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Ashley Graham Is Killin’ It On The Cover Of COSMO


Ashley Graham is all over the place- from Sports Illustrated to her own lingerie line to I dunno, TAKING OVER THE WORLD. She’s on the cover of August’s Cosmopolitan telling it like it is, and honestly, giving good interview. Here are the highlights:

On Amy Schumer taking Glamour to task for implying she is plus-size: “I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry. You thrive on being a big girl, but when you’re grouped in with us, you’re not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard.”

On calling herself a model and not a plus-size model: “Just because I’m not calling myself plus-size doesn’t mean I’m not representing a woman who is … I’m giving curvy women a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before —a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful.”

On the trolls who remark on her interracial relationship with husband Justin Ervin: “One comment on Instagram was ‘I knew a girl her size could only be with a black guy.’ I think that’s so ugly. But we talk about the fact that I’m white and he’s black all the time. I’ve seen how racist America is. It’s opened my eyes to how ignorant I have been, how white privilege has taken over a lot of my thoughts and actions because it’s just something that I take for granted.”

On a previous relationship with an alcoholic: “He was abusive in more than one way … He threw a couch on me. He came home drunk. I was sitting on it, and he flipped it upside down. I remember my elbow being jammed but thinking, He didn’t hit me; he was just really angry, you know? You hear stories of women who say the exact same thing — I wasn’t showing up with bruises, he wasn’t beating me every day. Looking back, I should’ve left, but I was an insecure woman in a terrible relationship who did not know herself.”

(Via Cosmopolitan)

It’s interesting- I haven’t really heard her take on her interracial relationship, or her thoughts on Amy Schumer. What do YOU think of her interview?


Photos: Cosmopolitan

Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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An Agent Once Waved Money In Front of Ashley Graham’s Face So She’d Lose Weight

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Poor Ashley Graham. This freakin’ SUCKS.

In a recent interview, the Sports Illustrated model revealed that she once had an agent who waived money in her face as a motivator to lose weight.

“I had agencies telling me that I had to lose weight. I had one that waved money in my face and said, ‘If you lose more ‘lb’s’ – pounds – you can make a lot more of this,’ and he was waving $20 bills in my face.”

“That wasn’t even a motivator for me to lose weight. I was peaking at a size 18, and in the plus size fashion industry, models go from a size 8 to a size 16/18. So if you’re on the smaller size or the bigger size, you’re not going to work as much as if you’re in the middle. So he was trying to encourage me to lose weight but it didn’t work, because I was that person where if you told me to go on a diet and lose weight, I’m just going to gain weight.”

Though she’s stubborn, this kind of stuff really hurt her self-esteem. She said:

“I had gained a lot of weight because my mom wasn’t cooking for me and I wasn’t working out. I started to really hate myself. I would literally just look in the mirror, and I would be disgusted. It was a constant degrading of my body. You’re fat. You’re ugly. You’re worthless. I’m surprised you’re a model. Are some of the things I would say to myself.”

“A lot of taking care of my body and my mind and my soul had to do with talking to myself and actually giving myself affirmations. It got me out of my funk. I still had cellulite, I still had back fat, I still had jiggly arms, and I decided to love every part of it.”

(Via PerezHilton)

And now, you can love yourself and make a crapton of money. HAPPILY EVER AFTER, GIRL!

Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 3:15pm
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