charitable work and humanitarian efforts for years, working with foundations such as The Themba Foundation to help those less fortunate.
4. She’s Actively Living Her Words
Ashley’s not just a girl who talks the talk; she walks the walk too.
She actively participates in endeavours to promote body positivity and inspire women to love themselves, such as her ALDA foundation. She works with other models in the industry through this foundation to help foster a generation of new models that are diverse, healthy, and happy.
5. She’s Promoting Health AND Being Healthy
Ashley’s breaking any stereotypes that curves mean an unhealthy lifestyle.
Her social media is full of snaps of her workout routines, and she freely discusses how important exercise and nutrition are. She is very dedicated to her health, but also isn’t afraid to admit that she’s human and indulges – apparently she loves French fries as much as we do!
Are there any celebs that YOU find empowering?
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Until next time!