Supermodel of the world, queen of body positivity, and inspirational role model; it’s no secret Ashley Graham truly is a force to be reckoned with. What’s more, she just scooped the title of Fashion Force of the Year at Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards. Damn this woman is not sleeping on being perfect.
7 Times Ashley Graham Was A Force
To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up the times Ashley Graham was everything. Babes who are this much of a force need serious appreciation.
#1 Her response to being named Fashion Force of the Year was seriously moving – and powerful.
On her Insta, Ashley said; “By modelling the past 18 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about trends. You’re in one season, you’re out the next. I am grateful that now, season after season, the industry is becoming even more inclusive. My curves are not a trend, your skin colour is not a trend, your culture and abilities are not a trend.”
#2 When she did a pretty impressive and inspiring TED talk on body image and body acceptance.
Ashley taught us the term “plus-size” isn’t actually that inclusive and can make plus and curve models feel outsiders within the modelling industry.
#3 THAT Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover.
Ashley made history when became the first-ever size-16 model to grace the iconic swimsuit issue’s cover back in 2016. What took you so long, Sports Illustrated?
#4 Her strong-ass social media game.
Her Instagram is brimming with endless real-ness, motivational chat and body positivity from the lady herself. If you need a little positivity on your feed, you need to be following this queen.
#5 Everytime her on-set energy was next level.
Ashley was described by one photographer as “human caffeine” and that pretty much sums her up. The BTS of literally every shoot she’s ever done is a must-watch. Her personality and energy are seriously infectious.
#6 When she brought her straight up realness to ANTM.
Arguably iconic TV show America’s Next Top Model introduced Ashley as their main judge on the panel to dish out her knowledge, replacing Miss Tyra Banks herself, and we weren’t mad about it.
#7 Oh, and one more thing…
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you might have heard we’re about to drop a collection with her pretty soon. No biggie. Stay tuned for PrettyLittleThing Starring Ashley Graham. We’re inviting you to celebrate #EveryBODYinPLT