This is Ashley Graham‘s year, isn’t it?
After 16 years in the fashion industry (I know, too long for a 28 year old), girl’s booking a Sports Illustrated cover, huge Lane Bryant campaigns and even has her own lingerie line. AND, now Maxim gave the girl their April cover…which is, uh, pretty much topless as are two of the photos (check out the married dude cupping the model’s breasts!). No interview yet, but here’s a teaser quote, showing how Graham is determined to expand her apparel and accessories lines and pretty much wants to be Tyra:
Ã¢â¬ÅI know these celebrity entrepreneurs are just people,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅTheyÃ¢â¬â¢ve just been given the right opportunities and have soared with them. And thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what IÃ¢â¬â¢m trying to do.Ã¢â¬Â When she landed a certain major swimsuit cover in February, GrahamÃ¢â¬â¢s raw reaction at the televised unveiling was emotional and infectious. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m gonna take over,Ã¢â¬Â she laughed, gripping the microphone with tears in her eyes.
Dang. Check out the rest of the interview April 5th, but for now, feast yo eyes on the splendor of the Graham…